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 6,742 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 910 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 4 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 40 5,993 Σ H-Index 2,269
5 World 1 National Australian National University

Australian National University

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

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 43 6,053 Σ H-Index 2,238
7 World 5 National University of California, San Diego

University of California, San Diego

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

University of Washington

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

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 39 5,928 Σ H-Index 1,992
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 University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 35 5,188 Σ H-Index 1,934
13 World 9 National Oregon State University

Oregon State University

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

China University of Geosciences

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

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 4,862 Σ H-Index 1,812
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 11 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

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

University of Bristol

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

Durham University

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

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 36 5,502 Σ H-Index 1,497
22 World 12 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 27 4,230 Σ H-Index 1,445
23 World 13 National University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

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

University of Bremen

Germany
Scholars 33 3,979 Σ H-Index 1,387
25 World 14 National University of California, Santa Barbara

University of California, Santa Barbara

United States
Scholars 27 3,091 Σ H-Index 1,366
26 World 15 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 24 3,627 Σ H-Index 1,329
27 World 16 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 23 3,524 Σ H-Index 1,285
28 World 5 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 28 3,333 Σ H-Index 1,254
29 World 1 National Université Paris Cité

Université Paris Cité

France
Scholars 30 2,982 Σ H-Index 1,228
30 World 1 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

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

University of Oslo

Norway
Scholars 24 3,645 Σ H-Index 1,213
32 World 2 National Grenoble Alpes University

Grenoble Alpes University

France
Scholars 29 3,146 Σ H-Index 1,212
33 World 2 National Curtin University

Curtin University

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

Cornell University

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

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

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

University of Bergen

Norway
Scholars 24 2,654 Σ H-Index 1,103
37 World 18 National Brown University

Brown University

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

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 24 2,634 Σ H-Index 1,088
39 World 19 National Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 23 3,291 Σ H-Index 1,068
40 World 20 National University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States
Scholars 20 2,897 Σ H-Index 1,065
41 World 21 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
42 World 3 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 18 3,437 Σ H-Index 1,035
44 World 5 National University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

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

University College London

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

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 18 2,587 Σ H-Index 989
47 World 4 National Aix-Marseille University

Aix-Marseille University

France
Scholars 22 2,641 Σ H-Index 947
48 World 23 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 20 2,538 Σ H-Index 939
49 World 24 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 19 2,623 Σ H-Index 926
51 World 2 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 21 2,290 Σ H-Index 925
52 World 25 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 18 2,480 Σ H-Index 920
53 World 26 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 20 2,575 Σ H-Index 910
54 World 5 National University of Montpellier

University of Montpellier

France
Scholars 21 1,966 Σ H-Index 903
55 World 2 National University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 17 2,468 Σ H-Index 866
56 World 7 National Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

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

University of Rennes 1

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

Imperial College London

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

University of Edinburgh

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

University of Florida

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

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 16 2,808 Σ H-Index 810
62 World 28 National Yale University

Yale University

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

University of Adelaide

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

École Normale Supérieure

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

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 18 1,957 Σ H-Index 744
66 World 3 National Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Canada
Scholars 18 1,754 Σ H-Index 727
67 World 4 National University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Canada
Scholars 17 1,585 Σ H-Index 714
68 World 29 National Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 12 1,648 Σ H-Index 702
69 World 30 National University of Alaska System

University of Alaska System

United States
Scholars 17 1,709 Σ H-Index 701
70 World 31 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 15 2,462 Σ H-Index 694
71 World 32 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

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

University of Padua

Italy
Scholars 19 2,099 Σ H-Index 679
73 World 33 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

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

University of Lausanne

Switzerland
Scholars 16 2,190 Σ H-Index 677
75 World 34 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 14 1,945 Σ H-Index 665
76 World 35 National Rice University

Rice University

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

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 14 1,789 Σ H-Index 656
78 World 3 National Kiel University

Kiel University

Germany
Scholars 14 1,749 Σ H-Index 650
79 World 36 National University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

Freie Universität Berlin

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

Cardiff University

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

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 14 2,351 Σ H-Index 646
83 World 12 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 1,873 Σ H-Index 643
84 World 1 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 15 1,691 Σ H-Index 632
86 World 37 National Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

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

Harvard University

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

The Open University

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

University of Maine

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

University of Florence

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

University of Iceland

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

Nanjing University

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

National Taiwan University

Taiwan
Scholars 12 2,011 Σ H-Index 597
94 World 5 National University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Canada
Scholars 15 1,823 Σ H-Index 592
95 World 6 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 12 1,621 Σ H-Index 590
96 World 8 National University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

France
Scholars 13 1,693 Σ H-Index 580
97 World 40 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 12 1,410 Σ H-Index 574
98 World 1 National University of Granada

University of Granada

Spain
Scholars 15 1,789 Σ H-Index 565
99 World 41 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

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

University of Wollongong

Australia
Scholars 11 1,643 Σ H-Index 556

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