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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 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 388th189th185th333rd5th
Arts and Humanities 284th133rd130th252nd5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 472nd216th204th403rd9th
Business, Management and Accounting 432nd193rd192nd344th5th
Chemistry 480th231st223rd404th11th
Computer Science 409th175th171st314th5th
Dentistry 337th145th141st261st6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 218th89th86th158th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 188th79th76th150th3rd
Energy 401st172nd172nd290th10th
Engineering 359th150th146th266th6th
Environmental Science 355th178th173rd269th6th
Mathematics 329th141st140th241st4th
Medicine 386th157th148th342nd7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 263rd82nd77th205th4th
Physics and Astronomy 404th194th188th336th8th
Psychology 175th64th60th165th3rd
Social Sciences 330th139th136th281st5th
Veterinary 398th141st156th309th6th

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.

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