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Foundation: 1961

Mission: The University of Twente is the ultimate people-first university of technology. We empower society through sustainable solutions.

Vision: We envision a society in 2030 in which we seize the technological opportunities of our time with confidence and wisdom. In the coming decade, society will face many challenges. It can only hope to overcome these with the full engagement of the scientific community. The UT believes in a focused ambition that involves setting clear priorities in education, research and innovation at the touchpoints between these challenges and our own identity. Given the UT’s mission to be a university of technology that puts people first, we direct special attention to three societal themes and the challenges they pose.


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 +1480th479th417th976th23rd
Arts and Humanities +428th181st134th371st17th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1270th444th361st935th25th
Business, Management and Accounting 185th68th31st133rd9th
Chemistry 1401st473rd380th905th24th
Computer Science 433rd130th96th274th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +182nd44th34th95th4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 456th172nd123rd313th12th
Energy 411th89th69th203rd5th
Engineering +367th92nd69th212th6th
Environmental Science 371st111th84th199th6th
Mathematics 696th244th200th463rd15th
Medicine +1252nd439th355th903rd23rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 646th187th155th443rd17th
Physics and Astronomy 523rd160th122nd356th14th
Psychology 528th204th143rd469th17th
Social Sciences +215th71st42nd176th11th

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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