Radboud University NijmegenUniversity


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Foundation: 1923

Mission: For its core activities of research and teaching, Radboud University draws its inspiration from academic curiosity and the demands placed upon the university by society. The booklet Mission Statement outlines the university’s mission and basic principles. It also highlights a number of historical events hat helped shape the university, and describes the academic paraphernalia: the university’s coat of arms, the Rector’s chain of office and the beadle’s mace.

Vision: Information not localized

History: www.ru.nl


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-28OECDNetherlands
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 377th181st177th323rd18th
Arts and Humanities 77th29th28th70th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 405th175th163rd345th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 211th86th85th165th11th
Chemistry 412th178th171st341st18th
Computer Science 442nd202nd198th346th17th
Dentistry 149th65th60th120th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 320th164th162nd254th13th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 349th172nd170th285th13th
Energy 477th243rd243rd364th15th
Engineering 307th110th106th217th10th
Environmental Science 347th170th165th261st14th
Mathematics 359th155th155th265th9th
Medicine 514th243rd236th465th23rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 532nd243rd239th440th21st
Physics and Astronomy 308th126th122nd245th10th
Psychology 42nd13th13th42nd5th
Social Sciences 150th53rd51st121st9th

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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