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Foundation: 1760

Mission: Our mission covers both the expectations that society has of NTNU and the problems in society that we ourselves want to solve. We have a general mission, similar to other universities, and a specifi c mission, which makes us unique. General mission: As a university, NTNU has a responsibility for basic research and for educating outstanding graduates. We offer research-based education at all levels. We develop and disseminate knowledge and manage expertise about nature, people, society and technology. NTNU promotes and disseminates cultural values, and contributes to innovation in society, business and public administration. One of the university’s responsibilities is to participate in a knowledgebased public debate. We use our knowledge to benefit society. We commit ourselves to solving global challenges. Our activities promote development, human rights and intercultural dialogue. Our spesific mission: NTNU is a multi-disciplinary university with a strong profile in science and technology, and a focus on programmes of professional study. We contribute to Norway’s development. We create value – economic, cultural and social – and have a national role in developing the technological foundation for the future society. Through our competence in science and technology and interdisciplinary strengths, we help to solve complex problems. We are an agenda setter for change processes and sustainable development, and we contribute to competitive business and industry as well as a capable public sector through collaboration in new practices, processes and products. Artistic disciplines play a key role in NTNU’s identity. We have a leading university museum with unique scientific collections and public exhibitions. NTNU is an important partner for development in the cities and regions where we are located.

Vision: Knowledge provides people with opportunities and influence, as well as a foundation for making wise choices. Knowledge inspires and challenges. It changes attitudes, mindsets, and how we perceive the world around us. Informed debate strengthens our democracy. NTNU’s activities should benefit society as a whole and society can trust that our findings comply with best scientific practice. Knowledge and technology development create opportunities for increasing sustainable value creation and finding answers to major challenges. Through the United Nations, the world has agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals. NTNU will contribute actively towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. NTNU’s strength is our competence in science and technology combined with academic breadth and interdisciplinarity.



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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.

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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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