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Foundation: 1425

Mission: Information not localized

Vision: KU Leuven has a clear vision focused on research, education, quality and diversity.


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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27OECDBelgium
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +160th37th30th98th3rd
Arts and Humanities +28th9th4th25th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 131st32nd24th103rd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 53rd14th7th38th1st
Chemistry 341st82nd64th219th2nd
Computer Science 133rd22nd14th66th1st
Dentistry 27th7th4th16th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +473rd159th120th291st1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 71st20th10th52nd1st
Energy 283rd55th43rd131st1st
Engineering +165th26th20th81st2nd
Environmental Science 248th58th46th122nd2nd
Mathematics 178th45th36th96th2nd
Medicine +125th30th24th101st1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 96th16th13th57th1st
Physics and Astronomy 427th120th93rd284th4th
Psychology 40th11th7th39th1st
Social Sciences +48th10th4th38th1st
Veterinary 274th75th64th183rd4th

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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