Best Animal Science and Veterinary Universities in South Africa

The 1st edition of ranking of top Animal Science and Veterinary universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 20 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Animal Science and Veterinary, over 3,419 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 525 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community.

A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

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.
30 World 1 National University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

South Africa
Scholars 11 1,293 Σ H-Index 350
72 World 2 National University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa
Scholars 6 726 Σ H-Index 150
102 World 3 National University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa
Scholars 3 323 Σ H-Index 98
161 World 4 National Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University

South Africa
Scholars 2 217 Σ H-Index 52
234 World 5 National University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

South Africa
Scholars 1 66 Σ H-Index 28
247 World 6 National University of Fort Hare

University of Fort Hare

South Africa
Scholars 1 149 Σ H-Index 26
275 World 7 National University of Johannesburg

University of Johannesburg

South Africa
Scholars 1 98 Σ H-Index 24
315 World 8 National North-West University

North-West University

South Africa
Scholars 1 121 Σ H-Index 22
318 World 9 National University of the Free State

University of the Free State

South Africa
Scholars 1 80 Σ H-Index 22

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