Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 2005

Mission: …to offer a diverse range of life-changing educational experiences for a better world.

Vision: …to be a dynamic African university, recognised for its leadership in generating cutting-edge knowledge for a sustainable future.



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 694th32nd261st13th
Arts and Humanities 540th21st125th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 885th41st354th16th
Business, Management and Accounting 750th30th203rd12th
Chemistry 805th69th464th18th
Computer Science 717th68th324th15th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 419th14th158th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 600th29th197th9th
Energy 513th27th251st10th
Engineering 669th78th342nd15th
Environmental Science 537th20th276th13th
Mathematics 661st57th290th13th
Medicine 852nd94th373rd22nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 858th58th369th15th
Physics and Astronomy 813th81st414th17th
Social Sciences 658th20th170th12th

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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