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Foundation: 1460

Mission: Our university has been educating young, talented people from Switzerland and abroad since 1460. Through the centuries, it has contributed to the creation and transfer of new knowledge and is today considered one of the best research universities in the world.

Vision: Our goal is to remain one of the best research universities worldwide and to make important contributions to research and social development through scientific knowledge and innovation. As a distinguished university, our innovation derives from the combination of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and close interaction with our public and scientific environment. We consistently align our research-based teaching with the latest requirements in order to successfully support our students on their personal and professional path.

History: www.unibas.ch


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 EuropeOECDSwitzerland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 463rd244th402nd13th
Arts and Humanities 251st114th224th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 276th89th225th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 564th268th452nd9th
Chemistry 354th132nd285th12th
Computer Science 476th230th378th15th
Dentistry 106th44th82nd4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 419th255th351st13th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 404th210th334th8th
Energy 527th287th412th12th
Engineering 338th133rd246th9th
Environmental Science 396th211th310th13th
Mathematics 409th197th314th10th
Medicine 326th121st284th10th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 154th37th111th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 356th160th291st11th
Psychology 272nd112th257th7th
Social Sciences 401st171st339th7th
Veterinary 209th75th166th4th

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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