Aristotle University of ThessalonikiUniversity


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Foundation: 1925

Mission: On the basis of the mission of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), as described by Greek Law (N. 4009/2011, article 4) the vision and mission of AUTh can be summarized as follows: Upgrading the educational process and the curricula (Accreditation) – Educational and teaching excellence. Enhancing excellence in research. Enhancing AUTh’s international presence. Upgrading the organization and operation of Administrative Services. Using, applying and making the most of current Information and Communication Technologies. Upgrading the quality of student services. Connecting the University with society and promoting of AUTh to a landmark of development and culture. Utilizing the University’s real property and intangible assets for the benefit of both AUTh and society at large. Being an environmentally friendly University. Being a friendly and accessible University towards all citizens and especially the ones with disabilities.

Vision: Remain high and consistently oriented to the continuation of its tradition, namely to be a pioneer institution, standing out among Greek and many foreign Universities on all levels: education, research, culture, connection with society.


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-27OECDGreece
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +821st316th254th574th2nd
Arts and Humanities +503rd210th163rd433rd1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1367th489th394th1020th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 558th230th158th396th2nd
Chemistry 1316th460th367th904th4th
Computer Science 474th135th101st306th1st
Dentistry 227th90th76th159th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +781st271st210th486th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 823rd316th251st540th5th
Energy 648th167th130th363rd3rd
Engineering +696th188th141st442nd1st
Environmental Science 587th155th122nd321st1st
Mathematics 900th284th229th580th2nd
Medicine +766th262nd196th566th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 514th147th123rd346th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 940th322nd253rd647th2nd
Psychology 488th185th127th431st1st
Social Sciences +411th141st99th313th1st
Veterinary 218th61st52nd143rd1st

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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