University of BasrahUniversity


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Foundation: 1964

Mission: The best way to assimilate modern global knowledge and methods of teaching it with the latest technologies and knowledge means, as it is one of the most important institutions for the desired renaissance and making it an effective engine for development and knowledge economy in the Arab world and the world, as it is a very important institution. So the university works to show the civilized, scientific and technical face through creativity and serious work. The University of Basra also hopes that the university’s mission will be a scientific embodiment of its mission of empowering young generations to innovate and develop by arming them with knowledge and its types and fostering the creative ideas of teachers that lead to real innovations as well as building bridges of cooperation and dialogue between Iraqi, Arab and international 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 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.

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESIraq
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3615th269th142nd6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4501st227th113th5th
Chemistry 3908th302nd153rd11th
Computer Science 3406th267th185th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +3036th159th104th19th
Energy 3594th355th235th25th
Engineering +3224th239th126th9th
Environmental Science 3552nd227th110th9th
Mathematics 3036th253rd153rd18th
Medicine +4668th293rd146th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3630th274th150th5th
Physics and Astronomy 2442nd129th71st14th
Social Sciences +3454th267th131st8th
Veterinary 765th58th30th3rd

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.

Where is the institution located?

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