Umea University *University


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Foundation: 1965

Mission: USBE creates knowledge in interaction with stakeholders to develop responsible leaders with a sustainability orientation for a local and global society by: providing a high-quality adaptive learning environment that stimulates professional independent thinking for future challenges; providing a dynamic environment enabling discipline-based research with high international standards in strong research profiles; acting as a catalyst and partner to generate and share knowledge and experience in cooperation with business and the community.

Vision: USBE is a university-based business school firmly rooted in the region, nationally influential and internationally respected.


Subordinate organizations:

  • University Hospital of Umea
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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDSweden
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +893rd276th222nd26th590th12th
Arts and Humanities +512th217th160th23rd438th8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1023rd344th273rd27th758th13th
Business, Management and Accounting 592nd243rd162nd34th436th12th
Chemistry 1563rd540th440th36th1012th13th
Computer Science 1608th570th478th46th1086th18th
Dentistry 380th141st117th18th271st5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1734th596th528th55th1072nd19th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 869th332nd266th38th593rd12th
Energy 1619th480th438th45th937th17th
Engineering +1236th433rd355th33rd814th14th
Environmental Science 1008th344th265th37th590th11th
Mathematics 2127th696th632nd48th1306th13th
Medicine +778th263rd196th23rd564th9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1206th375th319th30th847th9th
Physics and Astronomy 857th293rd236th26th597th11th
Psychology 671st270th188th25th592nd9th
Social Sciences +356th130th89th20th289th8th

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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