Best Biology and Biochemistry Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Biology and Biochemistry 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 40 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 Biology and Biochemistry, over 23,135 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 2,073 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.

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 296 54,726 Σ H-Index 22,093
2 World 2 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 140 24,710 Σ H-Index 9,874
3 World 3 National University of California, San Francisco

University of California, San Francisco

United States
Scholars 113 19,540 Σ H-Index 8,291
4 World 1 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 126 24,418 Σ H-Index 7,709
5 World 4 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 111 18,646 Σ H-Index 7,613
6 World 5 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 117 17,425 Σ H-Index 7,192
7 World 1 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 105 16,943 Σ H-Index 6,465
8 World 6 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 92 14,447 Σ H-Index 6,151
9 World 7 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 97 15,584 Σ H-Index 6,066
10 World 8 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 98 14,154 Σ H-Index 6,057
11 World 9 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 95 15,112 Σ H-Index 5,990
12 World 2 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 99 13,839 Σ H-Index 5,984
13 World 10 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 98 14,963 Σ H-Index 5,956
14 World 11 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 102 16,580 Σ H-Index 5,914
15 World 12 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 91 13,589 Σ H-Index 5,862
16 World 13 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 92 13,126 Σ H-Index 5,667
17 World 2 National Kyoto University

Kyoto University

Japan
Scholars 86 15,864 Σ H-Index 5,334
18 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 83 15,815 Σ H-Index 5,174
19 World 14 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 74 11,652 Σ H-Index 4,947
20 World 1 National University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 86 12,949 Σ H-Index 4,832
21 World 15 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 78 10,824 Σ H-Index 4,828
22 World 16 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 78 11,056 Σ H-Index 4,788
23 World 17 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 85 11,413 Σ H-Index 4,712
24 World 1 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 75 12,702 Σ H-Index 4,577
25 World 3 National Osaka University

Osaka University

Japan
Scholars 74 13,198 Σ H-Index 4,429
26 World 18 National The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

United States
Scholars 59 8,883 Σ H-Index 4,423
27 World 19 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 78 11,928 Σ H-Index 4,414
28 World 20 National University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 71 11,539 Σ H-Index 4,370
29 World 2 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 73 9,769 Σ H-Index 4,358
30 World 3 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 67 9,657 Σ H-Index 4,195
31 World 21 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 54 10,308 Σ H-Index 4,169
32 World 1 National Université Paris Cité

Université Paris Cité

France
Scholars 77 9,795 Σ H-Index 4,090
33 World 22 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 61 9,229 Σ H-Index 4,055
34 World 1 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 67 12,003 Σ H-Index 3,915
35 World 23 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 64 10,966 Σ H-Index 3,888
36 World 2 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 66 11,833 Σ H-Index 3,850
37 World 1 National Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute

Sweden
Scholars 62 10,427 Σ H-Index 3,824
38 World 24 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 56 9,142 Σ H-Index 3,641
39 World 1 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 60 8,830 Σ H-Index 3,611
40 World 25 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 52 9,076 Σ H-Index 3,473
41 World 2 National Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands
Scholars 61 8,774 Σ H-Index 3,188
42 World 26 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 52 7,390 Σ H-Index 3,181
43 World 3 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 51 7,861 Σ H-Index 3,102
44 World 27 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 51 8,314 Σ H-Index 3,073
45 World 28 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 52 6,690 Σ H-Index 2,991
46 World 1 National National University of Ireland

National University of Ireland

Ireland
Scholars 53 8,541 Σ H-Index 2,977
47 World 29 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 54 7,637 Σ H-Index 2,958
48 World 30 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 48 7,681 Σ H-Index 2,905
49 World 31 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 46 6,570 Σ H-Index 2,880
50 World 1 National Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel
Scholars 48 6,814 Σ H-Index 2,878
51 World 4 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 50 7,135 Σ H-Index 2,854
52 World 1 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 42 7,000 Σ H-Index 2,851
53 World 1 National University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Finland
Scholars 48 6,995 Σ H-Index 2,785
54 World 32 National University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 50 6,065 Σ H-Index 2,774
55 World 33 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 47 8,019 Σ H-Index 2,752
56 World 34 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 49 7,028 Σ H-Index 2,745
57 World 35 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 46 6,176 Σ H-Index 2,672
58 World 1 National Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany
Scholars 47 6,873 Σ H-Index 2,657
59 World 3 National Leiden University

Leiden University

Netherlands
Scholars 44 7,346 Σ H-Index 2,652
60 World 36 National University of Massachusetts Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School

United States
Scholars 44 5,824 Σ H-Index 2,628
61 World 37 National Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 47 5,870 Σ H-Index 2,610
62 World 4 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 46 7,809 Σ H-Index 2,521
63 World 2 National University of Montpellier

University of Montpellier

France
Scholars 47 5,883 Σ H-Index 2,488
64 World 4 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 44 6,518 Σ H-Index 2,469
65 World 38 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 39 6,268 Σ H-Index 2,460
66 World 39 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 40 6,172 Σ H-Index 2,457
67 World 2 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 45 7,312 Σ H-Index 2,440
68 World 1 National University of Milan

University of Milan

Italy
Scholars 44 7,067 Σ H-Index 2,401
69 World 5 National University of Dundee

University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 5,602 Σ H-Index 2,391
70 World 2 National Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

Germany
Scholars 41 6,284 Σ H-Index 2,382
71 World 40 National University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

United States
Scholars 43 5,850 Σ H-Index 2,374
72 World 6 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 45 5,490 Σ H-Index 2,371
73 World 2 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 43 6,321 Σ H-Index 2,357
74 World 7 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 40 5,914 Σ H-Index 2,346
75 World 3 National University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen

Germany
Scholars 40 6,497 Σ H-Index 2,298
76 World 2 National University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 39 5,895 Σ H-Index 2,291
77 World 41 National Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

United States
Scholars 39 5,429 Σ H-Index 2,287
78 World 1 National Seoul National University

Seoul National University

South Korea
Scholars 44 7,756 Σ H-Index 2,279
79 World 2 National University of Padua

University of Padua

Italy
Scholars 39 5,963 Σ H-Index 2,250
80 World 2 National Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Denmark
Scholars 41 6,148 Σ H-Index 2,191
81 World 4 National Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich

Germany
Scholars 36 6,200 Σ H-Index 2,158
82 World 8 National University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 40 5,517 Σ H-Index 2,153
83 World 1 National University of Oslo

University of Oslo

Norway
Scholars 36 5,674 Σ H-Index 2,153
84 World 42 National Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

United States
Scholars 35 5,038 Σ H-Index 2,142
85 World 3 National Uppsala University

Uppsala University

Sweden
Scholars 37 6,017 Σ H-Index 2,138
86 World 43 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 35 5,549 Σ H-Index 2,137
87 World 5 National Nagoya University

Nagoya University

Japan
Scholars 37 6,082 Σ H-Index 2,129
88 World 4 National University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 40 4,983 Σ H-Index 2,121
89 World 3 National Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

France
Scholars 41 5,427 Σ H-Index 2,111
90 World 2 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel
Scholars 41 5,364 Σ H-Index 2,091
91 World 1 National National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Scholars 35 5,993 Σ H-Index 2,090
92 World 44 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 36 5,584 Σ H-Index 2,079
93 World 4 National University of Paris-Saclay

University of Paris-Saclay

France
Scholars 40 4,595 Σ H-Index 1,999
94 World 5 National University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Netherlands
Scholars 33 5,711 Σ H-Index 1,997
95 World 45 National Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 34 4,644 Σ H-Index 1,980
96 World 46 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 33 4,872 Σ H-Index 1,972
97 World 47 National University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States
Scholars 35 4,536 Σ H-Index 1,964
98 World 5 National University of Bonn

University of Bonn

Germany
Scholars 33 5,189 Σ H-Index 1,944
99 World 6 National University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg

Germany
Scholars 33 4,785 Σ H-Index 1,922
100 World 5 National Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University

France
Scholars 37 4,483 Σ H-Index 1,915

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