Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam *University


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Foundation: 1880

Mission: At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, we attach great importance to the societal impact of our education and research. Personal development and social involvement are key parts of our vision on education, in which individual differences are seen as a strength. This allows us to develop innovations and insights that contribute to a better world.

Vision: VU will be characterized in 2025: as a major research university that conducts internationally outstanding research in a number of fields; by a nationally and internationally competitive range of renowned research Master’s and academic Master’s; as an academic educational institution for Amsterdam and the surrounding area.

History: www.vu.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-27OECDNetherlands
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +591st175th140th395th9th
Arts and Humanities +72nd29th16th67th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 118th29th21st91st3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 63rd19th9th46th4th
Chemistry 824th255th203rd538th20th
Computer Science 509th156th118th334th8th
Dentistry 19th5th2nd11th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +608th208th163rd384th12th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 107th34th17th76th7th
Energy 1089th309th259th609th10th
Engineering +547th152nd112th339th9th
Environmental Science 426th131st97th230th9th
Mathematics 908th326th271st606th20th
Medicine +30th8th6th26th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 209th44th34th133rd6th
Physics and Astronomy 614th189th147th423rd18th
Psychology 18th6th3rd18th2nd
Social Sciences +72nd20th10th59th4th
Veterinary 579th166th157th384th13th

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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