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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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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-27OECDGreece
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1355th435th377th888th5th
Arts and Humanities +617th260th195th527th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 762nd230th176th564th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 1516th508th436th994th13th
Chemistry 2369th828th746th1508th9th
Computer Science 1042nd370th302nd724th7th
Dentistry 80th26th19th56th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1364th494th425th859th7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1247th445th393rd812th8th
Energy 2657th700th691st1394th22nd
Engineering +1346th477th391st892nd8th
Environmental Science 1364th467th374th821st5th
Mathematics 1536th545th469th1012th11th
Medicine +261st73rd54th206th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 463rd118th98th308th1st
Physics and Astronomy 1606th605th540th1105th7th
Psychology 641st260th183rd568th2nd
Social Sciences +795th335th252nd627th3rd
Veterinary 538th151st142nd357th2nd

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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