Best Mathematics Universities in Austria 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Mathematics relies os data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating 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 researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index only includes papers and citation metrics for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Mathematics research’s best universities ranking is a reliable lineup of leading scholars from the field of Mathematics , created using a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Mathematics, as many as 6262 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be considered is established at 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Mathematics. The acceptance factors for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the publications made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars projected for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of best scholars are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification methods
As our main mission is to guarantee that only actual researchers are listed in ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to evaluate the contributions of researchers. For that reason we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in the ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by every scientist’s D-index using metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A comprehensive overview of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our aim is to motivate scientists, entrepreneurs and decision-makers around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the whole scientific community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Mathematics
With 8 institutions Austria ranks in spot 20 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of leading scientists in Austria is University of Vienna with 17 researchers affiliated with it being features in the Mathematics ranking. It is followed by TU Wien with 5 scientists and Johannes Kepler University of Linz with 3 researchers.

The most prominent researchers in the discipline of Mathematics in Austria are associated with Institute of Science and Technology Austria, University of Graz, University of Vienna, TU Wien, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, University of Klagenfurt, Graz University of Technology, University of Innsbruck, Vienna University of Economics and Business. University of Vienna is featured as the best university in the Austria in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 817. Ranking second is TU Wien with a total D-index of 203. The third spot is taken by Johannes Kepler University of Linz with a total D-index of 130.

The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 817 against an average of 188 for all 8 institutions included in the ranking.

The average number of published articles within the field of Mathematics by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scientists in the ranking is 3125 against an average of 766 for all 8 universities.

The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 197353 against an average of 45227 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.
19 World 1 National Scholars 17 3,125 Σ D-index 817
128 World 2 National
TU Wien

TU Wien

Scholars 5 1,042 Σ D-index 203
211 World 3 National Scholars 3 621 Σ D-index 130
224 World 4 National Scholars 2 390 Σ D-index 122
252 World 5 National Scholars 2 498 Σ D-index 103
376 World 6 National Scholars 2 256 Σ D-index 65
584 World 7 National Scholars 1 105 Σ D-index 36
699 World 8 National Scholars 1 93 Σ D-index 30

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