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 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-28OECDGreece
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 532nd303rd298th468th2nd
Arts and Humanities 415th222nd216th377th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 728th440th428th651st10th
Business, Management and Accounting 437th195th194th348th2nd
Chemistry 582nd319th313th503rd5th
Computer Science 377th154th149th285th2nd
Dentistry 236th107th102nd190th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 388th225th223rd320th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 487th254th259th405th3rd
Energy 364th143rd143rd253rd4th
Engineering 350th144th140th257th2nd
Environmental Science 329th157th151st245th1st
Mathematics 462nd244th245th366th5th
Medicine 506th238th231st457th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 516th237th232nd428th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 455th234th230th385th5th
Psychology 499th247th241st467th1st
Social Sciences 405th173rd175th343rd1st
Veterinary 311th114th118th249th2nd

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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