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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 +908th352nd289th641st6th
Arts and Humanities +444th187th142nd385th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 949th315th244th716th11th
Business, Management and Accounting 700th273rd198th488th5th
Chemistry 1819th650th550th1221st12th
Computer Science 1251st408th324th852nd9th
Dentistry 386th148th130th276th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1046th369th296th656th7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 377th132nd93rd249th3rd
Energy 1745th506th454th997th12th
Engineering +1191st380th299th785th7th
Environmental Science 1551st480th391st908th9th
Mathematics 888th278th225th571st5th
Medicine +622nd205th152nd465th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 705th220th180th488th8th
Physics and Astronomy 920th311th244th635th6th
Psychology 328th117th81st297th3rd
Social Sciences +459th160th114th349th5th

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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