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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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-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +336th150th149th273rd39th
Arts and Humanities +221st93rd91st196th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 278th102nd96th235th24th
Business, Management and Accounting 562nd269th270th451st42nd
Chemistry 379th161st155th305th54th
Computer Science 214th65th61st138th20th
Dentistry 178th63rd58th138th12th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +388th228th232nd319th59th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 325th142nd142nd249th25th
Energy 234th73rd70th152nd18th
Engineering +236th71st67th152nd16th
Environmental Science 278th101st100th193rd24th
Mathematics 293rd117th113th212th34th
Medicine +357th144th135th302nd34th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 356th126th127th285th31st
Physics and Astronomy 301st108th102nd225th30th
Psychology 302nd126th120th281st22nd
Social Sciences +345th132nd131st288th14th

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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