The University of Edinburgh *University

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1583

Mission: The mission of our University is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge. As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:
-enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
-provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students and deliver an outstanding educational portfolio
-produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
-make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health, economic growth and cultural wellbeing.

Vision: To recruit and develop the world's most promising students and most outstanding staff and be a truly global university benefiting society as a whole.


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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 +110th33rd34th81st8th
Arts and Humanities +16th6th6th12th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 110th28th28th87th10th
Business, Management and Accounting 134th49th47th103rd23rd
Chemistry 305th103rd99th235th22nd
Computer Science 83rd17th15th42nd6th
Dentistry 318th131st126th249th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +114th28th28th65th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 113th40th38th89th17th
Energy 181st48th44th109th11th
Engineering +148th28th26th81st6th
Environmental Science 183rd49th48th112th11th
Mathematics 105th27th24th55th8th
Medicine +147th41st40th124th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 184th47th46th133rd13th
Physics and Astronomy 211th59th56th145th13th
Psychology 69th20th17th68th6th
Social Sciences +32nd6th6th26th4th
Veterinary 18th3rd3rd12th2nd

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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