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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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 700th427th433rd632nd97th
Arts and Humanities 399th210th204th363rd78th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 777th487th476th700th131st
Business, Management and Accounting 603rd296th296th486th83rd
Chemistry 522nd265th257th443rd63rd
Computer Science 597th337th337th495th82nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 393rd230th228th325th63rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 524th275th284th437th75th
Energy 265th84th84th173rd21st
Engineering 488th264th260th391st65th
Environmental Science 500th306th302nd412th84th
Mathematics 140th44th41st86th8th
Medicine 646th359th350th596th90th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 659th343rd340th564th82nd
Physics and Astronomy 578th344th344th507th72nd
Psychology 468th224th219th438th71st
Social Sciences 461st211th212th391st66th

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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