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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 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-28NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDDenmark
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 462nd243rd240th25th401st5th
Arts and Humanities 302nd141st137th19th270th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 653rd370th357th47th578th10th
Business, Management and Accounting 204th83rd82nd13th160th5th
Chemistry 614th349th343rd41st535th8th
Computer Science 113th24th22nd3rd62nd1st
Dentistry 341st147th143rd20th265th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 430th265th264th46th362nd6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 328th155th152nd22nd265th6th
Energy 74th9th8th2nd26th2nd
Engineering 117th21st19th4th63rd1st
Environmental Science 344th168th163rd23rd259th7th
Mathematics 126th39th36th4th79th2nd
Medicine 483rd225th216th25th435th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 575th279th275th27th482nd7th
Physics and Astronomy 463rd240th236th25th392nd7th
Psychology 346th154th145th17th327th4th
Social Sciences 235th87th86th14th194th4th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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