Best Universities in the World 2022 Ranking

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the world is based on metrics gathered from Microsoft Academic Graph on 06-12-2021. Position in our world university ranking is based on a sum of H-index values of every leading scientist affiliated with a given university. A leading scientist is a researcher with a D-index (discipline H-index) higher than a predetermined threshold (usually 30 or 40) for their scientific disciplines. Research.com’s ranking of best universities in the world only lists 1000 universities with the highest H-index total. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers on Google Scholar as well as Microsoft Academic Graph.

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

Please be advised that the research institution or university for a scholar is typically set based on the affiliation details available on their Google Scholar profile.

In comparison to other world university rankings our objevtive is to focus predominantly on the research achievements of top scientists working with each institution. We wish to inspire scientists, business-owners, and decision-makers across the world to learn where top science authorities are heading and to provide an opportunity for the whole research community to discover who the leading authorities in popular fields of research, in particular geographies, or possibly within research institutions are.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
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.
1 World 1 National
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 2113 543,418 Σ H-Index 170,977
2 World 2 National
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 1148 236,941 Σ H-Index 79,553
3 World 3 National Scholars 907 176,105 Σ H-Index 57,831
4 World 4 National
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 805 178,636 Σ H-Index 55,961
5 World 1 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 848 175,925 Σ H-Index 55,084
6 World 5 National Scholars 918 165,129 Σ H-Index 54,012
7 World 6 National
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 848 143,864 Σ H-Index 53,268
8 World 7 National Scholars 793 160,435 Σ H-Index 52,827
9 World 8 National
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 814 148,000 Σ H-Index 51,386
10 World 9 National Scholars 781 146,540 Σ H-Index 49,220
11 World 10 National Scholars 752 143,132 Σ H-Index 48,312
12 World 2 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 727 149,765 Σ H-Index 47,831
13 World 3 National
University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 741 163,844 Σ H-Index 47,533
14 World 11 National
MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 751 141,100 Σ H-Index 47,503
15 World 12 National Scholars 590 132,586 Σ H-Index 45,000
16 World 13 National
Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 668 138,258 Σ H-Index 44,718
17 World 14 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 628 121,555 Σ H-Index 42,715
18 World 1 National Scholars 716 134,210 Σ H-Index 42,490
19 World 15 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 651 118,381 Σ H-Index 39,523
20 World 16 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 638 117,212 Σ H-Index 37,753
21 World 1 National Scholars 601 116,635 Σ H-Index 35,916
22 World 17 National
University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 516 110,439 Σ H-Index 35,356
23 World 18 National Scholars 614 102,308 Σ H-Index 35,037
24 World 2 National Scholars 604 104,906 Σ H-Index 34,142
25 World 19 National Scholars 587 98,311 Σ H-Index 33,280
26 World 20 National
Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 503 114,501 Σ H-Index 33,180
27 World 1 National Scholars 542 135,950 Σ H-Index 32,559
28 World 1 National
KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 548 131,431 Σ H-Index 31,457
29 World 21 National Scholars 502 99,385 Σ H-Index 30,701
30 World 22 National Scholars 484 84,042 Σ H-Index 30,004
31 World 4 National
Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 482 103,301 Σ H-Index 29,924
32 World 23 National
New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 500 84,399 Σ H-Index 29,485
33 World 24 National Scholars 516 92,237 Σ H-Index 28,792
34 World 25 National Scholars 503 91,068 Σ H-Index 28,659
35 World 26 National Scholars 435 79,083 Σ H-Index 28,510
36 World 1 National Scholars 459 99,060 Σ H-Index 28,348
37 World 27 National
University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 480 100,361 Σ H-Index 27,613
38 World 28 National
University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 428 79,002 Σ H-Index 27,533
39 World 29 National Scholars 514 90,306 Σ H-Index 27,461
40 World 1 National Scholars 489 100,485 Σ H-Index 27,403
41 World 1 National Scholars 382 91,691 Σ H-Index 27,342
42 World 2 National Scholars 466 101,075 Σ H-Index 26,480
43 World 5 National
King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 394 90,739 Σ H-Index 25,927
44 World 3 National Scholars 451 97,242 Σ H-Index 25,632
45 World 1 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 450 80,901 Σ H-Index 25,596
46 World 30 National Scholars 451 80,322 Σ H-Index 25,502
47 World 31 National Scholars 364 81,050 Σ H-Index 25,491
48 World 1 National
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 422 83,644 Σ H-Index 24,846
49 World 6 National
University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 433 82,969 Σ H-Index 24,696
50 World 2 National Scholars 410 98,430 Σ H-Index 24,603
51 World 32 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 374 69,663 Σ H-Index 23,760
52 World 33 National Scholars 389 71,481 Σ H-Index 23,336
53 World 34 National Scholars 397 72,604 Σ H-Index 23,025
54 World 7 National
University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 398 70,292 Σ H-Index 22,990
55 World 1 National Scholars 358 74,118 Σ H-Index 22,497
56 World 35 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 422 79,261 Σ H-Index 22,143
57 World 2 National Scholars 365 72,041 Σ H-Index 21,809
58 World 1 National Scholars 383 82,590 Σ H-Index 21,794
59 World 36 National Scholars 421 65,806 Σ H-Index 21,576
60 World 37 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 374 66,166 Σ H-Index 21,503
61 World 38 National Scholars 365 63,269 Σ H-Index 21,315
62 World 4 National
UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 381 82,696 Σ H-Index 21,183
63 World 39 National
Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 324 62,330 Σ H-Index 21,163
64 World 5 National
Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 355 79,312 Σ H-Index 20,288
65 World 2 National
University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 328 64,118 Σ H-Index 20,017
66 World 40 National Scholars 318 65,744 Σ H-Index 19,535
67 World 3 National
Leiden University

Leiden University

Netherlands
Scholars 300 62,845 Σ H-Index 19,347
68 World 1 National Scholars 360 76,180 Σ H-Index 19,344
69 World 2 National Scholars 354 73,375 Σ H-Index 19,225
70 World 3 National Scholars 302 76,667 Σ H-Index 18,997
71 World 41 National
Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 301 56,041 Σ H-Index 18,991
72 World 3 National Scholars 341 60,448 Σ H-Index 18,911
73 World 42 National Scholars 352 71,187 Σ H-Index 18,866
74 World 43 National
Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 325 53,505 Σ H-Index 18,621
75 World 44 National
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 350 57,433 Σ H-Index 18,510
76 World 4 National Scholars 301 60,905 Σ H-Index 18,211
77 World 4 National Scholars 340 59,326 Σ H-Index 17,980
78 World 45 National Scholars 336 64,043 Σ H-Index 17,653
79 World 1 National Scholars 289 61,439 Σ H-Index 17,276
80 World 46 National
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 294 50,367 Σ H-Index 17,090
81 World 2 National Scholars 291 56,847 Σ H-Index 17,059
82 World 47 National Scholars 301 54,278 Σ H-Index 16,753
83 World 3 National Scholars 279 61,411 Σ H-Index 16,617
84 World 48 National
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 285 49,517 Σ H-Index 16,610
85 World 49 National Scholars 321 46,156 Σ H-Index 16,486
86 World 50 National
University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 273 48,365 Σ H-Index 16,253
87 World 2 National Scholars 277 63,869 Σ H-Index 16,117
88 World 5 National Scholars 242 56,785 Σ H-Index 15,863
89 World 51 National
Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 251 49,061 Σ H-Index 15,555
90 World 1 National Scholars 268 52,279 Σ H-Index 15,502
91 World 8 National
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 273 51,885 Σ H-Index 15,397
92 World 2 National Scholars 300 63,100 Σ H-Index 15,347
93 World 6 National Scholars 293 50,174 Σ H-Index 15,282
94 World 5 National Scholars 252 51,116 Σ H-Index 15,197
95 World 4 National Scholars 274 66,700 Σ H-Index 15,096
96 World 52 National Scholars 213 46,480 Σ H-Index 15,011
97 World 2 National Scholars 278 50,554 Σ H-Index 15,010
98 World 3 National Scholars 228 56,111 Σ H-Index 14,825
99 World 6 National Scholars 211 51,327 Σ H-Index 14,653
100 World 1 National Scholars 235 52,176 Σ H-Index 14,602

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