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Foundation: 1386

Mission: Firmly rooted in its history, the University is committed to expanding and disseminating our knowledge about all aspects of humanity and nature through research and education. The University upholds the principle of freedom of research and education, acknowledging its responsibility to humanity, society, and nature. According to its motto »Semper apertus« (»Always open«) Heidelberg University, in a spirit of open-mindedness and tolerance toward individuals and ideas, aspires to generate and harness knowledge and skills for the benefit of today’s and future generations. Heidelberg University’s identity as a comprehensive university has grown out of its academic history, its commitment to the present, and its role in shaping the future. The research and educational efforts of the university are devoted to pursuing the central questions confronting humanity, concentrating on fundamental research and its application, and empowering Heidelberg’s students to participate in this scientific and academic endeavour at an early stage.

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History: www.uni-heidelberg.de


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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 257th108th107th215th27th
Arts and Humanities 208th91st87th184th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 144th37th36th119th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 671st339th349th548th60th
Chemistry 309th102nd97th243rd34th
Computer Science 387th161st155th294th43rd
Dentistry 162nd70th64th131st11th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 115th39th38th77th10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 326th153rd150th263rd27th
Energy 550th307th307th435th77th
Engineering 296th102nd98th207th26th
Environmental Science 357th180th175th271st39th
Mathematics 409th197th197th314th57th
Medicine 148th42nd40th134th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 186th50th47th138th6th
Physics and Astronomy 172nd53rd51st124th13th
Psychology 184th69th64th173rd7th
Social Sciences 310th127th126th262nd15th

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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