Seoul National University *University

South Korea

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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 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

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDSouth Korea
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 151st25th124th3rd
Arts and Humanities 268th20th238th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 82nd12th69th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 138th28th109th2nd
Chemistry 139th46th92nd3rd
Computer Science 102nd33rd57th3rd
Dentistry 26th7th18th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 267th77th204th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 93rd14th73rd1st
Energy 114th58th48th4th
Engineering 74th32nd35th3rd
Environmental Science 172nd72nd104th6th
Mathematics 145th42nd91st3rd
Medicine 83rd7th77th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 69th17th45th1st
Physics and Astronomy 123rd27th86th2nd
Psychology 275th15th260th2nd
Social Sciences 210th27th172nd1st
Veterinary 63rd9th49th1st

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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