Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam *University

Netherlands

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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

Subordinate organizations:

3rd
Overall percentile
2nd
Research percentile
14th
Innovation percentile
2nd
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-28OECDNetherlands
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +387th191st189th321st16th
Arts and Humanities +94th36th35th83rd6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 186th54th52nd153rd10th
Business, Management and Accounting 68th19th19th50th4th
Chemistry 414th190th184th339th20th
Computer Science 365th141st135th263rd11th
Dentistry 16th4th2nd10th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +332nd174th177th263rd16th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 81st27th26th63rd5th
Energy 389th171st170th286th12th
Engineering +312th113th110th219th11th
Environmental Science 238th71st70th156th6th
Mathematics 426th208th203rd338th16th
Medicine +89th22nd22nd77th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 262nd79th78th202nd10th
Physics and Astronomy 391st169th162nd305th16th
Psychology 26th7th7th26th2nd
Social Sciences +81st21st20th67th4th

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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