Vilnius UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1579

Mission: The mission of the University – arising from the past, driven by the challenges of the present, and to be passed on to future generations – shall be the University’s irrefutable obligation and inalienable right to enhance cognitive and creative powers of both Lithuania and the world; to nurture academic and other spiritual and social values; and to educate active, responsible citizens and society leaders of the State of Lithuania. This mission shall be based on the principles of academic freedom, responsibility of the University to the Nation and to the State of Lithuania, openness and accountability to society, as well as on the awareness that the status of the University, which, in the course of centuries, has become a seedbed of science and culture of national significance, imposes special obligations on the University community and the society, of which this community is a part.

Vision: To rank among the leading universities in Europe.



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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 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

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-28Lithuania
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 712th89th442nd4th
Arts and Humanities 452nd33rd250th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 688th28th389th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 530th31st248th3rd
Chemistry 736th111th443rd3rd
Computer Science 671st102nd407th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 510th99th340th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 402nd30th207th4th
Energy 471st47th238th3rd
Engineering 574th89th342nd3rd
Environmental Science 515th64th317th2nd
Mathematics 648th133rd414th3rd
Medicine 654th31st358th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 695th64th369th1st
Physics and Astronomy 569th60th336th2nd
Psychology 717th44th401st1st
Social Sciences 633rd48th344th3rd

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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