The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the arena
of Mathematics was created using data derived from
a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for
devising 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
scholar’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
values for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Mathematics research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a credible account of leading researchers from the field of Mathematics , created using a detailed study of 166,880 scientists determined from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mathematics, over 6262 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for accepting a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Mathematics. The acceptance factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given area as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers assessed for each discipline whilst making sure that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
As our leading goal is to make sure that only credible researchers are listed in Research.com ranking we are aware that metrics are never supposed to be a full measure to quantify the output of scientists. For that reason we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. Although it’s not a factor contributing to a researcher’s position in the ranking, the number of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a reliable secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected discipline. Position in the ranking is determined by each scientist’s D-index according to metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A thorough definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies around the world to examine where top experts are heading and to provide a way for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Mathematics
With 63 institutions China ranks in spot 2 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in China is City University of Hong Kong with 9 scientists affiliated with it being listed in the Mathematics ranking. It is followed by Hong Kong Polytechnic University with 6 researchers and Shanghai Jiao Tong University with 6 scholars.
The most prominent researchers in the field of Mathematics in China are representing Soochow University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong, Tongji University, Zhejiang Normal University, Peking University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University. City University of Hong Kong is listed as the best university in the China in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 472. Ranking on the second place is Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a total D-index of 341. The third position is occupied by Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen with a total D-index of 264.
The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 359 in comparison to an average of 84 for all 63 institutions featured in Research.com ranking.
The average number of publications in the area of Mathematics by scientists affiliated with the top 5% of scholars in the ranking is 1532 in comparison to an average of 413 for all 63 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 77964 against an average of 18303 for all 63 universities.