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Foundation: 1614

Mission: The University of Groningen is an ambitious international research university with strong roots in the north of the Netherlands. The University creates and shares knowledge through outstanding research and education, and thus benefits society.

Vision: The University of Groningen is an international academic community in which disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research leads to scientific breakthroughs and societal innovation, and in which talented students are trained as innovators who will contribute to a sustainable society. Its research and education are driven by intrinsic curiosity and interaction with global society. As a result, research, education and processes that have a societal impact are closely intertwined at the University.


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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 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-28OECDNetherlands
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +245th92nd92nd193rd7th
Arts and Humanities +73rd23rd22nd63rd3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 144th38th37th116th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 71st21st21st53rd5th
Chemistry 266th77th74th199th5th
Computer Science 417th174th168th313th15th
Dentistry 75th24th22nd54th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +233rd90th90th166th9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 52nd15th15th41st2nd
Energy 212th60th56th132nd4th
Engineering +316th114th111th223rd12th
Environmental Science 223rd68th67th146th5th
Mathematics 413th198th193rd325th15th
Medicine +93rd24th24th80th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 159th36th34th110th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 326th126th119th247th10th
Psychology 33rd10th10th32nd4th
Social Sciences +78th20th19th65th3rd
Veterinary 269th85th92nd197th6th

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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