Sofia UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1888

Mission: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski is the main national high academic, research, cultural and information center of high international reputation. The University is exemplary in terms of its scietific research and educational activities, both of them enjoying wide cultural and social significance. The University forms the nucleus of the Bulgarian scientific and cultural elite and enlightens the Bulgarian national self-consciousness. The University contributes significantly to the Bulgarian participation in the global development of science and education. The University plays an active role in preparing and conducting policies of national, regional and international significance. Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski has the mision to safeguard, enrich and carry through the centuries the spirit of knowledge and the aspirations of humanity to knowledge and truth. The University is the center of the development of science and the education of students in all domains of life; it also cultivates highly educated, nationally responsible personalities who will lead the Bulgarian nation to spiritual feats and social welfare.

Vision: The University's objective is to assert its role as an academic, scientific and cultural center of European standing. The educational programs of Sofia University must constantly meet European quality standards and approximate the leading world criteria. The University aims at maintaining the level of the best practices in the development, management and the implementation of scientific achievements in vitally important walks of social life and in the life of the separate individual. The University will continue to expand its pivotal role in the setting up and development of projects, policies and strategies for the development of the country. The University does its best to assert its leadership position in education, science and the key projects in social development.


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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 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.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27Bulgaria
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3676th258th927th11th
Arts and Humanities +1492nd134th487th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4869th313th1350th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 2302nd174th588th2nd
Chemistry 3905th261st1052nd4th
Computer Science 3109th222nd856th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2831st284th766th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2086th174th531st3rd
Energy 3442nd300th799th2nd
Engineering +3641st292nd840th9th
Environmental Science 4211th376th1013th5th
Mathematics 3144th252nd840th5th
Medicine +4888th276th1224th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3217th206th857th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 2410th167th771st4th
Social Sciences +2735th216th740th2nd

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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