Best Ecology and Evolution Universities in Switzerland 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution relies os data derived from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Ecology and Evolution research’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading scholars from the field of Ecology and Evolution , established by means of a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the area of Ecology and Evolution, more than 11774 researchers were investigated.

What is D-index approval threshold for Ecology and Evolution
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution. The acceptance criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected discipline plus the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading researchers are added into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification practices
Since our main mission is to guarantee that only genuine researchers are mentioned in the ranking we believe that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to quantify the output of scientists. Because of that we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of reliable sources. While it’s not a element impacting a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every researcher’s D-index with the help of information compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our objective is to inspire scholars, companies and decision-makers worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Ecology and Evolution
With 11 institutions Switzerland ranks in spot 12 globally.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top researchers in Switzerland is University of Zurich with 26 scientists affiliated with it being features in Ecology and Evolution ranking. It is followed by ETH Zurich with 16 scientists and University of Bern with 15 scholars.

The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Ecology and Evolution in Switzerland are associated with University of Neuchâtel, International Union for Conservation of Nature, University of Basel, ETH Zurich, University of Bern, University of Geneva, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University of Lausanne, University of Fribourg, Swiss Ornithological Institute. University of Zurich is listed as the best university in the Switzerland in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 1430. Ranking second is ETH Zurich with a total D-index of 936. The third spot is taken by University of Bern with a total D-index of 892.

The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 468 in comparison to an average of 468 for all 11 institutions included in the ranking.

The average number of published articles in the area of Ecology and Evolution by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 1468 in comparison to an average of 1468 for all 11 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 5% universities is 127529 against an average of 127529 for all 11 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.
27 World 1 National
University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Scholars 26 4,244 Σ D-index 1,430
61 World 2 National
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Scholars 16 3,226 Σ D-index 936
65 World 3 National
University of Bern

University of Bern

Scholars 15 2,811 Σ D-index 892
84 World 4 National Scholars 15 2,331 Σ D-index 769
176 World 5 National
University of Basel

University of Basel

Scholars 6 1,190 Σ D-index 383
251 World 6 National Scholars 4 752 Σ D-index 244
259 World 7 National Scholars 6 558 Σ D-index 228
348 World 8 National
University of Geneva

University of Geneva

Scholars 2 450 Σ D-index 141
523 World 9 National Scholars 1 262 Σ D-index 58
628 World 10 National Scholars 1 239 Σ D-index 38
687 World 11 National Scholars 1 86 Σ D-index 34

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