Seoul National University *University

South Korea

South Korea in SCImago Media Rankings

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Foundation: 1895

Mission: Educating global leaders by fostering creativity, tolerance, and responsibility, creating new future values by taking on challenging and innovative research.

Vision: Contributing to society by allowing knowledge to be more accessible to the larger community.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Seoul National University R&DB Research Foundation
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 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.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDSouth Korea
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +87th25th52nd3rd
Arts and Humanities +295th14th265th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 89th20th67th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 179th45th128th1st
Chemistry 248th82nd155th3rd
Computer Science 86th37th38th2nd
Dentistry 13th4th7th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +330th112th198th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 135th25th98th1st
Energy 162nd87th69th7th
Engineering +78th42nd27th2nd
Environmental Science 317th129th166th6th
Mathematics 170th60th91st3rd
Medicine +91st14th75th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 90th26th53rd1st
Physics and Astronomy 281st84th181st3rd
Psychology 381st28th344th1st
Social Sciences +198th22nd164th1st
Veterinary 54th12th38th1st

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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