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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-27OECDNetherlands
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +631st234th193rd444th14th
Arts and Humanities +57th20th12th53rd3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 174th45th33rd131st10th
Business, Management and Accounting 78th23rd13th51st6th
Chemistry 426th117th87th296th12th
Computer Science 699th211th160th473rd13th
Dentistry 65th21st15th43rd3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +562nd189th144th345th12th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 52nd13th6th34th2nd
Energy 304th63rd49th150th3rd
Engineering +452nd118th84th282nd8th
Environmental Science 432nd102nd80th228th7th
Mathematics 597th173rd140th376th6th
Medicine +105th28th22nd85th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 168th36th28th101st3rd
Physics and Astronomy 472nd136th103rd316th15th
Psychology 23rd7th4th23rd3rd
Social Sciences +74th18th8th56th3rd
Veterinary 479th127th117th312th11th

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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