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 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-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 310th140th136th264th39th
Arts and Humanities 227th98th95th201st12th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 287th97th89th233rd24th
Business, Management and Accounting 597th291st291st480th48th
Chemistry 352nd130th124th283rd43rd
Computer Science 143rd35th33rd84th10th
Dentistry 240th109th104th193rd23rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 377th214th212th309th57th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 348th171st169th284th29th
Energy 248th73rd73rd159th16th
Engineering 220th58th54th141st11th
Environmental Science 253rd104th100th174th26th
Mathematics 134th43rd40th83rd14th
Medicine 355th138th131st313th33rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 384th145th140th308th34th
Physics and Astronomy 299th119th115th236th32nd
Psychology 304th132nd123rd289th22nd
Social Sciences 321st133rd131st272nd17th

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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