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.



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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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 304th136th133rd259th28th
Arts and Humanities 76th28th27th69th13th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 277th90th82nd226th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 84th30th29th63rd13th
Chemistry 415th181st174th344th48th
Computer Science 326th119th113th237th21st
Dentistry 45th15th13th32nd5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 222nd93rd90th162nd25th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 105th37th36th83rd14th
Energy 195th48th47th111th12th
Engineering 212th55th51st135th13th
Environmental Science 169th56th53rd102nd13th
Mathematics 255th101st98th184th23rd
Medicine 193rd58th55th168th14th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 366th136th130th292nd32nd
Physics and Astronomy 229th75th71st170th18th
Psychology 125th38th36th118th11th
Social Sciences 99th31st30th81st12th

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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