The Open UniversityUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1969

Mission: Our mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Vision: Our vision is to reach more students with life-changing learning that meets their needs and enriches society.


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 +1450th574th1006th89th
Arts and Humanities +274th119th247th34th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1312th455th978th71st
Business, Management and Accounting 374th143rd265th51st
Chemistry 883rd291st613th47th
Computer Science 850th260th583rd51st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +861st303rd542nd53rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 681st261st450th64th
Engineering +712th196th456th45th
Environmental Science 1919th607th1126th95th
Mathematics 1207th400th791st78th
Medicine +1482nd522nd1074th80th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 474th131st315th21st
Physics and Astronomy 1666th625th1130th82nd
Psychology 608th235th535th61st
Social Sciences +285th95th223rd30th

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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  • Universities
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