Sungkyunkwan UniversityUniversity

South Korea

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Foundation: 1398

Mission: Information not localized

Vision: To ensure the ascension of SKKU to a global leading university in the Asian Top 10 and global Top 50 rankings by 2020, we declare the following 1.SKKU will secure world-class education and research capacities and emerge as a global leading university. 2.SKKU, through its education of students in the qualities of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, and wisdom, will produce creative global leaders and world-class research that will contribute to the good of the country and society. 3.All SKKU students will unite and bring their passion and devotion to the development of creative innovation, in preparation to become the future pioneers of society with global leadership skills and creative, challenging spirits


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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 +832nd216th580th19th
Arts and Humanities +716th59th600th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 416th88th311th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 455th104th325th7th
Chemistry 495th133rd343rd10th
Computer Science 301st92nd186th9th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1605th483rd1004th22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 429th107th282nd5th
Energy 276th128th134th10th
Engineering +283rd97th164th9th
Environmental Science 870th325th503rd24th
Mathematics 670th188th435th15th
Medicine +359th66th279th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 345th92nd229th7th
Physics and Astronomy 505th141st338th8th
Psychology 688th67th596th4th
Social Sciences +690th101st533rd7th

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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