Robert Gordon UniversityUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1992

Mission: RGU’s mission is ‘to transform people and communities’. It does this by ensuring that our discovery of knowledge and dissemination of scholarship have the greatest possible economic, social and cultural impact.

Vision: The University’s vision is to be recognised, in Scotland and beyond, as a distinctive university leading and shaping the debate on the future of higher education and placing students at the centre of the education it offers. The university will be known for the impact of its teaching, scholarship and translational research, the employability of its graduates, its influence in the region and nation, its growing global profile, and its strong interdisciplinary focus on a small number of key questions and issues of concern to the local and global community. The university will achieve its goals in partnership with academic, voluntary, public and business organisations that share its ideals and aspiration.


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 EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Arts and Humanities 507th294th297th463rd108th
Business, Management and Accounting 633rd313th320th510th84th
Chemistry 476th242nd235th397th56th
Computer Science 537th277th269th428th58th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 468th304th310th399th89th
Energy 447th215th216th340th49th
Engineering +479th260th256th383rd66th
Environmental Science 441st244th245th351st74th
Mathematics 305th123rd119th222nd26th
Medicine +727th453rd444th658th123rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 673rd385th391st595th89th
Social Sciences +639th324th326th547th98th

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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