London School of Economics and Political ScienceUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1895

Mission: Our mission is to advance knowledge in social science and a range of related fields so as to inform public policy, economic decision-making, and social welfare both nationally and globally.

Vision: Our ambition is to be the leading social science institution, with the greatest global impact.



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-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Arts and Humanities 109th43rd42nd100th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 75th25th25th56th10th
Computer Science 459th216th211th362nd44th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 327th169th167th261st43rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 5th2nd2nd4th1st
Energy 446th215th214th335th57th
Environmental Science 332nd160th154th248th44th
Mathematics 479th258th259th381st63rd
Medicine 584th300th292nd534th67th
Psychology 294th124th115th279th38th
Social Sciences 45th12th12th40th8th

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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