University of Eastern Finland the most cited Finnish university by international comparison

Publications of the University of Eastern Finland are cited internationally more frequently than publications of any other Finnish university. According to the Leiden Ranking by Leiden University, the University of Eastern Finland is ranked as the 65th among European universities and as 145th among universities globally using as an indicator the mean citation score.

The Leiden Ranking uses a set of bibliometric indicators to measure the scientific impact and research collaboration of a total of 500 major universities worldwide. Published in December, the ranking was based on publications in Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database in the period 2005-2009.Citations to publications up until the end of 2010 were considered in the ranking.

Ten per cent of publications by UEF researchers belong to the top 10% most frequently cited in their field. Using as an indicator the proportion of top 10% publications, the University of Eastern Finland was ranked as the 3rd Finnish university with Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in the top 2, and as the 133rd European university.

The proportion of UEF publications produced in collaboration with other universities amounted to 60.1%, ranking the university the 2nd nationally and the 16th globally. Moreover, 25.1% of UEF publications were produced in collaboration with international partners.

According to Rector Perttu Vartiainen, the ranking results reflect the university’s activeness in producing international publications and the university’s high standard of research. ”In accordance with our strategy, the results also strengthen our position as one of the leading research universities in Finland.”

”I’m pleased, but not surprised by the ranking results,” adds Academic Rector Kalervo Väänänen. According to him, the university’s high standard of research enables new openings in international cooperation, thus also strengthening the regional business activities.

Further information on the Leiden Ranking

For further information, please contact:

Rector Perttu Vartiainen, +358 50 301 1530

Academic Rector Kalervo Väänänen, tel. +358 40 701 1301


Publishing year: 2012

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