American University of Beirut *University


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Foundation: 1866

Mission: The American University of Beirut (AUB) is an institution of higher learning founded to provide excellence in education, to participate in the advancement of knowledge through research, and to serve the peoples of the Middle East and beyond. Chartered in New York State in 1863, the university bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal ​arts model of higher education. The university believes deeply in and encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to foster tolerance and respect for diversity and dialogue. Graduates will be individuals committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.

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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

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESLebanon
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 786th111th59th1st
Arts and Humanities 540th34th9th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 760th37th16th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 503rd16th9th1st
Chemistry 504th25th11th1st
Computer Science 490th27th14th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 582nd98th66th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 437th20th10th2nd
Energy 491st60th29th2nd
Engineering 550th73rd33rd1st
Environmental Science 574th89th35th4th
Mathematics 587th77th40th3rd
Medicine 616th25th6th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 487th25th13th1st
Physics and Astronomy 596th53rd22nd1st
Psychology 652nd25th6th1st
Social Sciences 543rd17th7th1st

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.

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