The University of ReadingUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1892

Mission: Information not localized

Vision: A vibrant, thriving, sustainable, global and broad-based institution, responsive to, stimulated by and informing changes in the world around us.


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 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 328th150th146th281st31st
Arts and Humanities 172nd77th73rd152nd30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 621st341st328th547th82nd
Business, Management and Accounting 87th31st30th66th14th
Chemistry 486th236th228th409th58th
Computer Science 510th258th255th410th61st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 213th87th84th154th22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 130th51st49th101st21st
Energy 431st202nd201st320th49th
Engineering 428th206th202nd331st47th
Environmental Science 328th156th150th244th42nd
Mathematics 435th222nd222nd339th54th
Medicine 492nd230th222nd443rd54th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 388th148th143rd311th33rd
Physics and Astronomy 472nd249th245th401st52nd
Psychology 262nd108th101st248th33rd
Social Sciences 237th89th88th196th30th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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