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Foundation: 1391

Mission: We have been looking ahead for 600 years. It is not only the tag-line of the University’s communication logo, but also one of the objectives which we consider a priority. The University of Ferrara looks ahead and the future can only lead to internationalisation.

Vision: Information not localized

History: www.unife.it


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 EuropeEU-28OECDItaly
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 658th396th400th590th52nd
Arts and Humanities 470th269th266th432nd23rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 614th334th321st540th34th
Business, Management and Accounting 635th318th320th514th41st
Chemistry 538th280th272nd459th34th
Computer Science 495th246th243rd397th31st
Dentistry 199th86th80th160th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 394th231st229th326th43rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 541st284th296th454th44th
Energy 509th270th270th395th46th
Engineering 487th263rd259th390th54th
Environmental Science 494th300th296th406th52nd
Mathematics 492nd270th271st394th44th
Medicine 591st307th299th541st44th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 390th149th144th312th16th
Physics and Astronomy 562nd331st329th491st62nd
Psychology 662nd367th359th624th53rd
Social Sciences 636th346th347th557th44th

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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