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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 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 EuropeNORDIC COUNTRIESOECDIceland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 606th358th46th539th1st
Arts and Humanities 402nd213th27th366th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 572nd297th33rd498th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 689th352nd52nd565th1st
Chemistry 423rd187th18th352nd1st
Computer Science 653rd388th56th550th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 290th140th15th224th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 547th289th45th459th1st
Energy 437th206th29th326th1st
Engineering 473rd249th32nd376th1st
Environmental Science 480th289th48th392nd1st
Mathematics 570th339th44th472nd1st
Medicine 638th351st46th588th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 499th225th22nd411th1st
Physics and Astronomy 555th325th38th484th1st
Psychology 625th338th49th587th1st
Social Sciences 553rd274th37th475th1st

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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