Birkbeck, University of LondonUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1823

Mission: The principal aims of Birkbeck are to: provide flexible and part-time higher education courses which meet the changing educational, cultural, personal and career needs of students of all ages: in particular, those who live or work in the London region. enable adult students from diverse social and educational backgrounds to participate in our courses. make available the results of research, and the expertise acquired, through teaching, publication, partnerships with other organisations and the promotion of civic and public debate. maintain and develop excellence in research and provide the highest quality research training in all our subject areas.

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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 504th281st275th441st64th
Arts and Humanities 189th83rd78th165th33rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 723rd435th423rd646th116th
Business, Management and Accounting 453rd204th203rd362nd66th
Computer Science 586th327th326th484th76th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 397th234th232nd329th65th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 443rd229th230th368th66th
Environmental Science 597th392nd393rd509th102nd
Mathematics 605th371st376th507th93rd
Medicine 676th388th379th626th101st
Psychology 226th90th84th214th26th
Social Sciences 343rd147th145th293rd47th

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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