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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 +503rd143rd113th337th7th
Arts and Humanities +63rd25th13th59th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 189th47th33rd144th9th
Business, Management and Accounting 66th20th10th48th5th
Chemistry 377th96th77th243rd7th
Computer Science 516th161st122nd341st9th
Dentistry 81st27th20th57th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +389th130th100th240th9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 53rd15th6th40th2nd
Energy 359th76th59th173rd4th
Engineering +441st119th88th264th8th
Environmental Science 405th120th90th217th7th
Mathematics 545th188th152nd351st12th
Medicine +100th25th19th81st8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 153rd31st24th94th4th
Physics and Astronomy 524th161st123rd357th15th
Psychology 26th9th6th26th4th
Social Sciences +64th17th7th53rd3rd
Veterinary 365th99th88th243rd7th

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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