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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 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 139th50th50th112th3rd
Arts and Humanities 44th13th13th39th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 86th21st21st73rd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 99th36th35th78th6th
Chemistry 250th67th64th188th6th
Computer Science 349th133rd129th259th8th
Dentistry 268th119th114th213th9th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 99th32nd31st66th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 102nd34th34th80th8th
Energy 195th48th47th111th2nd
Engineering 225th61st57th146th4th
Environmental Science 62nd19th17th37th2nd
Mathematics 280th118th115th201st7th
Medicine 57th13th13th52nd2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 90th18th18th60th1st
Physics and Astronomy 320th134th129th256th12th
Psychology 10th3rd3rd10th1st
Social Sciences 32nd7th7th27th2nd
Veterinary 30th7th6th24th1st

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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