Institutional Profiles

Institutional Profiles provide quantitative data for a large number of performance indicators, including:

  • income
  • number of staff and students
  • teaching and research reputation

Graphs, accompanied by tabular data, enable you to track the performance of institutions over time and to compare institutions on the basis of a wide range of performance measures.

Data for Institutional Profiles come from three chief sources: institutional data collection, reputation surveys and bibliographic analysis.

The following Institution Profiles indicators are available in InCites:

Academic staff - international / Academic staff

The proportion of the academic faculty that are of international origin. This is an indicator of the institution’s ability to attract staff from a global environment. 

Academic staff / Students – total

This is sometimes referred to as a “staff student ratio” and is an indication of the student environment. Its value is a quotient of dividing the number of academic staff by the total number of students.

Doctoral degrees awarded / Academic staff

An indication of how successful the institution is at producing doctorates scaled against the number of academic staff. Its value is the quotient obtained by dividing the number of doctoral degrees awarded by the number of academic staff.

Doctoral degrees awarded / Undergraduate degrees awarded

An indication of which end of the education spectrum upon which the institution is focused. Its value is the quotient obtained by dividing the number of doctoral degrees awarded by the number of undergraduate degrees awarded.

Institutional income / Academic staff

Institutional income scaled against the numbers of academic staff, to give an indication of how well resourced an institution is regardless of its size. It value is the quotient obtained by dividing the institutional income by the number of academic staff.

Category Normalized citation impact - country adjusted

This is a modification of the category normalized citation impact to take into account the country/region where the institution is based. This reflects the fact that in some regions will have different publication and citation behaviour because of factors such as policy, language and size of the research network. The indicator is calculated as the category normalized citation impact of the institution divided by the square root of the category normalized citation impact of the country in which it is based.  

Papers with international co-author / Papers – total

The proportion of the papers authored by the institution that contain a co-author from a country other than the country in which the institution is based. This is an indicator of the institution’s ability to collaborate in a global environment.

Papers – total / Academic and research staff

Papers for the institution scaled by the number of academic and research staff. Its value is the quotient obtained by dividing the number of papers by the number of academic and research staff.

Research income / Academic staff

Research income scaled against the academic staff, to give an indication of how well resourced an institution is regardless of its size. It is also an indication of the academic staff’s ability to attract research funding. Its value is the quotient obtained by dividing research income by the number of academic staff.

Research income from industry / Academic staff

Research income from industry scaled against the number of academic staff to give an indication of how successful an institution is at acquiring income from industry regardless of its size. Its value is the quotient obtained by dividing research income from industry by the number of academic staff. 

Research reputation – global

Results of the Academic reputation survey for research limited to geographical regions other than the one in which the institution is based.

Source: Academic Reputation Survey

Value: Percentage of the responses that selected this institution

Score: Exponentially scaled Cumulative Probability score of the value. Scores can range from 1-100