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 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 609th360th358th542nd83rd
Arts and Humanities 274th126th123rd243rd43rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 721st433rd421st644th115th
Business, Management and Accounting 288th124th124th229th50th
Chemistry 646th374th372nd565th80th
Computer Science 399th167th163rd305th34th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 296th144th143rd230th35th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 360th181st179th295th54th
Energy 519th280th279th405th79th
Engineering 469th245th241st372nd57th
Environmental Science 429th241st235th342nd64th
Mathematics 436th223rd223rd340th55th
Medicine 634th347th339th584th85th
Physics and Astronomy 581st347th347th510th73rd
Psychology 466th222nd217th436th69th
Social Sciences 238th90th89th197th31st

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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