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Foundation: 1994

Mission: Life at the ESRF is structured around the following principles: - Scientific excellence: Access to experiment time is competitive, and selection of experiments is guided by external review. - Productivity; Among synchrotrons worldwide, ESRF has the most external users and refereed publications. - Performance: The ESRF leads synchrotrons worldwide on reliability and quality of service to users. - Accessibility: The use of the ESRF is free of charge for all academic research. Close to a quarter of the academic research at the ESRF involves industrial partners. Industrial use of our facilities and expertise, including full intellectual property protection, is possible. - Openness: The results of academic research at the ESRF are always published, and the knowledge, skills and technologies developed at the ESRF are shared with the member countries and associates. Within the organisation, hierarchies are flat and bureaucracy is kept to a strict minimum. - Cultural richness: The staff of the ESRF represents more than 40 nationalities. Using English as the working language, these 600 highly qualified people mutually benefit from their rich and diverse backgrounds, cultures and languages. - Awareness of safety, health and environment: These are important aspects of daily life at the ESRF, to ensure that users and staff enjoy a high-quality workplace.

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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDFrance
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 773rd483rd472nd696th121st
Chemistry 595th331st325th516th97th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 567th379th388th499th149th
Energy 573rd328th329th458th101st
Engineering 534th306th303rd437th97th
Environmental Science 671st437th451st583rd148th
Mathematics 609th375th380th511th141st
Medicine 744th453rd444th694th116th
Physics and Astronomy 479th254th250th408th55th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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