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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 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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDBelgium
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 114th40th40th89th3rd
Arts and Humanities 32nd9th9th28th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 109th27th26th92nd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 19th6th6th14th1st
Chemistry 177th39th36th126th1st
Computer Science 89th19th17th46th1st
Dentistry 13th5th3rd8th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 202nd79th76th143rd1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 36th11th11th29th1st
Energy 168th39th36th89th1st
Engineering 106th18th16th54th1st
Environmental Science 120th35th33rd68th2nd
Mathematics 94th25th23rd52nd2nd
Medicine 86th21st21st80th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 55th9th9th34th1st
Physics and Astronomy 215th70th66th159th4th
Psychology 30th9th9th30th1st
Social Sciences 51st14th14th45th1st
Veterinary 235th88th86th190th5th

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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