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Foundation: 1425

Mission: UCLouvain wants to enable all those who wish to do so - young people leaving secondary education or adults engaged in working life - to train and acquire the skills useful for their development and professional activities. In order to guarantee the quality of training, pedagogical innovation is closely linked to the development and updating of programmes. Research University, UCLouvain takes its place in an international community based on the recognition of the excellence of our contributions to the development and transmission of knowledge. UCLouvain fosters an environment conducive to scientific creativity, valorisation activities and a balance between the functions of researcher and teacher. Through its regional anchorage in seven locations in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and its two university hospitals, through the impact of its research and teaching, through the alumni network that it dynamises, the creation of spin-offs, the development of science parks and incubators or development cooperation, UCLouvain contributes to the development of a society that ensures the well-being of all citizens.

Vision: UCLouvain intends to be a stable player in a world in question. It favours accessibility for all to quality education and makes innovation the common thread of its activities, both in (or: in terms of) training and in research. It promotes dialogue between its involvement in regional development and its international influence, the one nourishing the other. Through the research carried out within the company, it brings complexity and hindsight to a world that favours immediacy.


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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 +728th219th176th481st5th
Arts and Humanities +431st183rd135th374th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 861st271st211th636th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 637th265th182nd467th5th
Chemistry 1690th595th493rd1094th10th
Computer Science 957th337th275th662nd7th
Dentistry 422nd154th131st297th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +929th341st284th600th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 287th108th68th202nd3rd
Energy 1152nd328th277th648th10th
Engineering +942nd301st241st610th6th
Environmental Science 963rd327th254th564th6th
Mathematics 855th299th249th565th5th
Medicine +634th210th158th467th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 763rd221st184th526th9th
Physics and Astronomy 884th302nd242nd616th6th
Psychology 302nd107th72nd274th4th
Social Sciences +428th157th110th340th5th

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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