Best Law and Political Science Universities in Australia

The 1st edition of ranking of top Law and Political 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 20 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 Law and Political Science, over 3,028 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 406 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.

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.
14 World 1 National Australian National University

Australian National University

Scholars 16 1,833 Σ H-Index 496
69 World 2 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Scholars 8 441 Σ H-Index 182
78 World 3 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Scholars 7 499 Σ H-Index 162
88 World 4 National University of Canberra

University of Canberra

Scholars 3 332 Σ H-Index 134
93 World 5 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Scholars 5 594 Σ H-Index 131
142 World 6 National Monash University

Monash University

Scholars 3 214 Σ H-Index 77
145 World 7 National Murdoch University

Murdoch University

Scholars 3 271 Σ H-Index 75
147 World 8 National Griffith University

Griffith University

Scholars 3 237 Σ H-Index 74
166 World 9 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Scholars 3 305 Σ H-Index 65
205 World 10 National University of New England

University of New England

Scholars 1 385 Σ H-Index 42
232 World 11 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Scholars 1 95 Σ H-Index 28
243 World 12 National University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Scholars 1 166 Σ H-Index 26
248 World 13 National Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Australia and New Zealand School of Government

Scholars 1 47 Σ H-Index 26
281 World 14 National University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

Scholars 1 56 Σ H-Index 23
290 World 15 National University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

Scholars 1 160 Σ H-Index 22
306 World 16 National University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

Scholars 1 134 Σ H-Index 21
307 World 17 National Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

Scholars 1 133 Σ H-Index 21
330 World 18 National Deakin University

Deakin University

Scholars 1 118 Σ H-Index 20
337 World 19 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Scholars 1 65 Σ H-Index 20
347 World 20 National Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

Scholars 1 38 Σ H-Index 20

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