University of OtagoUniversity

New Zealand

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Foundation: 1869

Mission: The University of Otago will create, advance, preserve, promote and apply knowledge, critical thinking and intellectual independence to enhance the understanding, development and well-being of individuals, society and the environment. It will achieve these goals by building on foundations of broad research and teaching capabilities, unique campus learning environments, its nationwide presence and mana, and international links. Ko tā Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo he whakawhanake, he pupuri, he whakatairanga hoki i te mātauranga, i te ihomatua tātari kaupapa, i te whakaaroaro motuhake o te tangata, kia hāpai ai te mōhio, te mārama, te hiatotanga, otirā, te oranga o te tangata, o te iwi hoki. Mā te rangahau me te tika mārika o te whakaako, mā te whai wānanga ahurei, mā te whakaū ki tōna mana, me ōna toronga puta noa i te motu, i te ao hoki ēnei whāinga e tutuki.

Vision: A research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. He Whare Wānanga aronui ana ki te rangahau, e rongonui ana i ngā tōpito o te ao i āna tutukinga ikeike.


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.

AreaWorldPacific RegionOECDNew Zealand
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +401st19th333rd3rd
Arts and Humanities +253rd16th226th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 590th32nd526th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 193rd19th147th3rd
Chemistry 614th41st534th4th
Computer Science 571st27th461st5th
Dentistry 89th3rd66th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +392nd29th323rd7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 353rd25th275th5th
Energy 515th32nd407th3rd
Engineering +490th30th394th4th
Environmental Science 467th34th377th4th
Mathematics 555th29th466th5th
Medicine +430th14th366th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 485th21st409th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 552nd33rd462nd3rd
Psychology 235th17th223rd2nd
Social Sciences +224th17th190th2nd
Veterinary 477th20th345th5th

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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