Durban University of TechnologyUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 2002

Mission: Our mission is to excel through: A teaching and learning environment that values and supports the university community. Promoting excellence in learning and teaching, technology transfer and applied research. External engagement that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship through collaboration and partnership.

Vision: A preferred university for developing leadership in technology and productive citizenship.



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 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

AreaWorldAfricaBRIICSSouth Africa
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 656th21st229th9th
Arts and Humanities 615th36th190th17th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 605th2nd127th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 709th22nd177th10th
Chemistry 702nd35th367th12th
Computer Science 751st82nd358th16th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 588th78th316th22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 658th41st236th13th
Energy 542nd36th278th13th
Engineering 590th35th264th12th
Environmental Science 526th17th265th10th
Mathematics 639th43rd269th11th
Medicine 711th23rd245th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 861st61st372nd16th
Physics and Astronomy 661st30th270th14th
Social Sciences 777th61st274th23rd

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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