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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

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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 EuropeOECDSwitzerland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +941st364th661st15th
Arts and Humanities +291st126th260th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 446th127th334th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 852nd338th588th8th
Chemistry 836th277th584th16th
Computer Science 1006th318th688th11th
Dentistry 74th24th50th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1414th503rd891st13th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 783rd300th514th9th
Energy 1625th475th940th10th
Engineering +757th210th481st8th
Environmental Science 1270th386th741st14th
Mathematics 765th230th490th10th
Medicine +532nd176th402nd15th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 248th61st155th1st
Physics and Astronomy 619th194th422nd14th
Psychology 330th118th299th6th
Social Sciences +567th209th437th8th
Veterinary 650th172nd416th5th

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?

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