Universitat LuzernUniversity


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Foundation: 2000

Mission: -A more personal university: Personal relationships and dialogue are important to us. We are a research, teaching, learning and working community that is determined by respectful interaction, appropriate participation, transparent communication, attractive working conditions and mutual trust. Students receive high quality teaching with a good professor to student ratio and fair academic appraisals. All members of the university (researchers, lecturers, students and technical-administrative staff) shape the university and are responsible for its development. -Focused on people and society: We explore topics related to everything that makes people different in both their individual and social lives: how they believe and hope, think and talk, cooperate and govern, decide and act, stay healthy and become healthy. As a scientific institution, we focus on the following areas in particular: theology, cultural studies, social sciences, law, economics, health sciences and medicine. -Aware of our responsibilities: We commit ourselves to transparency, good cooperation, compliance with rules, provision of optimal infrastructure, efficient use of resources, provision of an optimal research, learning and working environment and careful use of resources. We ensure independence, neutrality and impartiality in research and teaching, and we are open to the future, willing to talk and innovate. We value diversity and actively promote equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. -Engaged in five main tasks: We are dedicated to scientific research and teaching, the promotion of young talent and academic training, and we provide services to the public. We strive for outstanding research and teaching, that is scientifically sound, solution-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative. We specifically support our students by providing education and skills for today and tomorrow's world of work. - Anchored in Lucerne - connected to the world: We are part of a regional, national and international network of science, education, culture, economics, politics and society. Anchored in central Switzerland, in the canton of Lucerne and in the cultural city of Lucerne, our connections with the national and international research and teaching community extend far beyond any language borders. We maintain a worldwide scientific network with recognised partner institutions. -Forward-looking and relevant to society: Through our work, we contribute to the expansion of knowledge and insights, to the development of society as a whole and to improving quality of life. Scientific professionalism and social relevance are essential components of our research topics. We make use of digitalisation to aid us with the quality and efficiency of research, teaching and administration. -Self-critical and open to improvement: We regularly evaluate whether we have achieved our goals.

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History: www.unilu.ch


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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 EuropeOECDSwitzerland
Arts and Humanities 576th365th538th18th
Medicine 773rd481st723rd32nd
Psychology 691st390th652nd16th
Social Sciences 759th454th679th22nd

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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