Aalborg University *University


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Foundation: 1974

Mission: AAU contributes to the knowledge build-up of the global society as well as to the development of the prosperity, welfare and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration. We are educating students for the future and are basing our activities on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with our local communities. Our employees embrace all academic fields and take a holistic approach which challenges existing paradigms and creates robust, research based solutions to the complex challenges of society.

Vision: We act and are recognised as a university with a distinct profile and well-documented quality in all of our activities. We are internationally recognised for excellence in research with a problem and solution oriented perspective. We educate students for the society of the future. We implement our basic principles of problem and project based learning, and the university is internationally acclaimed for the documented results of this learning method. We are an attractive collaboration partner for private companies and public authorities and institutions, and our carefully selected knowledge-sharing partnerships are based on mutuality and a shared focus.

History: www.en.aau.dk

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Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
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 Universities 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-27NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDDenmark
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1662nd646th553rd49th1141st7th
Arts and Humanities +334th144th108th16th293rd4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2134th796th668th53rd1590th11th
Business, Management and Accounting 211th79th42nd9th147th4th
Chemistry 1726th623rd523rd42nd1165th9th
Computer Science 185th34th22nd4th101st1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 790th275th213th25th493rd4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 470th170th127th23rd310th6th
Energy 34th3rd3rd1st9th1st
Engineering +101st16th11th2nd42nd1st
Environmental Science 764th219th176th23rd431st6th
Mathematics 156th32nd25th2nd80th1st
Medicine +1121st404th321st32nd828th10th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2510th792nd753rd55th1634th11th
Physics and Astronomy 774th255th193rd25th541st7th
Psychology 724th284th207th28th626th6th
Social Sciences +263rd85th54th11th210th3rd

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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