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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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 252nd105th104th211th26th
Arts and Humanities 311th147th143rd278th17th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 411th178th166th350th49th
Business, Management and Accounting 370th165th163rd295th19th
Chemistry 148th29th27th101st7th
Computer Science 443rd203rd199th347th49th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 291st141st139th225th30th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 131st52nd50th102nd6th
Energy 493rd254th254th379th65th
Engineering 383rd167th163rd289th44th
Environmental Science 275th118th112th194th30th
Mathematics 451st236th236th355th69th
Medicine 540th265th257th490th68th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 603rd301st297th510th71st
Physics and Astronomy 250th89th85th191st22nd
Psychology 386th174th167th363rd33rd
Social Sciences 331st140th137th282nd18th
Veterinary 492nd158th184th364th18th

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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