University of BirminghamUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1900

Mission: Our mission derives from our foundation as the first English civic university, established in England’s second city. We are a university of national eminence and global reach, and we cherish our civic roots. We have a fundamental commitment to rigorous academic curiosity, forming ideas through the crucible of debate and opening them to challenge. This ensures that we produce exceptional graduates and impactful research, thereby making a significant contribution to society and the global economy.

Vision: In this framework, we set out our vision to become a leading global university, recognised by our peers as being both a dominant intellectual force and the destination of choice nationally and internationally.


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 +620th184th416th33rd
Arts and Humanities +64th26th60th12th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 363rd92nd268th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 56th15th40th8th
Chemistry 1041st337th671st56th
Computer Science 492nd150th322nd30th
Dentistry 65th20th45th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +371st121st226th24th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 64th17th46th9th
Energy 432nd95th215th18th
Engineering +319th72nd182nd14th
Environmental Science 378th113th203rd22nd
Mathematics 397th122nd242nd23rd
Medicine +243rd66th190th13th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 521st139th350th25th
Physics and Astronomy 511th153rd346th24th
Psychology 151st46th141st13th
Social Sciences +88th26th72nd11th

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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