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Foundation: 1871

Mission: We en­su­re safety in technology and chemistry. The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing integrates research, assessment and consultation in technology and chemistry under one umbrella. Technological change is a guarantee for our society’s prosperity. New technologies are the basis for the successful development of Germany as a business location and for value creation in global markets. Sustainable safety of new technologies creates trust in change and secures our future. At the cutting-edge of key technologies of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry, we make a crucial contribution to the technical safety of products, processes and to people’s life and work environment. For this purpose we carry out research and tests and provide advice based on our expertise and years of experience at the interfaces of science, technology, industry and politics.

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History: www.bam.de


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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-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 582nd338th336th517th84th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 793rd503rd491st716th157th
Chemistry 535th277th269th456th96th
Computer Science 612th349th351st509th104th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 591st391st403rd523rd96th
Energy 651st385th393rd535th94th
Engineering 561st331st329th464th100th
Environmental Science 473rd283rd277th385th80th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 807th453rd459th708th102nd
Physics and Astronomy 499th272nd269th428th85th

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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