Heriot-Watt University, United KingdomUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1821

Mission: Our mission is to create and exchange knowledge that benefits society.

Vision: Our vision is to be world-leading within all our areas of specialism.

History: www.hw.ac.uk


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-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 631st378th380th564th88th
Arts and Humanities 306th144th140th274th47th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 572nd297th284th498th70th
Business, Management and Accounting 303rd134th134th241st54th
Chemistry 493rd242nd234th415th60th
Computer Science 434th195th191st338th41st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 368th205th203rd300th57th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 412th215th214th342nd64th
Energy 399th170th170th288th40th
Engineering 424th203rd199th327th46th
Environmental Science 481st290th284th393rd78th
Mathematics 434th221st221st338th53rd
Medicine 646th359th350th596th90th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 720th388th389th623rd95th
Physics and Astronomy 382nd177th170th315th38th
Psychology 543rd279th272nd509th88th
Social Sciences 510th245th245th434th77th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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