School of Oriental and African StudiesUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1916

Mission: The School’s purpose is: To advance through teaching and research the knowledge and understanding of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. To contribute to the development of the School’s academic disciplines. To provide high quality education so that our students achieve excellence in their chosen subject or subjects and develop their intellectual and other core skills. To promote and lead global public education in our areas of specialist expertise concerning Africa, Asia and the Middle East, both in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Vision: We aim to: Produce high quality research that shapes global scholarship and learning; Produce high quality graduates, postgraduates and researchers who understand and engage with the world and the regions in which we specialise; Develop well-rounded individuals who can make a difference in their communities and in the world; and Make an impact in the local and global communities with which we engage.



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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
Arts and Humanities 317th150th145th284th48th
Business, Management and Accounting 551st257th256th439th76th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 349th172nd170th285th52nd
Environmental Science 483rd292nd286th395th79th
Social Sciences 396th169th171st335th53rd

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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