University of DurhamUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1832

Mission: To provide a safe, motivating and enjoyable environment that nurtures global citizenship, enables College members to grow intellectually and socially, and facilitates the development of an enduring and mutually rewarding relationship with the College, University and people and communities of the Northeast.

Vision: To be an international exemplar of a postgraduate research community that celebrates the strength arising from diversity, interdisciplinarity and collegiality, and makes a substantive contribution to the intellectual life and reputation of Durham University.


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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 323rd147th143rd276th30th
Arts and Humanities 68th20th20th61st9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 527th257th245th454th57th
Business, Management and Accounting 129th48th47th102nd23rd
Chemistry 335th119th113th269th31st
Computer Science 419th183rd179th323rd38th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 108th36th35th73rd9th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 127th49th47th98th19th
Energy 402nd173rd173rd291st42nd
Engineering 416th196th192nd320th43rd
Environmental Science 276th119th113th195th29th
Mathematics 413th201st201st318th49th
Medicine 554th276th269th504th65th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 500th226th221st412th53rd
Physics and Astronomy 283rd107th103rd221st26th
Psychology 213th84th78th201st24th
Social Sciences 108th36th34th89th15th

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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