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Foundation: 1837

Mission: NKUA is a research University and, as a leader since 1837, it aims to advance knowledge and educate students in sciences and arts that will best serve the nation and the community of the twenty first century. Committed to innovation and academic excellence, we seek to infuse each member of our academic community with the passion of research and knowledge gain. We encourage cultivation of creativity, maturation of social and cultural sensibilities as well as critical thinking, by supporting free and open dialogue and a culture of integrity and diversity

Vision: The vision of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) is based on four main principles: research, education and training shall be characterized by a quest for high quality and distinction; the University’s leading role shall be safeguarded by a constant engagement to innovation and creativity; the academic community members shall participate actively in scientific, social and cultural events; our standpoints shall reflect our historical and contemporary Greek culture worldwide through scientific activities



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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-28OECDGreece
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 599th351st349th532nd7th
Arts and Humanities 424th229th223rd386th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 538th266th253rd465th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 682nd347th359th558th9th
Chemistry 612th347th341st533rd10th
Computer Science 492nd243rd240th394th4th
Dentistry 78th32nd29th60th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 396th233rd231st328th7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 540th283rd295th453rd7th
Energy 585th338th340th470th15th
Engineering 465th242nd238th368th7th
Environmental Science 384th203rd197th298th2nd
Mathematics 479th258th259th381st6th
Medicine 247th84th79th213th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 324th111th106th256th1st
Physics and Astronomy 427th211th206th358th1st
Psychology 530th268th261st496th2nd
Social Sciences 548th270th271st470th4th

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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