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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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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 186th68th67th152nd6th
Arts and Humanities 78th30th29th71st4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 169th46th44th138th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 48th17th17th36th3rd
Chemistry 277th83rd80th213th9th
Computer Science 387th161st155th294th12th
Dentistry 59th21st18th44th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 223rd94th91st163rd9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 55th19th18th43rd3rd
Energy 230th65th65th143rd7th
Engineering 354th146th142nd261st14th
Environmental Science 154th47th44th90th4th
Mathematics 480th259th260th382nd16th
Medicine 93rd24th24th86th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 189th52nd49th141st4th
Physics and Astronomy 290th113th109th228th9th
Psychology 37th11th11th37th4th
Social Sciences 74th22nd21st62nd4th
Veterinary 228th87th85th184th9th

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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