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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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 +272nd111th111th218th26th
Arts and Humanities +302nd140th139th269th20th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 536th276th266th473rd93rd
Business, Management and Accounting 344th151st149th272nd16th
Chemistry 374th157th151st300th52nd
Computer Science 499th242nd237th391st61st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +309th156th157th241st35th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 107th37th36th84th4th
Energy 433rd202nd203rd326th46th
Engineering +377th164th160th282nd43rd
Environmental Science 330th146th144th242nd40th
Mathematics 448th228th223rd360th74th
Medicine +617th348th337th548th93rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 520th251st251st443rd67th
Physics and Astronomy 442nd210th202nd354th64th
Psychology 425th199th195th396th39th
Social Sciences +333rd128th127th280th13th
Veterinary 465th152nd175th337th22nd

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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