Ferdowsi University of MashhadUniversity


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Foundation: 1937

Mission: The mission of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad as the best university in the East of Iran is to educate the citizens and their leaders for the society according to the divine principles of Islam and by relying on the existing highly qualified scientific centers of excellence in a wide range of fields, plus the human and social capital and professional ethics that exist here at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The university tries to train creative, committed, and professional citizens and knowledgeable and capable researchers. The mission is accomplished when the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad can meet the needs of the society and maintain its cultural excellence by utilization of advanced technologies, compliance with international standards, and collaboration with scientific and cultural centers. The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad tries to advance the frontiers of knowledge both nationally and internationally.

Vision: The Ferdowsi University of Mashhad strives to be one of the top universities in Iran in terms of scientific developments, developments in the theoretical and technological areas as well as maintaining its Iranian and Islamic identity. It ranks in the top ten universities in the Islamic world, and ranks in the 500 top universities worldwide.

History: en.um.ac.ir


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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

AreaWorldMiddle EastIran
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 658th41st15th
Arts and Humanities 501st20th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 955th137th60th
Business, Management and Accounting 524th19th6th
Chemistry 701st100th38th
Computer Science 598th59th16th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 518th59th22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 428th19th8th
Energy 481st55th27th
Engineering 521st52nd20th
Environmental Science 546th73rd38th
Mathematics 569th69th18th
Medicine 818th119th49th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 845th120th40th
Physics and Astronomy 639th70th22nd
Psychology 777th53rd19th
Social Sciences 667th41st8th
Veterinary 511th49th17th

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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