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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-28Latvia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +621st105th395th2nd
Arts and Humanities +600th99th382nd1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 781st107th502nd2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 688th77th352nd1st
Chemistry 739th120th479th2nd
Computer Science 723rd109th436th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +533rd175th368th2nd
Energy 610th132nd367th2nd
Engineering +581st118th355th2nd
Environmental Science 572nd147th373rd4th
Mathematics 640th122nd401st1st
Medicine +687th61st404th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 811th163rd504th4th
Physics and Astronomy 653rd134th400th2nd
Psychology 779th91st456th1st
Social Sciences +794th123rd464th3rd

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.

Where is the institution located?

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