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Foundation: 1826

Mission: London’s Global University: a diverse intellectual community, engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognised for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence; with an outstanding ability to integrate our education, research, innovation and enterprise for the long-term benefit of humanity.

Vision: Our distinctive approach to research, education and innovation will further inspire our community of staff, students and partners to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared and the way that global problems are solved.


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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 areas/categories

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 +128th40th41st96th11th
Arts and Humanities +5th4th4th5th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39th10th10th31st4th
Business, Management and Accounting 19th6th6th13th2nd
Chemistry 176th43rd41st126th15th
Computer Science 62nd10th9th31st4th
Dentistry 28th5th3rd16th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +88th19th19th47th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 15th6th6th12th3rd
Energy 114th20th17th58th4th
Engineering +89th16th14th43rd4th
Environmental Science 102nd22nd22nd55th4th
Mathematics 89th20th18th44th7th
Medicine +20th4th4th18th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 34th7th7th18th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 92nd21st21st51st6th
Psychology 3rd1st1st3rd1st
Social Sciences +4th2nd2nd3rd1st
Veterinary 123rd42nd38th88th10th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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