Universitas Sumatera UtaraUniversity


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Foundation: 1952

Mission: To organize autonomy-based higher education that becomes a medium for the development of character and professionalism of its human resources based on empowerment containing the spirit of education democratization that recognizes plurality within an educational orientation emphasizing the aspects of finding alternative solutions to actual problems based on scientific study, morality, conscience; To produce graduates who become agents of change as a force of modernization in the wider community life, who have scientific competence, strong relevance and competitiveness, and ethical conduct of behavior; and To implement, develop, and improve education, research culture and community service programs in order to improve academic quality by developing superior sciences, which are beneficial to the better life of the wider community.

Vision: To become a university with academic excellence as a barometer of scientific progress that can compete in the global world

History: www.usu.ac.id


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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

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionBRIICSIndonesia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 445th133rd100th1st
Arts and Humanities 637th198th200th26th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 905th462nd371st4th
Business, Management and Accounting 447th99th84th3rd
Chemistry 780th516th442nd8th
Computer Science 690th368th298th12th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 316th103rd98th5th
Energy 601st391st328th7th
Engineering 571st311th245th7th
Environmental Science 434th216th187th4th
Medicine 791st389th322nd8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 872nd446th382nd7th
Physics and Astronomy 521st207th151st9th
Social Sciences 832nd356th326th34th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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