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Foundation: 1954

Mission: Information not localized

Vision: Four basic principles shall guide the University of Gothenburg: Our research, education and cooperation shall be characterised by a quest for high quality; our standpoints and decisions shall be based on a clear responsibility for the development of society; our work shall be guided by a global engagement that constantly reminds us of our role in the world; and an inspiring work environment is an important prerequisite.



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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDSweden
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 301st134th131st16th257th8th
Arts and Humanities 148th64th62nd8th132nd4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 280th93rd85th9th229th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 197th77th76th10th153rd3rd
Chemistry 489th239th231st23rd412th11th
Computer Science 455th212th207th27th358th10th
Dentistry 19th8th6th1st14th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 355th194th191st24th287th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 163rd65th63rd6th128th3rd
Energy 393rd166th166th22nd282nd10th
Engineering 434th212th208th23rd337th10th
Environmental Science 311th145th138th21st228th9th
Mathematics 444th230th229th27th348th9th
Medicine 177th51st48th6th157th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 298th101st95th10th233rd5th
Physics and Astronomy 469th246th242nd27th398th12th
Psychology 104th32nd29th5th100th2nd
Social Sciences 128th47th45th7th105th3rd
Veterinary 152nd52nd48th9th119th2nd

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.

Where is the institution located?

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