Best Chemistry Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Chemistry 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 Chemistry, over 35,760 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 1,737 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 Kyoto University

Kyoto University

Japan
Scholars 107 28,648 Σ H-Index 6,588
2 World 2 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 78 21,602 Σ H-Index 5,125
3 World 1 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 53 17,436 Σ H-Index 4,763
4 World 3 National Osaka University

Osaka University

Japan
Scholars 74 20,354 Σ H-Index 4,516
5 World 2 National Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 48 16,828 Σ H-Index 3,949
6 World 3 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 48 12,970 Σ H-Index 3,839
7 World 1 National Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University

China
Scholars 67 14,008 Σ H-Index 3,780
8 World 1 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 57 14,984 Σ H-Index 3,709
9 World 1 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 49 13,426 Σ H-Index 3,560
10 World 4 National Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 60 14,344 Σ H-Index 3,426
11 World 2 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 50 13,402 Σ H-Index 3,402
12 World 4 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 46 10,576 Σ H-Index 3,355
13 World 5 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 49 11,255 Σ H-Index 3,330
14 World 6 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 50 9,743 Σ H-Index 3,128
15 World 2 National Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University

China
Scholars 47 10,798 Σ H-Index 3,082
16 World 7 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 42 10,771 Σ H-Index 2,970
17 World 8 National California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 37 10,448 Σ H-Index 2,965
18 World 9 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 45 9,250 Σ H-Index 2,892
19 World 3 National Nanjing University

Nanjing University

China
Scholars 45 12,997 Σ H-Index 2,891
20 World 3 National University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 50 10,533 Σ H-Index 2,857
21 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 42 13,589 Σ H-Index 2,834
22 World 5 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 49 11,941 Σ H-Index 2,820
23 World 1 National National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Scholars 45 9,902 Σ H-Index 2,773
24 World 2 National École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Switzerland
Scholars 37 10,346 Σ H-Index 2,760
25 World 6 National Nagoya University

Nagoya University

Japan
Scholars 44 10,071 Σ H-Index 2,648
26 World 10 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 31 10,575 Σ H-Index 2,641
27 World 11 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 32 9,745 Σ H-Index 2,637
28 World 7 National Kyushu University

Kyushu University

Japan
Scholars 43 12,142 Σ H-Index 2,625
29 World 4 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 42 9,304 Σ H-Index 2,613
30 World 4 National South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology

China
Scholars 44 9,600 Σ H-Index 2,587
31 World 12 National University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

United States
Scholars 40 8,463 Σ H-Index 2,569
32 World 1 National Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich

Germany
Scholars 38 11,533 Σ H-Index 2,534
33 World 13 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 38 9,400 Σ H-Index 2,473
34 World 14 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 37 8,517 Σ H-Index 2,462
35 World 15 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 36 8,264 Σ H-Index 2,460
36 World 5 National Nankai University

Nankai University

China
Scholars 43 9,103 Σ H-Index 2,448
37 World 16 National Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 36 8,557 Σ H-Index 2,431
38 World 17 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 28 8,043 Σ H-Index 2,356
39 World 6 National Peking University

Peking University

China
Scholars 40 8,653 Σ H-Index 2,340
40 World 1 National University of Barcelona

University of Barcelona

Spain
Scholars 40 9,226 Σ H-Index 2,323
41 World 18 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 36 7,408 Σ H-Index 2,312
42 World 1 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 39 8,149 Σ H-Index 2,295
43 World 7 National Hunan University

Hunan University

China
Scholars 35 8,119 Σ H-Index 2,271
44 World 1 National Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark
Scholars 37 7,137 Σ H-Index 2,268
45 World 1 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 34 10,421 Σ H-Index 2,230
46 World 8 National Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University

Japan
Scholars 40 9,508 Σ H-Index 2,217
47 World 1 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 34 8,424 Σ H-Index 2,188
48 World 19 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 28 7,768 Σ H-Index 2,178
49 World 20 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 32 7,586 Σ H-Index 2,160
50 World 1 National University of Bologna

University of Bologna

Italy
Scholars 39 7,287 Σ H-Index 2,147
51 World 8 National Wuhan University

Wuhan University

China
Scholars 34 9,057 Σ H-Index 2,145
52 World 21 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 34 8,276 Σ H-Index 2,144
53 World 9 National Fudan University

Fudan University

China
Scholars 35 7,099 Σ H-Index 2,136
54 World 22 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 27 7,877 Σ H-Index 2,117
55 World 23 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 31 7,578 Σ H-Index 2,109
56 World 2 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 32 8,840 Σ H-Index 2,025
57 World 10 National Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University

China
Scholars 35 7,558 Σ H-Index 2,022
58 World 1 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 30 8,268 Σ H-Index 2,020
59 World 24 National University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 28 6,835 Σ H-Index 2,020
60 World 11 National Jilin University

Jilin University

China
Scholars 35 8,249 Σ H-Index 1,989
61 World 2 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 34 7,373 Σ H-Index 1,987
62 World 1 National Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel
Scholars 32 5,946 Σ H-Index 1,957
63 World 25 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 30 6,148 Σ H-Index 1,945
64 World 1 National Université Paris Cité

Université Paris Cité

France
Scholars 35 6,239 Σ H-Index 1,942
65 World 12 National Xiamen University

Xiamen University

China
Scholars 32 7,044 Σ H-Index 1,911
66 World 2 National University of Florence

University of Florence

Italy
Scholars 30 8,885 Σ H-Index 1,907
67 World 26 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 31 6,511 Σ H-Index 1,889
68 World 3 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 32 6,541 Σ H-Index 1,855
69 World 27 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 27 6,246 Σ H-Index 1,844
70 World 28 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 27 5,367 Σ H-Index 1,825
71 World 13 National East China University of Science and Technology

East China University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 31 7,118 Σ H-Index 1,822
72 World 29 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 30 5,614 Σ H-Index 1,794
73 World 30 National University of California, Irvine

University of California, Irvine

United States
Scholars 26 5,956 Σ H-Index 1,757
74 World 2 National Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 27 6,205 Σ H-Index 1,735
75 World 2 National University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

France
Scholars 29 6,411 Σ H-Index 1,733
76 World 3 National University of Milan

University of Milan

Italy
Scholars 33 5,817 Σ H-Index 1,708
77 World 14 National Dalian University of Technology

Dalian University of Technology

China
Scholars 28 6,843 Σ H-Index 1,706
78 World 1 National University of Aveiro

University of Aveiro

Portugal
Scholars 30 8,100 Σ H-Index 1,703
79 World 2 National University of Porto

University of Porto

Portugal
Scholars 29 6,896 Σ H-Index 1,684
80 World 2 National Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Denmark
Scholars 26 5,618 Σ H-Index 1,680
81 World 2 National Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany
Scholars 27 8,915 Σ H-Index 1,677
82 World 4 National University of Turin

University of Turin

Italy
Scholars 27 6,299 Σ H-Index 1,672
83 World 31 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 22 6,825 Σ H-Index 1,667
84 World 15 National Tianjin University

Tianjin University

China
Scholars 29 6,658 Σ H-Index 1,662
85 World 3 National University of Paris-Saclay

University of Paris-Saclay

France
Scholars 32 5,342 Σ H-Index 1,649
86 World 4 National Grenoble Alpes University

Grenoble Alpes University

France
Scholars 28 4,690 Σ H-Index 1,648
87 World 32 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 22 5,450 Σ H-Index 1,641
88 World 33 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 26 6,528 Σ H-Index 1,640
89 World 2 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 27 6,697 Σ H-Index 1,618
90 World 2 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel
Scholars 25 6,141 Σ H-Index 1,611
91 World 3 National University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 25 6,495 Σ H-Index 1,589
92 World 16 National Soochow University

Soochow University

China
Scholars 28 6,591 Σ H-Index 1,556
93 World 34 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 23 6,141 Σ H-Index 1,539
94 World 3 National Uppsala University

Uppsala University

Sweden
Scholars 26 4,997 Σ H-Index 1,536
95 World 1 National Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea
Scholars 27 5,213 Σ H-Index 1,534
96 World 17 National Sichuan University

Sichuan University

China
Scholars 26 5,623 Σ H-Index 1,507
97 World 35 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 25 6,194 Σ H-Index 1,504
98 World 3 National University of Münster

University of Münster

Germany
Scholars 22 8,798 Σ H-Index 1,480
99 World 36 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 23 7,313 Σ H-Index 1,473
100 World 4 National Technical University of Berlin

Technical University of Berlin

Germany
Scholars 22 5,663 Σ H-Index 1,463

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