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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.


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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 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 +107th30th24th67th1st
Arts and Humanities +73rd32nd19th68th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 250th65th48th183rd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 126th43rd22nd83rd2nd
Chemistry 382nd98th70th263rd3rd
Computer Science 234th48th35th133rd3rd
Dentistry 340th136th118th245th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +547th180th135th331st2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 151st49th28th95th2nd
Energy 727th185th145th414th3rd
Engineering +248th47th34th138th3rd
Environmental Science 263rd52nd41st117th1st
Mathematics 366th100th78th214th3rd
Medicine +306th98th71st238th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 208th46th36th127th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 370th99th75th245th3rd
Psychology 71st19th12th68th2nd
Social Sciences +90th24th13th69th2nd
Veterinary 27th4th2nd16th1st

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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