Heriot-Watt University, United KingdomUniversity

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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 EuropeOECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2305th830th1514th119th
Arts and Humanities 1273rd525th999th127th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2919th1062nd2123rd144th
Business, Management and Accounting 472nd193rd338th61st
Chemistry 2974th974th1853rd107th
Computer Science 953rd301st661st58th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1068th382nd670th64th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 978th360th638th79th
Energy 1228th342nd701st60th
Engineering +1148th363rd758th72nd
Environmental Science 2043rd645th1196th97th
Mathematics 1011th324th659th69th
Medicine +3477th1142nd2386th182nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2167th700th1449th105th
Physics and Astronomy 1246th458th864th70th
Psychology 1674th635th1338th133rd
Social Sciences +789th306th597th74th

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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  • Health
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