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Foundation: 1817

Mission: Ghent University and its association partners (AUGent) strive to be an entrepreneurial knowledge institution by: Acting proactively as the engine of an innovative knowledge region; Acting as a service provider and a source of inspiration for innovation for its partners in order to: play a lead role in the development and expansion of the innovative knowledge region with impact on the regional/national and international (European) level; to be recognized as an attractive research-intensive and entrepreneurial knowledge institution with an appeal that extends across Europe; to contribute to the social and economic value creation through transfer of innovative knowledge and technology developed at the Ghent University Association; and to generate revenues that allow further expansion of these activities, further professionalization and support.

Vision: Ghent University first identified its priorities regarding Internationalisation in an Integrated Policy Plan for Internationalisation (IPPI) for the period 2014-2018. The IPPI 2019-2023 builds on this 1st policy plan and aims for Ghent University to take a leading role in Europe as a university that excels internationally in education and research, where all members of the Ghent University community, regardless of their background, feel at home and where students are optimally prepared for the challenges of today's globalized society and labour market, across national borders.



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 32nd11th11th21st2nd
Arts and Humanities 41st12th12th36th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 152nd40th39th125th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 40th15th15th31st2nd
Chemistry 225th55th52nd167th4th
Computer Science 170th46th44th106th2nd
Dentistry 103rd42nd39th80th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 221st92nd89th161st3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 95th30th30th75th2nd
Energy 259th81st81st168th3rd
Engineering 179th42nd39th108th3rd
Environmental Science 91st27th25th55th1st
Mathematics 237th91st88th168th3rd
Medicine 191st57th54th167th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 91st19th19th61st2nd
Physics and Astronomy 181st56th54th130th3rd
Psychology 45th14th14th44th2nd
Social Sciences 54th16th16th47th2nd
Veterinary 14th2nd2nd9th1st

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.

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