Best Earth Science Universities in Netherlands 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Earth Science is based on data consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Earth Science research
Our best universities ranking is a credible lineup of leading scientists from the field of Earth Science , created using a thorough study of 166,880 scholars discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the field of Earth Science, more than 7637 scholars were examined.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Earth Science
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Earth Science. The inclusion requirements for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers projected for each scientific field whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification rules
Because our main goal is to make sure that only actual scientists are mentioned in the ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be a complete measure to quantify the work of scientists. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scientist’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind available to the research community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers around the world to examine where prominent experts are heading and to offer a way for the whole scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Earth Science
With 8 scientific affiliations Netherlands ranks in spot 18 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Netherlands is Utrecht University with 48 scientists affiliated with it being present in Earth Science ranking. It is followed by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with 15 scientists and Delft University of Technology with 10 scientists.

The most prominent researchers in the field of Earth Science in Netherlands are affiliated with Utrecht University, University of Groningen, University of Amsterdam, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, Wageningen University & Research, University of Twente, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Delft University of Technology, Chevron (Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Utrecht University is featured as the best university in the Netherlands in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 2675. Ranking on spot no. 2 is Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a total D-index of 604. The third position is occupied by Delft University of Technology with a total D-index of 481.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 560 against an average of 560 for all 8 institutions listed in ranking.

The average number of published articles in the field of Earth Science by scientists affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 2615 against an average of 2615 for all 8 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 120539 against an average of 120539 for all 8 universities.

University Details
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.
3 World 1 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Scholars 48 11,928 Σ D-index 2,675
107 World 2 National Scholars 15 2,781 Σ D-index 604
136 World 3 National Scholars 10 2,578 Σ D-index 481
201 World 4 National
University of Twente

University of Twente

Scholars 7 2,031 Σ D-index 318
273 World 5 National Scholars 4 747 Σ D-index 199
382 World 6 National Scholars 2 420 Σ D-index 92
462 World 7 National Scholars 1 215 Σ D-index 60
474 World 8 National Scholars 1 226 Σ D-index 52

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