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 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 369th177th173rd20th317th10th
Arts and Humanities 395th207th201st25th359th8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 501st235th223rd23rd430th9th
Business, Management and Accounting 394th176th174th31st314th11th
Chemistry 549th291st283rd32nd470th14th
Computer Science 511th259th256th32nd411th12th
Dentistry 170th72nd66th13th136th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 471st303rd302nd52nd403rd19th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 418th217th216th31st348th12th
Energy 425th196th195th28th314th11th
Engineering 493rd269th265th35th396th16th
Environmental Science 378th199th194th27th292nd11th
Mathematics 546th317th320th41st448th16th
Medicine 387th158th149th18th343rd7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 519th238th234th24th431st8th
Physics and Astronomy 578th344th344th39th507th14th
Psychology 440th204th198th24th413th8th
Social Sciences 337th143rd141st22nd288th8th

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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