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.



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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
Business, Management and Accounting 599th293rd293rd482nd81st
Chemistry 395th163rd155th324th45th
Computer Science 524th269th267th423rd63rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 564th376th385th496th96th
Energy 505th266th266th391st74th
Engineering 513th287th284th416th72nd
Environmental Science 444th255th249th357th65th
Mathematics 344th147th147th253rd30th
Medicine 727th437th428th677th129th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 743rd405th407th645th98th
Social Sciences 652nd360th361st573rd106th

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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