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Foundation: 1831

Mission: As a University, the UNamur has a triple mission consisting in teaching, research and service to the community. The primary objective of the University is to train students and researchers as responsible actors in society. In this respect, the UNamur, working in the spirit of Europe’s academic tradition, is “an ideal meeting-ground for teachers capable of imparting their knowledge and well equipped to develop it by research and innovation and students entitled, able and willing to enrich their minds with that knowledge.”[1] Teaching and research aim to diffuse current knowledge and to produce new knowledge. The UNamur privileges high-quality teaching mobilizing fundamental concepts of knowledge, as well as research which associates its pursuit of excellence with a long-term perspective. In each discipline, the academic approach to teaching and research requires a permanent self-critical attitude with regard to its objectives and methods. The UNamur provides a platform for this critical search for knowledge and insists that the human and social dimensions of science and technology be taken into account. It seeks to overcome the division and fragmentation of knowledge by stimulating epistemological debate and interdisciplinary dialogue. The universality of teaching and research and the globalization of society’s problems require universities to be open to each other. The UNamur has helped to establish and collaborates in various international networks, particularly in association with Jesuit universities. Through its teaching and research and within the limits of its own identity and independence, the University questions society and answers society’s needs. Thus, the UNamur aims to be an agent of change in its region and to contribute to its cultural, social, political and economic development, in partnership with other local actors. Within the University and beyond its walls, it encourages the analysis of the major problems of society, in particular the inequality of opportunities between individuals and between peoples.

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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 EuropeEU-28OECDBelgium
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 663rd399th403rd595th12th
Arts and Humanities 637th406th407th599th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 760th471st459th683rd21st
Business, Management and Accounting 707th368th380th582nd10th
Chemistry 630th362nd357th549th15th
Computer Science 640th376th378th537th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 521st346th350th453rd14th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 555th294th306th465th10th
Energy 302nd101st101st200th4th
Engineering 636th385th395th539th13th
Environmental Science 517th323rd319th429th14th
Mathematics 655th411th420th557th14th
Medicine 712th422nd413th662nd23rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 697th372nd371st602nd17th
Physics and Astronomy 679th427th432nd605th12th
Social Sciences 734th432nd436th654th14th

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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