Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu KielUniversity


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Foundation: 1665

Mission: Research and teaching that contributes towards peace, prosperity and maintaining a pluralistic, free society, and which addresses the challenges we are facing. They are based on strong disciplines. They require interdisciplinary collaboration. And they deal with transdisciplinary issues. We find solutions to today’s pressing problems and implement these together with stakeholders from society, industry and politics.

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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 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 +388th192nd190th322nd48th
Arts and Humanities +388th203rd201st350th34th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 455th201st191st393rd64th
Business, Management and Accounting 616th303rd310th495th52nd
Chemistry 543rd303rd297th463rd98th
Computer Science 541st281st273rd432nd74th
Dentistry 232nd89th85th183rd19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +315th161st162nd246th38th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 302nd129th129th230th22nd
Energy 442nd210th211th335th50th
Engineering +386th171st167th291st44th
Environmental Science 468th270th270th378th87th
Mathematics 510th286th281st422nd97th
Medicine +382nd160th149th325th37th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 439th184th184th364th49th
Physics and Astronomy 453rd220th212th365th68th
Psychology 534th274th272nd500th59th
Social Sciences +464th205th203rd391st33rd
Veterinary 530th168th195th379th25th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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