Imperial College LondonUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1907

Mission: Imperial College embodies and delivers world class scholarship, education and research in science, engineering, medicine and business, with particular regard to their application in industry, commerce and healthcare. We foster multidisciplinary working internally and collaborate widely externally.

Vision: To remain a world-leading institution for scientific research and education. To harness the quality, breadth and depth of our research capabilities to address the difficult challenges of today and the future. To develop the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics. To provide an education for students from around the world that equips them with the knowledge and skills they require to pursue their ambitions. To make a demonstrable economic and social impact through the translation of our work into practice worldwide. To engage with the world and communicate the importance and benefits of science to society



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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 136th47th47th109th13th
Arts and Humanities 135th57th54th120th24th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 57th16th16th48th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 94th34th33rd73rd16th
Chemistry 83rd15th13th53rd8th
Computer Science 42nd9th8th20th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 104th34th33rd71st8th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 129th50th48th100th20th
Energy 46th6th5th14th2nd
Engineering 44th4th3rd17th1st
Environmental Science 68th22nd20th41st3rd
Mathematics 44th12th11th23rd4th
Medicine 38th9th9th34th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 74th13th13th47th5th
Physics and Astronomy 61st17th16th41st6th
Psychology 179th68th63rd169th21st
Social Sciences 240th92nd90th199th32nd
Veterinary 150th50th46th117th12th

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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