Best Earth Science Universities in the World 2022

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Earth Science 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 30 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 Earth Science, over 6,742 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 910 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
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 54 7,707 Σ D-index 3,028
2 World 2 National Scholars 49 7,908 Σ D-index 2,759
3 World 3 National Scholars 52 7,051 Σ D-index 2,333
4 World 4 National
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 40 5,993 Σ D-index 2,269
5 World 1 National Scholars 43 5,783 Σ D-index 2,248
6 World 1 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 43 6,053 Σ D-index 2,238
7 World 5 National Scholars 41 5,194 Σ D-index 2,042
8 World 6 National
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 45 4,336 Σ D-index 2,015
9 World 1 National
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 39 5,928 Σ D-index 1,992
10 World 1 National Scholars 45 5,700 Σ D-index 1,963
11 World 7 National Scholars 34 6,193 Σ D-index 1,963
12 World 8 National Scholars 35 5,188 Σ D-index 1,934
13 World 9 National
Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 43 4,406 Σ D-index 1,881
14 World 1 National Scholars 42 7,189 Σ D-index 1,871
15 World 1 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 4,862 Σ D-index 1,812
16 World 2 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

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

MIT

United States
Scholars 32 4,224 Σ D-index 1,664
18 World 11 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 33 5,164 Σ D-index 1,657
19 World 3 National
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 29 4,205 Σ D-index 1,592
20 World 4 National
Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 32 4,390 Σ D-index 1,527
21 World 1 National Scholars 36 5,502 Σ D-index 1,497
22 World 12 National Scholars 27 4,230 Σ D-index 1,445
23 World 13 National Scholars 30 3,639 Σ D-index 1,396
24 World 2 National Scholars 33 3,979 Σ D-index 1,387
25 World 14 National Scholars 27 3,091 Σ D-index 1,366
26 World 15 National
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 24 3,627 Σ D-index 1,329
27 World 16 National Scholars 23 3,524 Σ D-index 1,285
28 World 5 National
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 28 3,333 Σ D-index 1,254
29 World 1 National Scholars 30 2,982 Σ D-index 1,228
30 World 1 National Scholars 25 3,540 Σ D-index 1,219
31 World 1 National Scholars 24 3,645 Σ D-index 1,213
32 World 2 National Scholars 29 3,146 Σ D-index 1,212
33 World 2 National
Curtin University

Curtin University

Australia
Scholars 24 4,106 Σ D-index 1,212
34 World 17 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 24 3,032 Σ D-index 1,204
35 World 3 National Scholars 28 3,265 Σ D-index 1,135
36 World 2 National Scholars 24 2,654 Σ D-index 1,103
37 World 18 National
Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 19 4,017 Σ D-index 1,103
38 World 1 National Scholars 24 2,634 Σ D-index 1,088
39 World 19 National
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 23 3,291 Σ D-index 1,068
40 World 20 National Scholars 20 2,897 Σ D-index 1,065
41 World 21 National Scholars 22 2,732 Σ D-index 1,063
42 World 3 National Scholars 22 2,788 Σ D-index 1,056
43 World 4 National Scholars 18 3,437 Σ D-index 1,035
44 World 5 National Scholars 20 3,563 Σ D-index 1,005
45 World 6 National
University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 24 2,621 Σ D-index 991
46 World 22 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 18 2,587 Σ D-index 989
47 World 4 National Scholars 22 2,641 Σ D-index 947
48 World 23 National Scholars 20 2,538 Σ D-index 939
49 World 24 National Scholars 19 2,723 Σ D-index 931
50 World 6 National Scholars 19 2,623 Σ D-index 926
51 World 2 National Scholars 21 2,290 Σ D-index 925
52 World 25 National Scholars 18 2,480 Σ D-index 920
53 World 26 National Scholars 20 2,575 Σ D-index 910
54 World 5 National Scholars 21 1,966 Σ D-index 903
55 World 2 National
University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 17 2,468 Σ D-index 866
56 World 7 National Scholars 17 2,051 Σ D-index 859
57 World 6 National Scholars 21 2,214 Σ D-index 857
58 World 8 National
Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 21 2,564 Σ D-index 856
59 World 9 National
University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 18 2,032 Σ D-index 831
60 World 27 National
University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 17 2,189 Σ D-index 810
61 World 7 National
Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 16 2,808 Σ D-index 810
62 World 28 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 15 1,805 Σ D-index 801
63 World 8 National Scholars 18 2,425 Σ D-index 793
64 World 7 National Scholars 18 1,953 Σ D-index 759
65 World 10 National
University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 18 1,957 Σ D-index 744
66 World 3 National Scholars 18 1,754 Σ D-index 727
67 World 4 National Scholars 17 1,585 Σ D-index 714
68 World 29 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 12 1,648 Σ D-index 702
69 World 30 National Scholars 17 1,709 Σ D-index 701
70 World 31 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 15 2,462 Σ D-index 694
71 World 32 National Scholars 14 2,196 Σ D-index 684
72 World 1 National Scholars 19 2,099 Σ D-index 679
73 World 33 National
University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 16 1,960 Σ D-index 678
74 World 3 National Scholars 16 2,190 Σ D-index 677
75 World 34 National Scholars 14 1,945 Σ D-index 665
76 World 35 National
Rice University

Rice University

United States
Scholars 14 1,838 Σ D-index 661
77 World 9 National
UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 14 1,789 Σ D-index 656
78 World 3 National
Kiel University

Kiel University

Germany
Scholars 14 1,749 Σ D-index 650
79 World 36 National Scholars 13 1,791 Σ D-index 649
80 World 4 National Scholars 14 2,060 Σ D-index 647
81 World 11 National
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,756 Σ D-index 646
82 World 2 National Scholars 14 2,351 Σ D-index 646
83 World 12 National
University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 1,873 Σ D-index 643
84 World 1 National Scholars 16 1,466 Σ D-index 636
85 World 1 National Scholars 15 1,691 Σ D-index 632
86 World 37 National
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 13 1,420 Σ D-index 627
87 World 38 National
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 10 1,460 Σ D-index 626
88 World 13 National
The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 14 2,021 Σ D-index 625
89 World 39 National
University of Maine

University of Maine

United States
Scholars 14 1,494 Σ D-index 622
90 World 2 National Scholars 15 2,064 Σ D-index 620
91 World 1 National Scholars 14 1,538 Σ D-index 607
92 World 2 National Scholars 15 1,874 Σ D-index 597
93 World 1 National Scholars 12 2,011 Σ D-index 597
94 World 5 National Scholars 15 1,823 Σ D-index 592
95 World 6 National Scholars 12 1,621 Σ D-index 590
96 World 8 National Scholars 13 1,693 Σ D-index 580
97 World 40 National
Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 12 1,410 Σ D-index 574
98 World 1 National Scholars 15 1,789 Σ D-index 565
99 World 41 National Scholars 11 1,364 Σ D-index 557
100 World 10 National Scholars 11 1,643 Σ D-index 556

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