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 +773rd296th240th541st55th
Arts and Humanities +407th168th130th355th21st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 376th105th80th280th21st
Business, Management and Accounting 976th375th299th671st56th
Chemistry 704th220th171st484th55th
Computer Science 425th119th87th271st24th
Dentistry 303rd126th109th221st28th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1108th398th322nd697th60th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 566th212th160th367th32nd
Energy 710th180th140th406th34th
Engineering +443rd114th81st273rd22nd
Environmental Science 1037th307th249th603rd58th
Mathematics 528th154th121st331st38th
Medicine +509th171st123rd391st32nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 574th164th137th390th31st
Physics and Astronomy 574th174th133rd389th45th
Psychology 423rd158th106th376th25th
Social Sciences +468th163rd117th357th20th

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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