Stellenbosch UniversityUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 1866

Mission: Stellenbosch University is a research-intensive university where we attract outstanding students, employ talented staff and provide a world-class environment; a place connected to the world, while enriching and transforming local, continental and global communities.​

Vision: Stellenbosch University will be Africa’s leading research intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, where we advance knowledge in service of society.​


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.

AreaWorldAfricaBRIICSSouth Africa
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +310th2nd99th2nd
Arts and Humanities +257th4th23rd4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 607th3rd187th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 458th10th90th8th
Chemistry 672nd17th343rd7th
Computer Science 582nd10th192nd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +433rd27th239th11th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 383rd15th108th7th
Energy 543rd35th296th13th
Engineering +495th10th228th4th
Environmental Science 384th7th186th2nd
Mathematics 476th4th136th2nd
Medicine +548th4th146th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 666th30th277th9th
Physics and Astronomy 571st8th231st4th
Psychology 360th2nd29th2nd
Social Sciences +315th5th44th5th
Veterinary 418th26th96th5th

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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