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Foundation: 1859

Mission: As a University, NMBU aims to educate outstanding candidates, perform high-quality research that produces new perspectives, and create innovation. NMBU will contribute to a knowledge-based and open public debate and help boost public confidence in research methods and results. We will have open and respectful cooperation with the world around us, both with the public and private sectors. We will ensure that public funds are effectively and purposefully used, benefiting society as a whole. NMBU shall be an internationally renowned University.

Vision: NMBU shall contribute to safeguarding the basis for life in the future through outstanding research, education, dissemination of knowledge and innovation.



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 EuropeNORDIC COUNTRIESOECDNorway
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 369th177th20th317th4th
Arts and Humanities 427th232nd31st389th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 632nd350th42nd557th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 752nd398th59th623rd14th
Chemistry 649th377th44th568th8th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 360th198th25th292nd9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 407th211th30th337th7th
Energy 355th137th17th245th3rd
Engineering 472nd248th31st375th5th
Environmental Science 273rd116th17th192nd3rd
Mathematics 637th395th59th539th13th
Medicine 650th363rd49th600th10th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 748th408th45th650th10th
Social Sciences 442nd198th30th374th5th
Veterinary 116th40th8th89th2nd

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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