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 +1844th591st1209th89th
Arts and Humanities 938th416th776th115th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2106th785th1564th117th
Business, Management and Accounting 340th131st251st52nd
Chemistry 2007th717th1300th93rd
Computer Science 609th198th408th38th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +609th209th385th40th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 727th290th500th71st
Energy 751st196th415th40th
Engineering +730th214th456th43rd
Environmental Science 1391st482nd842nd85th
Mathematics 593rd201st382nd40th
Medicine +2305th813th1634th127th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1827th581st1253rd95th
Physics and Astronomy 576th175th397th27th
Psychology 1131st463rd955th112th
Social Sciences +637th258th505th71st

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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