Mission: Biodiversity, functioning ecosystems, clean water and intact soils all make up our natural resource base. In the face of global change, employees at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ are united by the goal of demonstrating ways to combine societal development with a healthy environment. The UFZ conducts excellent research and takes on a shaping role in the scientific community. As a reliable partner, the UFZ supports the political arena, the economy and the general public to better understand the consequences of human actions on the environment and to develop options for social decision - making processes. For this purpose, the UFZ responds to the stimuli created by society and by producing know - how and technologies that should help to rapidly identify problems comprising conflicting priorities between the environment and society. The UFZ will consequently work on precautionary measures. In dealing with complex environmental issues, the disciplinary borders between the natural- , engineering- and social sciences need to be overcome. The UFZ has extensive competences in integrated environmental research. It boasts innovative scientifi c infrastructures and nurtures indispensable national and international cooperation, enabling problem - solving at the highest level. Attractive working conditions, the creativity and motivation of UFZ employees, their personal and professional development, and the promotion of young scientists as leading international researchers are all key factors when it comes to successfully promoting this mission.
Vision: The UFZ is one of the world’s leading research centres in the field of environmental research, enjoying high social recognition. It demonstrates ways in which a sustainable use of our natural resource base is possible for the benefit of both humankind and the environment.
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.
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.
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.
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences +||239th||88th||88th||187th||20th|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||620th||354th||346th||556th||122nd|
|Business, Management and Accounting||700th||349th||359th||567th||65th|
|Earth and Planetary Sciences +||319th||163rd||165th||250th||39th|
|Economics, Econometrics and Finance||548th||297th||307th||451st||62nd|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics||630th||347th||351st||552nd||90th|
|Social Sciences +||429th||180th||179th||361st||29th|
|Agricultural and Biological Sciences +||67th||32nd||34th||52nd||12th|
|Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology||230th||140th||144th||178th||54th|
|Business, Management and Accounting||44th||18th||19th||28th||7th|
|Earth and Planetary Sciences +||144th||89th||91st||118th||24th|
|Economics, Econometrics and Finance||62nd||30th||35th||42nd||9th|
|Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics||179th||89th||99th||129th||28th|
|Social Sciences +||50th||24th||26th||36th||9th|
|Animal Science and Zoology||345th||142nd||148th||259th||22nd|
|Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics||98th||40th||39th||87th||11th|
|Civil and Structural Engineering||252nd||89th||88th||164th||8th|
|Civil and Structural Engineering||34th||12th||12th||19th||3rd|
|Geography, Planning and Development||178th||78th||77th||131st||9th|
|Geography, Planning and Development||36th||15th||16th||23rd||6th|
|Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health||474th||199th||192nd||379th||26th|
|Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health||79th||32nd||30th||52nd||11th|
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.