Centrum Wiskunde & InformaticaGovernment


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Foundation: 1946

Mission: Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science. Our mission is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to society at large, and to industry in particular.

Vision: In today’s digital world, mathematics and computer science underpin the foundations of every aspect of society, from the economy to medicine. CWI conducts long-term research in these vital fields, inspired by real-life needs in energy, climate change, healthcare, security and other practical areas. Because ideas are only effective when they are shared, knowledge transfer plays an important role in our work. We have an excellent international network and collaborate with both public and private partners. We nurture young research talent and foster spin-off companies. We also make our innovative software tools available to researchers, companies and the general public.

History: www.cwi.nl

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 Government 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
Arts and Humanities 630th262nd198th538th20th
Computer Science 841st286th232nd579th16th
Engineering 1139th389th321st750th21st
Mathematics 780th276th231st521st18th
Physics and Astronomy 1222nd453rd383rd855th23rd

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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