Fraunhofer Institut fur System und InnovationsforschungGovernment


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Foundation: 1972

Mission: Our research is aimed at tackling the challenges facing present and future generations. We make an active and relevant contribution to solving current problems at national and global level. We help to chart the course for industry, policy and society and provide strategic advice on innovations and transformations towards a sustainable future. Our holistic systemic view is the result of including diverse perspectives and different societal stakeholders.

Vision: Our excellent research makes us the leading institute for applied innovation and systems research in Europe. We identify important future topics, help to shape these actively and influence national and international discourses in academia, society and politics.


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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
Business, Management and Accounting 640th323rd325th519th56th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 504th265th272nd420th57th
Energy 551st308th308th436th78th
Environmental Science 419th231st225th332nd58th
Social Sciences 656th364th365th577th84th

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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