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Foundation: 1636

Mission: The university’s mission Utrecht University is working to contribute to a better world. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to make a substantial contribution to society. Our research is ground-breaking and focused on solving major global issues. Our collaborative culture fosters innovation, new insights and societal impact. The core values of ambition, inspiration, commitment and independence form the basis of our university community.

Vision: Our vision: what do we see happening in the world? We live in a world that is rapidly changing. Global issues are complex: they are not limited to generations or continents and cannot be solved from one single perspective. Themes such as climate change, distribution of wealth and healthy living require an interdisciplinary approach. Scientific insights are needed to solve these issues.

History: www.uu.nl

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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 +159th50th50th121st3rd
Arts and Humanities +47th11th11th38th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 99th25th25th78th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 88th28th27th65th7th
Chemistry 313th111th107th243rd11th
Computer Science 344th130th123rd244th9th
Dentistry 246th93rd89th194th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +141st40th40th85th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 87th30th29th67th6th
Energy 229th72nd69th147th5th
Engineering +233rd70th66th149th5th
Environmental Science 110th24th23rd59th3rd
Mathematics 328th133rd130th243rd9th
Medicine +59th13th13th51st2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 81st15th15th48th1st
Physics and Astronomy 395th171st164th309th17th
Psychology 28th8th8th28th3rd
Social Sciences +33rd7th7th27th2nd
Veterinary 34th7th6th26th1st

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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