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 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 EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +550th327th329th480th85th
Arts and Humanities +274th124th123rd244th46th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 597th333rd325th533rd77th
Business, Management and Accounting 304th129th128th239th51st
Chemistry 554th312th305th474th74th
Computer Science 412th171st165th308th32nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +321st165th167th252nd44th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 430th216th218th347th58th
Energy 374th163rd161st272nd39th
Engineering +372nd159th155th277th36th
Environmental Science 446th249th250th356th75th
Mathematics 332nd136th133rd247th30th
Medicine +677th404th394th608th96th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 648th363rd367th570th85th
Physics and Astronomy 300th107th101st224th19th
Psychology 603rd330th327th568th100th
Social Sciences +446th192nd191st376th61st

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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