University of BasrahUniversity


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Foundation: 1964

Mission: The University is considered to be the most optimal way of assessing and teaching modern scientific knowledge using the most up to date techniques and methods. It is, then, the most important institution for the desired development and efficiency factor in order to develop economic knowledge in Arabic and the whole world. It is, as such, a highly significant institution. Therefore, the university is working on to show the cultural, scientific and technical side through creativity and hard working. University of Basra also hopes that the University's mission will be a scientific embodiment of its own mission representing in enabling young generations for innovation and development by providing them with different kinds of knowledge and fostering the creative ideas for teachers, which lead to true creations in addition to establishing the cooperation bridges and dialogue between Iraqi, Arab and world universities.

Vision: University of Basrah seeks to be one of the best Iraqi, Arabic, and international universities. It is recognized for its originality, efficiency, and excellence at the fields of university education, scientific research, and community services in a way that achieves comprehensive and sustainable human development in the region.



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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

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESIraq
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 858th162nd89th8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 955th137th71st5th
Business, Management and Accounting 829th100th58th3rd
Chemistry 772nd146th76th6th
Computer Science 666th101st68th8th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 585th100th67th10th
Energy 635th145th90th8th
Engineering 643rd142nd88th7th
Environmental Science 722nd169th92nd9th
Mathematics 673rd144th87th8th
Medicine 821st122nd61st2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 875th140th70th4th
Physics and Astronomy 782nd169th93rd14th
Social Sciences 820th132nd66th2nd

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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