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 +584th210th176th409th13th
Arts and Humanities +71st30th18th66th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 105th26th19th81st3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 72nd19th12th47th5th
Chemistry 693rd214th165th475th17th
Computer Science 483rd137th103rd309th7th
Dentistry 21st6th3rd11th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +450th145th107th264th10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 133rd41st21st83rd6th
Energy 995th264th222nd575th10th
Engineering +531st138th100th336th12th
Environmental Science 403rd93rd75th208th6th
Mathematics 764th229th184th489th12th
Medicine +30th8th6th25th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 210th48th38th129th6th
Physics and Astronomy 511th152nd115th344th16th
Psychology 15th5th3rd15th2nd
Social Sciences +77th21st10th59th4th
Veterinary 580th155th149th372nd14th

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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