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Foundation: 1834

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Vision: ULB is committed to meeting environmental and climatic challenges, by helping to build a society that is aware of and respectful of socio-eco-systemic processes, the nature and limits of the biosphere, while pursuing social and economic justice, global equity, and the culture of peace for present and future generations.


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 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 511th285th280th447th8th
Arts and Humanities 362nd178th172nd327th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 453rd204th191st387th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 470th210th208th375th6th
Chemistry 603rd339th333rd524th14th
Computer Science 471st226th222nd373rd9th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 384th221st219th316th10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 267th122nd119th215th5th
Energy 498th259th259th384th12th
Engineering 460th237th233rd363rd11th
Environmental Science 485th294th288th397th10th
Mathematics 421st209th209th326th8th
Medicine 394th161st152nd349th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 525th241st237th435th12th
Physics and Astronomy 382nd177th170th315th6th
Psychology 307th134th125th292nd6th
Social Sciences 425th187th188th360th8th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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