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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 EuropeOECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +131st34th86th9th
Arts and Humanities +13th6th10th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 137th34th107th10th
Business, Management and Accounting 115th40th83rd21st
Chemistry 577th166th380th26th
Computer Science 95th17th43rd6th
Dentistry 400th147th283rd21st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +123rd28th61st5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 122nd43rd89th19th
Energy 405th86th199th17th
Engineering +190th33rd101st6th
Environmental Science 287th75th147th17th
Mathematics 140th32nd70th7th
Medicine +148th35th122nd7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 403rd96th271st17th
Physics and Astronomy 297th79th190th12th
Psychology 78th22nd75th6th
Social Sciences +29th6th24th4th
Veterinary 26th4th17th2nd

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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