University of KwaZulu-Natal *University

South Africa

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Foundation: 2004

Mission: A truly South African University of Choice that is academically excellent, innovative in research, entrepreneurial, and critically engaged with society.

Vision: To be the Premier University of African Scholarship.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV


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 563rd9th162nd6th
Arts and Humanities 438th11th63rd10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 720th9th204th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 461st10th86th7th
Chemistry 627th15th295th6th
Computer Science 649th32nd257th7th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 445th21st180th11th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 539th21st166th8th
Energy 538th33rd274th12th
Engineering 557th24th231st9th
Environmental Science 495th11th235th7th
Mathematics 554th17th188th7th
Medicine 568th6th131st5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 394th4th76th1st
Physics and Astronomy 582nd12th197th6th
Psychology 562nd7th66th7th
Social Sciences 367th7th46th7th
Veterinary 471st31st107th7th

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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