Georg-August-Universitat GottingenUniversity


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Foundation: 1734

Mission: On the basis of its achievements in research and teaching, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen seeks to heighten its international reputation by concentrating on its special strengths: Internationality - enhancing its ability to attract scientists, scholars and students from abroad; expansion of international networks and partnerships for fostering research and young scientists; Research-based teaching and learning - development of research-related study programmes and occupationally-orientated training and further education courses, graduate schools, and junior research groups in which young scholars and scientists conduct independent research; Interdisciplinarity and diversity - intensifying the collaboration between the humanities and the social, natural and life sciences, and preservation of subject diversity in the interests of problem-solving to shape the future; Autonomy - strengthening the self-responsibility of the University as a Public Law Foundation, including also that of its boards, faculties and institutions; Cooperation with non-university institutions - extending and institutionalising the collaboration with appropriate research establishments in science, commerce and the community.

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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-27OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +360th120th97th251st32nd
Arts and Humanities +437th183rd139th379th23rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1070th363rd290th805th86th
Business, Management and Accounting 439th177th114th314th20th
Chemistry 925th304th238th638th74th
Computer Science 1054th335th266th722nd62nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1218th439th359th770th67th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 124th39th19th77th5th
Energy 1545th445th393rd892nd71st
Engineering +1170th372nd292nd772nd59th
Environmental Science 919th271st218th532nd52nd
Mathematics 1181st388th317th773rd78th
Medicine +1330th477th389th972nd85th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1261st416th356th894th76th
Physics and Astronomy 1106th394th318th761st82nd
Psychology 705th276th201st608th49th
Social Sciences +439th150th105th332nd16th
Veterinary 679th176th171st430th15th

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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