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 +943rd365th662nd60th
Arts and Humanities +78th36th73rd15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 375th104th279th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 74th21st49th9th
Chemistry 724th228th497th39th
Computer Science 483rd137th309th30th
Dentistry 47th13th28th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +446th142nd261st32nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 68th18th44th9th
Energy 362nd78th189th13th
Engineering +310th73rd184th14th
Environmental Science 354th79th175th16th
Mathematics 350th93rd203rd19th
Medicine +238th66th190th12th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 636th187th436th29th
Physics and Astronomy 491st146th332nd26th
Psychology 135th42nd126th11th
Social Sciences +108th34th83rd12th

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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