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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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 117th41st41st92nd11th
Arts and Humanities 12th6th6th11th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 110th28th27th93rd10th
Business, Management and Accounting 142nd52nd51st111th24th
Chemistry 281st86th83rd217th21st
Computer Science 93rd20th18th49th7th
Dentistry 369th155th152nd283rd22nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 95th30th29th62nd7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 108th39th38th85th15th
Energy 248th73rd73rd159th18th
Engineering 142nd28th26th81st6th
Environmental Science 174th57th54th106th14th
Mathematics 118th34th31st73rd7th
Medicine 113th31st31st102nd8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 187th51st48th139th15th
Physics and Astronomy 162nd49th47th116th14th
Psychology 70th19th18th69th5th
Social Sciences 40th9th9th35th6th
Veterinary 17th3rd3rd11th2nd

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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