University College London *University

United Kingdom

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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.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research


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 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 104th36th36th80th9th
Arts and Humanities 5th4th4th5th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 35th10th10th30th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 36th13th13th28th7th
Chemistry 165th33rd31st116th13th
Computer Science 56th11th9th28th4th
Dentistry 18th7th5th13th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 79th23rd22nd51st4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 17th7th7th14th4th
Energy 154th33rd30th78th5th
Engineering 87th15th13th43rd4th
Environmental Science 73rd23rd21st43rd4th
Mathematics 78th22nd20th43rd6th
Medicine 18th4th4th16th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 24th4th4th14th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 65th18th17th42nd7th
Psychology 3rd1st1st3rd1st
Social Sciences 4th3rd3rd3rd2nd
Veterinary 179th63rd60th141st14th

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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