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Foundation: 1987

Mission: Our mission is twofold. We contribute to Luxembourg’s reputation through our participation in several targeted research areas among the best RTOs in Europe, and by doing so, accelerate the country’s socio-economic development. Put in a nutshell, LIST contributes strongly to building the Luxembourg of tomorrow.

Vision: The vision for LIST by 2025 is an RTO anchored in Luxembourg, with a strong influence in Europe, positively impacting the country's socio-economic development through its oriented research and technological development activities.


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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 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-28OECDLuxembourg
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 408th202nd198th349th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 544th272nd259th471st2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 812th432nd444th680th2nd
Chemistry 428th190th183rd357th1st
Computer Science 663rd395th399th560th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 356th195th192nd288th1st
Energy 201st50th49th116th1st
Engineering 469th245th241st372nd2nd
Environmental Science 307th141st134th224th1st
Mathematics 690th430th448th591st2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 846th476th483rd744th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 464th241st237th393rd2nd
Social Sciences 627th337th338th548th2nd

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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