Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg *University


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Foundation: 1993

Mission: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg has a distinctive profile. It aims to create a lean and sharply-defined structure with its main focus of expertise in the traditional areas of engineering, the natural sciences and medicine. It also views economics and management and the social sciences and humanities as essential disciplines for a modern university in the information age. The University sees its main task as raising the standard of education and scholarship through teaching and research. As the man from whom we take our name, we are indebted to Otto von Guericke. His name represents: the application of scientific methods, the quest for innovation and new knowledge, and the assumption of social responsibility for today's and future generations.

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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 745th457th468th676th110th
Arts and Humanities 559th351st346th521st71st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 620th340th327th546th115th
Business, Management and Accounting 482nd219th217th386th29th
Chemistry 642nd371st368th561st123rd
Computer Science 443rd203rd199th347th49th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 425th221st220th354th44th
Energy 577th330th332nd462nd87th
Engineering 514th288th285th417th85th
Environmental Science 500th306th302nd412th87th
Mathematics 436th223rd223rd340th65th
Medicine 551st274th267th501st69th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 751st410th413th653rd97th
Physics and Astronomy 574th340th340th503rd113th
Psychology 575th305th299th539th67th
Social Sciences 624th334th335th545th73rd

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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