Best Mathematics Universities in the World 2023

The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the discipline of Mathematics was created using data consolidated from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were gathered 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 includes exclusively papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Mathematics research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a reliable list of leading researchers from the area of Mathematics, established by means of a detailed analysis of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Mathematics, over 6262 scientists were examined.

What is D-index approval threshold for Mathematics
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be considered is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the discipline of Mathematics. The inclusion factors for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scholars 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 researchers are incorporated into the list. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.

Other verification methods
Since our main aim is to ensure that only actual scholars are mentioned in Research.com ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be a complete tool to quantify the work of scholars. For that reason we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of trustworthy sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in our ranking, the number of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given area of science. Position in the ranking is determined by each scholar’s D-index with the help of information gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A thorough explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our goal
Our goal is to inspire researchers, businessmen and politicians around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Mathematics
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in the world is University of California, Berkeley with 35 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Mathematics ranking. It is followed by New York University with 34 scholars and Princeton University with 31 researchers.

The most prominent scholars in the field of Mathematics in the world are representing California Institute of Technology, Temple University, Paul Sabatier University, Tel Aviv University, Tsinghua University, The University of Texas at Austin, Princeton University, University of Maryland, College Park, Columbia University, Saint Xavier University.

University of California, Berkeley is featured as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1805. Ranking second in the world is Stanford University with a total D-index of 1679. The third place in the world is occupied by Princeton University with a total D-index of 1667.

The average total D-index for the top 5% universities is 153 in comparison to an average of 153 for all 698 institutions listed in the ranking.

The average number of published papers within the discipline of Mathematics by researchers affiliated with the top 3% of scientists in the ranking is 704 in comparison to an average of 704 for all 698 universities.

The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 1% universities is 43886 against an average of 43886 for all 698 universities.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
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.
201 World 11 National Scholars 3 503 Σ D-index 138
202 World 7 National Scholars 4 742 Σ D-index 137
203 World 71 National
Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 3 584 Σ D-index 136
204 World 1 National Scholars 4 657 Σ D-index 135
205 World 72 National
Wayne State University

Wayne State University

United States
Scholars 3 1,049 Σ D-index 135
206 World 2 National Scholars 3 1,546 Σ D-index 133
207 World 1 National Scholars 3 687 Σ D-index 132
208 World 16 National Scholars 3 398 Σ D-index 132
209 World 3 National Scholars 2 500 Σ D-index 132
210 World 1 National Scholars 3 1,396 Σ D-index 131
211 World 1 National Scholars 2 502 Σ D-index 131
212 World 3 National Scholars 3 621 Σ D-index 130
213 World 5 National Scholars 3 721 Σ D-index 128
214 World 12 National Scholars 3 624 Σ D-index 128
215 World 73 National
Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

United States
Scholars 3 528 Σ D-index 128
216 World 9 National Scholars 3 610 Σ D-index 126
217 World 22 National
University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 364 Σ D-index 126
218 World 74 National Scholars 3 746 Σ D-index 125
219 World 2 National Scholars 3 612 Σ D-index 123
220 World 2 National Scholars 3 439 Σ D-index 123
221 World 10 National Scholars 3 388 Σ D-index 123
222 World 13 National Scholars 3 587 Σ D-index 122
223 World 4 National Scholars 3 583 Σ D-index 122
224 World 3 National Scholars 3 424 Σ D-index 122
225 World 4 National Scholars 2 390 Σ D-index 122
226 World 3 National Scholars 3 459 Σ D-index 121
227 World 12 National Scholars 3 675 Σ D-index 120
228 World 17 National Scholars 3 509 Σ D-index 120
229 World 14 National Scholars 3 599 Σ D-index 117
230 World 12 National Scholars 3 676 Σ D-index 116
231 World 13 National Scholars 3 369 Σ D-index 116
232 World 6 National Scholars 2 690 Σ D-index 116
233 World 1 National Scholars 3 592 Σ D-index 115
234 World 14 National Scholars 3 373 Σ D-index 115
235 World 15 National Scholars 3 353 Σ D-index 114
236 World 18 National Scholars 2 566 Σ D-index 114
237 World 7 National Scholars 2 334 Σ D-index 113
238 World 75 National
William & Mary

William & Mary

United States
Scholars 3 937 Σ D-index 111
239 World 19 National Scholars 3 607 Σ D-index 111
240 World 16 National Scholars 2 459 Σ D-index 111
241 World 8 National Scholars 3 630 Σ D-index 109
242 World 23 National
University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 431 Σ D-index 109
243 World 17 National Scholars 3 416 Σ D-index 109
244 World 76 National
Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines

United States
Scholars 3 403 Σ D-index 108
245 World 24 National
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 286 Σ D-index 108
246 World 8 National Scholars 2 608 Σ D-index 107
247 World 77 National
George Mason University

George Mason University

United States
Scholars 3 409 Σ D-index 106
248 World 78 National
University of Houston

University of Houston

United States
Scholars 2 549 Σ D-index 106
249 World 4 National Scholars 3 516 Σ D-index 105
250 World 15 National Scholars 2 476 Σ D-index 104
251 World 13 National Scholars 2 332 Σ D-index 104
252 World 11 National Scholars 3 367 Σ D-index 103
253 World 5 National Scholars 2 498 Σ D-index 103
254 World 9 National Scholars 3 630 Σ D-index 102
255 World 9 National Scholars 2 789 Σ D-index 102
256 World 10 National Scholars 2 591 Σ D-index 102
257 World 11 National Scholars 2 443 Σ D-index 102
258 World 79 National
Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University

United States
Scholars 1 641 Σ D-index 101
259 World 80 National Scholars 2 296 Σ D-index 100
260 World 81 National
Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 2 229 Σ D-index 100
261 World 1 National Scholars 3 652 Σ D-index 99
262 World 20 National Scholars 3 331 Σ D-index 99
263 World 82 National Scholars 2 396 Σ D-index 99
264 World 12 National Scholars 3 385 Σ D-index 98
265 World 10 National Scholars 2 518 Σ D-index 98
266 World 11 National Scholars 2 496 Σ D-index 97
267 World 83 National Scholars 2 363 Σ D-index 97
268 World 14 National Scholars 2 557 Σ D-index 96
269 World 1 National Scholars 2 196 Σ D-index 96
270 World 84 National Scholars 1 397 Σ D-index 96
271 World 5 National Scholars 2 665 Σ D-index 95
272 World 15 National Scholars 2 276 Σ D-index 95
273 World 16 National Scholars 1 304 Σ D-index 95
274 World 17 National Scholars 2 761 Σ D-index 94
275 World 1 National Scholars 2 627 Σ D-index 94
276 World 85 National Scholars 2 449 Σ D-index 94
277 World 18 National Scholars 2 392 Σ D-index 94
278 World 86 National Scholars 1 1,820 Σ D-index 94
279 World 3 National Scholars 2 627 Σ D-index 93
280 World 21 National Scholars 2 350 Σ D-index 93
281 World 12 National Scholars 2 277 Σ D-index 93
282 World 22 National Scholars 2 655 Σ D-index 92
283 World 87 National
University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 2 468 Σ D-index 92
284 World 13 National Scholars 2 442 Σ D-index 92
285 World 19 National Scholars 2 364 Σ D-index 92
286 World 1 National Scholars 2 267 Σ D-index 92
287 World 23 National Scholars 2 272 Σ D-index 91
288 World 18 National Scholars 2 548 Σ D-index 90
289 World 13 National Scholars 2 377 Σ D-index 89
290 World 3 National Scholars 1 452 Σ D-index 89
291 World 20 National Scholars 2 741 Σ D-index 88
292 World 12 National Scholars 2 497 Σ D-index 88
293 World 19 National Scholars 2 431 Σ D-index 88
294 World 14 National Scholars 2 355 Σ D-index 88
295 World 2 National Scholars 1 726 Σ D-index 88
296 World 25 National
The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 292 Σ D-index 87
297 World 1 National Scholars 2 263 Σ D-index 87
298 World 88 National
Kent State University

Kent State University

United States
Scholars 2 463 Σ D-index 86
299 World 20 National Scholars 2 403 Σ D-index 86
300 World 5 National Scholars 2 315 Σ D-index 86

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