Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg im BreisgauUniversity


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Foundation: 1457

Mission: Founded in 1457, the University of Freiburg is one of the oldest German universities and is now one of the nation’s leading research and teaching institutions. Proud of its 550-year history in the center of Europe, the University of Freiburg is consciously aware of its intellectual roots in the occidental Christian tradition, especially in the humanism of the Upper Rhine. Building on the original disciplines of theology, law, medicine, and philosophy, it cherishes its mission of passing on the classical cultural heritage to new generations and continuing the southern German liberal tradition. At the same time, the university is dedicated to defining and pioneering new research areas and promoting a strategical interweaving of the natural and social sciences with the humanities.

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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 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-27OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +725th218th175th479th48th
Arts and Humanities +333rd142nd102nd296th16th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 398th108th81st295th26th
Business, Management and Accounting 855th346th262nd612th46th
Chemistry 992nd318th249th644th78th
Computer Science 299th79th59th184th18th
Dentistry 368th135th112th264th30th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1566th552nd484th979th79th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 431st159th114th297th22nd
Energy 719th189th153rd394th35th
Engineering +374th96th72nd217th15th
Environmental Science 782nd259th201st446th44th
Mathematics 671st235th192nd443rd53rd
Medicine +485th156th112th362nd30th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1151st357th301st813th65th
Physics and Astronomy 563rd172nd134th386th46th
Psychology 377th142nd96th340th25th
Social Sciences +388th143rd99th313th13th

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.

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