Best Mathematics Universities in Canada 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Mathematics relies os data derived from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for devising 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 scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Mathematics research
Our best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the field of Mathematics , based on a detailed examination of 166,880 scholars identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Mathematics, more than 6262 researchers were examined.

What is D-index approval threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be evaluated is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Mathematics. The approval requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for including best scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification methods
Since our leading mission is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that metrics are never meant to be an absolute measure to evaluate the contributions of scholars. This is why we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of trustworthy sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a valuable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index with the help of information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our agenda
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and decision-makers around the world to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer 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 Mathematics
With 21 institutions Canada ranks in spot 9 globally.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Canada is University of British Columbia with 16 scientists affiliated with it being listed in Mathematics ranking. It is followed by University of Waterloo with 12 scientists and University of Toronto with 12 scientists.

The most prominent scholars in the discipline of Mathematics in Canada are associated with HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, University of Victoria, McMaster University, University of Montreal, University of Quebec at Montreal, University of British Columbia, McGill University, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary. University of British Columbia is highlighted as the best university in the Canada in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking researchers at 679. Ranking on the second place is University of Waterloo with a total D-index of 519. The third spot is occupied by University of Toronto with a total D-index of 466.

The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 679 against an average of 225 for all 21 institutions featured in the ranking.

The average number of published papers within the area of Mathematics by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 2783 against an average of 1089 for all 21 universities.

The average number of citations of scholars affiliated with the top 10% universities is 164213 against an average of 62531 for all 21 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.
26 World 1 National Scholars 16 2,783 Σ D-index 679
43 World 2 National Scholars 12 2,423 Σ D-index 519
51 World 3 National Scholars 12 1,777 Σ D-index 466
59 World 4 National Scholars 10 1,852 Σ D-index 425
60 World 5 National Scholars 10 2,006 Σ D-index 424
65 World 6 National Scholars 8 1,737 Σ D-index 391
85 World 7 National
HEC Montréal

HEC Montréal

Scholars 4 1,469 Σ D-index 331
95 World 8 National Scholars 5 1,798 Σ D-index 257
102 World 9 National Scholars 5 2,008 Σ D-index 246
195 World 10 National Scholars 4 563 Σ D-index 139
197 World 11 National Scholars 3 716 Σ D-index 139
213 World 12 National Scholars 3 624 Σ D-index 128
221 World 13 National Scholars 3 587 Σ D-index 122
228 World 14 National Scholars 3 599 Σ D-index 117
249 World 15 National Scholars 2 476 Σ D-index 104
401 World 16 National Scholars 1 555 Σ D-index 59
456 World 17 National Scholars 1 161 Σ D-index 47
525 World 18 National Scholars 1 196 Σ D-index 40
589 World 19 National Scholars 1 354 Σ D-index 35
680 World 20 National Scholars 1 111 Σ D-index 31
685 World 21 National Scholars 1 87 Σ D-index 31

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