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 +1114th358th303rd740th2nd
Arts and Humanities +579th243rd187th495th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1651st591st484th1214th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 591st242nd161st435th1st
Chemistry 1744th619th521st1135th3rd
Computer Science 590th194th149th393rd1st
Dentistry 168th61st44th115th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1109th396th334th706th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 965th368th306th660th5th
Energy 833rd226th183rd464th5th
Engineering +920th295th237th597th4th
Environmental Science 958th324th251st560th2nd
Mathematics 1202nd425th352nd791st5th
Medicine +922nd322nd250th671st2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 610th172nd142nd417th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 1257th468th397th879th3rd
Psychology 516th197th134th457th1st
Social Sciences +444th164th115th352nd1st
Veterinary 197th60th47th130th1st

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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