Natural Environment Research Council *Government

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1965

Mission: NERC's mission is to gather and apply knowledge, create understanding and predict the behaviour of the natural environment and its resources, and communicate all aspects of the council's work.

Vision: To place environmental science at the heart of responsible management of our planet.


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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 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-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 300th133rd130th256th27th
Arts and Humanities 260th119th116th232nd38th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 677th391st379th601st98th
Chemistry 479th230th222nd403rd57th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 88th26th25th58th6th
Energy 425th196th195th314th46th
Engineering 464th241st237th367th56th
Environmental Science 143rd43rd40th82nd8th
Mathematics 494th272nd273rd396th68th
Medicine 726th436th427th676th128th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 687th364th363rd592nd87th
Physics and Astronomy 472nd249th245th401st52nd
Social Sciences 412th179th180th350th56th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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