Best Animal Science and Veterinary Universities in Switzerland 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Animal Science and Veterinary was created using data consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were acquired on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Animal Science and Veterinary research’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the field of Animal Science and Veterinary , created using a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists identified from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Animal Science and Veterinary, as many as 40040 researchers were examined.

What is D-index approval threshold for Animal Science and Veterinary
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be evaluated is set to 20 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary. The inclusion requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each area od study whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification rules
Because our main aim is to ensure that only credible researchers are listed in the ranking we realize that raw data are never supposed to be an absolute tool to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our goal is to motivate scientists, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Animal Science and Veterinary
With 5 scientific affiliations Switzerland ranks in spot 16 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading researchers in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 11 scholars affiliated with it being listed in our Animal Science and Veterinary ranking. It is followed by University of Bern with 4 scholars and University of Basel with 2 scientists.

The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary in Switzerland are affiliated with University of Zurich, University of Bern, ETH Zurich, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Pancosma, University of Lausanne, University of Basel, Natural History Museum of Geneva. University of Zurich is featured as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 502. Ranking on the second place is University of Bern with a total D-index of 200. The third spot is occupied by University of Basel with a total D-index of 73.

The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 180 against an average of 180 for all 5 institutions included in ranking.

The average number of published articles within the field of Animal Science and Veterinary by researchers affiliated with the top 5% of researchers in the ranking is 946 against an average of 946 for all 5 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 5% universities is 34642 against an average of 34642 for all 5 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
28 World 1 National
University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Scholars 11 2,671 Σ D-index 502
75 World 2 National
University of Bern

University of Bern

Scholars 4 998 Σ D-index 200
163 World 3 National
University of Basel

University of Basel

Scholars 2 266 Σ D-index 73
168 World 4 National
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Scholars 1 628 Σ D-index 68
193 World 5 National Scholars 2 168 Σ D-index 57

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