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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-27OECDBelgium
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1278th408th349th839th8th
Arts and Humanities +442nd189th139th383rd5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 892nd284th221st658th10th
Business, Management and Accounting 481st199th126th359th4th
Chemistry 1790th641st543rd1164th12th
Computer Science 684th224th175th458th4th
Dentistry 578th195th168th384th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1361st491st422nd856th12th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1004th381st321st682nd8th
Energy 658th169th137th354th5th
Engineering +756th225th177th476th4th
Environmental Science 1457th497th399th875th9th
Mathematics 992nd355th298th662nd6th
Medicine +1065th370th292nd768th14th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 758th220th182nd523rd8th
Physics and Astronomy 1238th458th387th867th7th
Psychology 526th202nd141st467th5th
Social Sciences +291st107th70th241st4th

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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