Best Environmental Sciences Universities in Netherlands 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the field of Environmental Sciences was created using data derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were acquired 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 publications and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The scope of our Environmental Sciences research’s best universities ranking is a credible list of leading researchers from the area of Environmental Sciences , established by means of a meticulous examination of 166,880 scholars determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Environmental Sciences, as many as 11258 scientists were examined.

What is D-index acceptance threshold for Environmental Sciences
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Environmental Sciences. The approval requirements for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the selected discipline as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars assessed for each scientific field whilst making sure that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification methods
Because our main goal is to ensure that only actual scientists are listed in the ranking we believe that metrics are never meant to be a full means to assess the work of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a element defining a scholar’s position in our ranking, the number of documents published in well-known journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is determined by every scholar’s D-index with the help of data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our goal is to inspire researchers, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where leading experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire research community to get to know 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 Environmental Sciences
With 13 institutions Netherlands ranks in spot 14 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Netherlands is Wageningen University & Research with 42 scientists affiliated with it being present in our Environmental Sciences ranking. It is followed by Utrecht University with 26 researchers and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with 19 scientists.

The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Environmental Sciences in Netherlands are affiliated with Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Utrecht University, International Soil Reference and Information Centre, University of Twente, Radboud University Nijmegen, Wageningen University & Research, University of Groningen, Netherlands Institute for Space Research. Wageningen University & Research is listed as the best university in the Netherlands in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 1954. Ranking on the second place is Utrecht University with a total D-index of 1336. The third place is taken by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a total D-index of 1046.

The average total D-index for the top 10% universities is 502 against an average of 502 for all 13 institutions listed in ranking.

The average number of published papers in the discipline of Environmental Sciences by researchers affiliated with the top 1% of scholars in the ranking is 1898 against an average of 1898 for all 13 universities.

The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 5% universities is 127512 against an average of 127512 for all 13 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.
11 World 1 National Scholars 42 7,566 Σ D-index 1,954
28 World 2 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Scholars 26 4,740 Σ D-index 1,336
49 World 3 National Scholars 19 3,656 Σ D-index 1,046
159 World 4 National Scholars 9 2,238 Σ D-index 416
165 World 5 National Scholars 9 1,327 Σ D-index 411
222 World 6 National
University of Twente

University of Twente

Scholars 6 1,520 Σ D-index 304
223 World 7 National Scholars 8 1,214 Σ D-index 302
277 World 8 National Scholars 5 719 Σ D-index 233
280 World 9 National
Leiden University

Leiden University

Scholars 5 693 Σ D-index 226
353 World 10 National Scholars 4 601 Σ D-index 164
576 World 11 National
Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Scholars 2 205 Σ D-index 66
764 World 12 National Scholars 1 82 Σ D-index 37
847 World 13 National Scholars 1 121 Σ D-index 33

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