Vrije Universiteit BrusselUniversity


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Foundation: 1834

Mission: For more than 180 years VUB has helped build a better society as an innovative, free inquiring and critical thinking university. We are linked to the world from within our international capital Brussels. A never-ending quest for knowledge, insights and enlightenment form the golden thread in all we do in education, research and social commitment. At the same time we continue to advance our very personal and democratic approach that enables all the members of the VUB-community to grow, so they can successfully take up their roles in the world of today and tomorrow.

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History: www.vub.be

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-28OECDBelgium
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +570th346th348th500th11th
Arts and Humanities +325th158th156th292nd5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 455th201st191st393rd9th
Business, Management and Accounting 388th174th171st308th4th
Chemistry 569th327th320th489th14th
Computer Science 467th216th210th360th5th
Dentistry 403rd166th167th311th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +400th240th244th331st11th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 491st261st267th401st6th
Energy 428th198th199th321st9th
Engineering +369th156th152nd274th5th
Environmental Science 435th238th239th345th12th
Mathematics 440th221st216th352nd6th
Medicine +471st220th209th406th14th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 373rd139th139th301st8th
Physics and Astronomy 441st209th201st353rd7th
Psychology 313th134th128th291st5th
Social Sciences +295th116th113th251st4th

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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