University of LimpopoUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 2005

Mission: A University which responds actively: To the development needs of its students, staff and communities, Through relevant and higher quality education and training, research and community engagement, and In partnership and collaboration with its stakeholders.

Vision: To be a leading African University focused on the developmental needs of its communities and epitomising academic excellence and innovativeness



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 889th122nd434th24th
Arts and Humanities 591st29th169th15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 978th81st439th20th
Business, Management and Accounting 821st55th267th21st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 542nd55th270th17th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 685th46th247th16th
Energy 507th25th245th9th
Environmental Science 634th57th367th20th
Medicine 786th58th317th16th
Psychology 766th20th148th12th
Social Sciences 750th49th251st20th

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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