Keele UniversityUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1949

Mission: Our mission is built on a belief in: The transformative capacity of a university education for individuals, communities and society; The importance of advancing knowledge through independent, high quality research and academic enquiry; The critical role of education and research in transcending national and social boundaries; Leadership in environmental sustainability as a critical behaviour to secure a sustainable future; Valuing and celebrating the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of individuals through a living commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Vision: We will be: A university that delivers a broad-base of innovative education as a means to develop individuals’ strengths and flexibility for the future. Our students will see the world differently and stand out in their determination to make a positive difference; demonstrating this through their knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs in a tolerant, diverse society that delivers equality of opportunity. A university that educates professionals fit for a modern world through programmes that are designed by world-leading academics and practitioners who aim to educate students for their future. We will provoke our students to look to the future whilst establishing them firmly in the knowledge and needs of the present. Our students will not only enter the future workplace, they will create it. A propagator of world-class research and researchers that push at the limits of current knowledge and understanding; ensuring that the outputs have impact through our teaching, public engagement and the partnerships we form. An anchor higher education institution that makes a genuine and measurable difference to the health, culture and economy of our region. A beacon for environmental sustainability in how we live, work and play.


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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 +558th334th336th488th88th
Arts and Humanities +422nd225th225th384th79th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 676th410th401st612th103rd
Business, Management and Accounting 632nd312th319th509th83rd
Chemistry 575th333rd326th495th79th
Computer Science 653rd378th372nd542nd88th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +383rd223rd227th314th65th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 550th298th308th453rd74th
Engineering +435th218th213th340th52nd
Environmental Science 524th323rd325th433rd97th
Mathematics 268th101st97th187th20th
Medicine +646th376th365th577th83rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 567th291st293rd489th72nd
Physics and Astronomy 580th341st333rd490th69th
Psychology 441st207th204th411th64th
Social Sciences +453rd196th194th381st62nd

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.

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