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 EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +352nd163rd161st289th39th
Arts and Humanities +78th25th24th67th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 271st98th92nd228th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 64th17th17th46th9th
Chemistry 427th199th193rd350th45th
Computer Science 349th133rd126th249th24th
Dentistry 49th12th10th31st4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +245th100th100th178th25th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 77th24th23rd60th11th
Energy 268th93rd90th180th17th
Engineering +216th60th56th133rd11th
Environmental Science 239th72nd71st157th15th
Mathematics 311th126th122nd228th27th
Medicine +218th70th66th182nd16th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 312th99th100th244th20th
Physics and Astronomy 279th93rd87th207th16th
Psychology 133rd40th36th127th11th
Social Sciences +95th29th28th79th11th
Veterinary 432nd140th160th312th25th

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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