Top Earth Science Universities

The university ranking for Earth Science was developed by Research.com, one of the prominent platforms for computer science research maintaining reliable data on scientific contributions since 2014, with the aim of answering the question of what is the best Earth Science university.

The ranking of universities is based on the h-index and bibliometric indicators compiled by December 6th, 2021. The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Earth Science, over 6,741 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 909 institutions and affiliations were analyzed. Show more

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-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 H-Index
1 World 1 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 54 7,707 Σ H-Index 3,028
2 World 2 National California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 49 7,908 Σ H-Index 2,759
3 World 3 National The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

United States
Scholars 52 7,051 Σ H-Index 2,333
4 World 1 National Australian National University

Australian National University

Australia
Scholars 43 5,783 Σ H-Index 2,248
5 World 1 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 43 6,053 Σ H-Index 2,238
6 World 4 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 39 5,742 Σ H-Index 2,192
7 World 1 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 41 6,431 Σ H-Index 2,189
8 World 5 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

United States
Scholars 41 5,194 Σ H-Index 2,042
9 World 6 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 45 4,336 Σ H-Index 2,015
10 World 1 National University of Potsdam

University of Potsdam

Germany
Scholars 45 5,700 Σ H-Index 1,963
11 World 7 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 34 6,193 Σ H-Index 1,963
12 World 8 National Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 43 4,406 Σ H-Index 1,881
13 World 1 National China University of Geosciences

China University of Geosciences

China
Scholars 42 7,189 Σ H-Index 1,871
14 World 1 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 4,862 Σ H-Index 1,812
15 World 9 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 34 4,811 Σ H-Index 1,800
16 World 2 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 33 4,410 Σ H-Index 1,712
17 World 10 National MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 32 4,224 Σ H-Index 1,664
18 World 3 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 29 4,205 Σ H-Index 1,592
19 World 4 National Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 32 4,390 Σ H-Index 1,527
20 World 1 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 36 5,502 Σ H-Index 1,497
21 World 11 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 27 4,230 Σ H-Index 1,445
22 World 12 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

United States
Scholars 30 3,639 Σ H-Index 1,396
23 World 2 National University of Bremen

University of Bremen

Germany
Scholars 33 3,979 Σ H-Index 1,387
24 World 13 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 27 3,091 Σ H-Index 1,366
25 World 14 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 23 3,641 Σ H-Index 1,310
26 World 1 National University of Paris

University of Paris

France
Scholars 31 3,053 Σ H-Index 1,269
27 World 5 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 28 3,333 Σ H-Index 1,254
28 World 1 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 25 3,540 Σ H-Index 1,219
29 World 1 National University of Oslo

University of Oslo

Norway
Scholars 24 3,645 Σ H-Index 1,213
30 World 2 National Curtin University

Curtin University

Australia
Scholars 24 4,106 Σ H-Index 1,212
31 World 15 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 24 3,032 Σ H-Index 1,204
32 World 2 National Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

France
Scholars 28 3,265 Σ H-Index 1,135
33 World 2 National University of Bergen

University of Bergen

Norway
Scholars 24 2,654 Σ H-Index 1,103
34 World 16 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 19 4,017 Σ H-Index 1,103
35 World 1 National University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 24 2,634 Σ H-Index 1,088
36 World 17 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 23 3,291 Σ H-Index 1,068
37 World 18 National University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States
Scholars 20 2,897 Σ H-Index 1,065
38 World 19 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 22 2,732 Σ H-Index 1,063
39 World 3 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Australia
Scholars 22 2,788 Σ H-Index 1,056
40 World 4 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 18 3,437 Σ H-Index 1,035
41 World 3 National Grenoble Alpes University

Grenoble Alpes University

France
Scholars 25 2,684 Σ H-Index 1,023
42 World 4 National Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University

France
Scholars 23 2,768 Σ H-Index 1,011
43 World 5 National University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Australia
Scholars 20 3,563 Σ H-Index 1,005
44 World 6 National University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 24 2,621 Σ H-Index 991
45 World 20 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 18 2,587 Σ H-Index 989
46 World 21 National State University of New York

State University of New York

United States
Scholars 21 2,276 Σ H-Index 962
47 World 22 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 20 2,538 Σ H-Index 939
48 World 23 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 19 2,723 Σ H-Index 931
49 World 6 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 19 2,623 Σ H-Index 926
50 World 24 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 18 2,480 Σ H-Index 920
51 World 25 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 20 2,575 Σ H-Index 910
52 World 2 National University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 17 2,468 Σ H-Index 866
53 World 5 National University of Montpellier

University of Montpellier

France
Scholars 20 1,887 Σ H-Index 860
54 World 7 National Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 17 2,051 Σ H-Index 859
55 World 6 National University of Rennes 1

University of Rennes 1

France
Scholars 21 2,214 Σ H-Index 857
56 World 8 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 21 2,564 Σ H-Index 856
57 World 9 National University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 18 2,032 Σ H-Index 831
58 World 26 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 17 2,189 Σ H-Index 810
59 World 7 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 16 2,808 Σ H-Index 810
60 World 27 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 15 1,805 Σ H-Index 801
61 World 8 National University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Australia
Scholars 18 2,425 Σ H-Index 793
62 World 7 National École Normale Supérieure

École Normale Supérieure

France
Scholars 18 1,953 Σ H-Index 759
63 World 10 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 18 1,957 Σ H-Index 744
64 World 2 National Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Canada
Scholars 18 1,754 Σ H-Index 727
65 World 3 National University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Canada
Scholars 17 1,585 Σ H-Index 714
66 World 28 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 12 1,648 Σ H-Index 702
67 World 29 National University of Alaska System

University of Alaska System

United States
Scholars 17 1,709 Σ H-Index 701
68 World 30 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 15 2,462 Σ H-Index 694
69 World 3 National Kiel University

Kiel University

Germany
Scholars 15 1,848 Σ H-Index 694
70 World 31 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 14 2,196 Σ H-Index 684
71 World 1 National University of Padua

University of Padua

Italy
Scholars 19 2,099 Σ H-Index 679
72 World 32 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 16 1,960 Σ H-Index 678
73 World 3 National University of Lausanne

University of Lausanne

Switzerland
Scholars 16 2,190 Σ H-Index 677
74 World 33 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 14 1,945 Σ H-Index 665
75 World 34 National Rice University

Rice University

United States
Scholars 14 1,838 Σ H-Index 661
76 World 9 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 14 1,789 Σ H-Index 656
77 World 35 National University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

United States
Scholars 13 1,791 Σ H-Index 649
78 World 4 National Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin

Germany
Scholars 14 2,060 Σ H-Index 647
79 World 11 National Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,756 Σ H-Index 646
80 World 2 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 14 2,351 Σ H-Index 646
81 World 1 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel
Scholars 16 1,466 Σ H-Index 636
82 World 1 National Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 15 1,691 Σ H-Index 632
83 World 36 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 10 1,460 Σ H-Index 626
84 World 12 National The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 2,021 Σ H-Index 625
85 World 37 National University of Maine

University of Maine

United States
Scholars 14 1,494 Σ H-Index 622
86 World 2 National University of Florence

University of Florence

Italy
Scholars 15 2,064 Σ H-Index 620
87 World 1 National University of Iceland

University of Iceland

Iceland
Scholars 14 1,538 Σ H-Index 607
88 World 2 National Nanjing University

Nanjing University

China
Scholars 15 1,874 Σ H-Index 597
89 World 1 National National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University

Taiwan
Scholars 12 2,011 Σ H-Index 597
90 World 4 National University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Canada
Scholars 15 1,823 Σ H-Index 592
91 World 5 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 12 1,621 Σ H-Index 590
92 World 13 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 1,673 Σ H-Index 584
93 World 8 National University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

France
Scholars 13 1,693 Σ H-Index 580
94 World 38 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 12 1,410 Σ H-Index 574
95 World 39 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 11 1,364 Σ H-Index 557
96 World 10 National University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

Australia
Scholars 11 1,643 Σ H-Index 556
97 World 2 National Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 13 1,552 Σ H-Index 552
98 World 3 National University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

China
Scholars 9 1,688 Σ H-Index 551
99 World 6 National University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

Canada
Scholars 11 1,691 Σ H-Index 548
100 World 9 National University of Bordeaux

University of Bordeaux

France
Scholars 14 1,416 Σ H-Index 541

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