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-28OECDGreece
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +405th202nd201st337th4th
Arts and Humanities +405th214th214th367th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 640th374th366th576th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 471st215th213th375th1st
Chemistry 607th362nd357th527th8th
Computer Science 398th163rd157th295th1st
Dentistry 157th56th51st122nd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +370th210th214th301st5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 544th294th304th447th5th
Energy 393rd174th173rd290th3rd
Engineering +374th161st157th279th2nd
Environmental Science 392nd199th199th302nd4th
Mathematics 472nd250th245th384th5th
Medicine +519th260th249th452nd2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 445th190th189th370th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 489th254th246th400th2nd
Psychology 451st214th211th420th1st
Social Sciences +387th153rd152nd324th1st
Veterinary 185th57th58th131st1st

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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