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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 +290th92nd77th203rd3rd
Arts and Humanities +28th10th5th25th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 126th30th23rd95th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 46th11th5th27th1st
Chemistry 260th62nd43rd183rd2nd
Computer Science 140th22nd13th70th1st
Dentistry 41st11th8th22nd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +560th187th142nd343rd3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 65th17th8th42nd1st
Energy 263rd52nd41st126th1st
Engineering +144th24th15th72nd1st
Environmental Science 264th53rd42nd118th2nd
Mathematics 146th28th22nd72nd1st
Medicine +134th37th30th109th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 83rd15th12th42nd2nd
Physics and Astronomy 373rd100th76th247th4th
Psychology 45th11th7th44th1st
Social Sciences +54th13th5th40th1st
Veterinary 329th90th80th211th4th

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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