It is often useful to evaluate and compare different research institutes and universities. For example, when looking for research partners, you can look into the background of the organisation and its status.
There are many different ways to evaluate and compare research institutes and universities. For example, the following is a list of some of the major international rankings, all freely available:
See Hanken's Accreditations and rankings.
The publishing activity of institutions can be assessed from many different perspectives, with dfifferent databases having a number of different tools and features. For example, you can search for an institution's publication activity in Scopus in its "Affiliation search":
The results show the total numbers of publications and authors affiliated to the searched institution, as well as numbers of documents by subject areas, collaborating affiliations, and documents by source (for example, in each journal).
Note that the results any database gives you are, however, always based on the content of this particular database. It is wise to use as many databases as possible.
SciVal uses Scopus content from 1996 onwards and offers access to the research performance of 4,600 research institutions and 220 countries worldwide. It is a useful tool to evaluate and benchmark research and research collaboration of different entities such as a researcher, research group, research institution or country.