Fraunhofer Institut fur Solare EnergiesystemeGovernment


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Foundation: 1981

Mission: Fraunhofer ISE carries out applied energy research. Through excellent research results, successful projects with industry partners, spin-off companies and global cooperations, we shape the transformation of the global energy system. Together with companies, we transform original ideas into innovations that benefit society and strengthen both the German and European economy. With our technological and system-oriented approach, we support our customers through to the industrial implementation and successful market entry. Our scientific work ranges from materials research through to system integration.

Vision: Our driving motivation is to secure the livelihood of present and future generations and protect our natural resources. With our pioneering research and development work, we hold a leading role internationally in the field of renewable energy systems and technologies. This enables us to contribute significantly to creating a sustainable, economic, secure and socially just energy supply worldwide, paving the way for an energy supply based exclusively on renewable energy sources.

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Societal percentile

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 areas/categories

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
Chemistry 243rd69th66th178th22nd
Energy 196th55th51st121st14th
Engineering +438th221st216th343rd61st
Environmental Science 245th76th75th163rd18th
Physics and Astronomy 374th156th149th289th46th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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