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Foundation: 1919

Mission: The University of Latvia promotes the development of Latvian society and state, guarantees the students an opportunity to acquire excellent higher education and professional skills, as well as pursue personal development through scientific and creative work.

Vision: The University of Latvia in 2020 is one of the leading research universities in the Baltic region and is acknowledged among the European universities.


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.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27OECDLatvia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2587th146th729th1585th3rd
Arts and Humanities +1384th119th456th1084th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3710th169th1164th2549th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 1394th85th409th937th1st
Chemistry 2891st128th893rd1764th2nd
Computer Science 2724th181st793rd1602nd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2887th292nd775th1607th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1007th63rd322nd684th1st
Energy 2288th157th617th1250th3rd
Engineering +2719th170th754th1516th3rd
Environmental Science 3094th237th860th1744th3rd
Mathematics 2845th206th796th1627th2nd
Medicine +3266th131st959th2256th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2767th168th762nd1749th1st
Physics and Astronomy 2233rd136th724th1420th1st
Psychology 2335th116th670th1777th2nd
Social Sciences +1832nd113th562nd1282nd2nd

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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  • Universities
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  • Non-Profit
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