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Foundation: 1911

Mission: The university's mission is to conduct academic research and education, a goal that can only be achieved through the continuous engagement of the diverse group of staff

Vision: The University of Iceland’s vision is to strengthen its position as a leading university.


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 EuropeNORDIC COUNTRIESOECDIceland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +551st328th48th481st1st
Arts and Humanities +394th206th26th356th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 590th327th38th526th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 676th335th48th546th1st
Chemistry 497th261st26th418th1st
Computer Science 674th399th55th563rd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +294th144th17th226th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 560th305th45th463rd1st
Energy 411th186th25th306th1st
Engineering +482nd263rd34th386th1st
Environmental Science 456th259th44th366th1st
Mathematics 534th309th37th446th1st
Medicine +640th370th50th571st1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 365th134th11th294th1st
Physics and Astronomy 573rd334th39th483rd1st
Psychology 568th301st39th533rd1st
Social Sciences +576th280th40th491st1st

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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