Best Neuroscience Universities in the World 2022

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Neuroscience 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 30 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 Neuroscience, over 9,233 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 937 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.

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.
1 World 1 National
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 147 21,720 Σ D-index 8,915
2 World 1 National
University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 95 15,866 Σ D-index 6,075
3 World 2 National
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 56 8,145 Σ D-index 3,714
4 World 2 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 58 9,418 Σ D-index 3,641
5 World 3 National Scholars 66 7,998 Σ D-index 3,640
6 World 4 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 53 8,105 Σ D-index 3,514
7 World 5 National
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 60 7,498 Σ D-index 3,272
8 World 6 National Scholars 45 6,696 Σ D-index 2,890
9 World 7 National Scholars 48 6,183 Σ D-index 2,836
10 World 8 National Scholars 48 7,465 Σ D-index 2,797
11 World 9 National
New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 44 6,911 Σ D-index 2,714
12 World 1 National Scholars 47 6,649 Σ D-index 2,611
13 World 10 National
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 49 5,269 Σ D-index 2,593
14 World 3 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 37 6,469 Σ D-index 2,513
15 World 1 National Scholars 42 6,934 Σ D-index 2,459
16 World 1 National
University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 42 5,309 Σ D-index 2,224
17 World 11 National
University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 39 4,586 Σ D-index 2,118
18 World 12 National
Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 37 5,092 Σ D-index 2,112
19 World 13 National Scholars 38 4,219 Σ D-index 2,054
20 World 14 National Scholars 36 4,382 Σ D-index 1,986
21 World 15 National
MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 29 4,388 Σ D-index 1,965
22 World 1 National Scholars 44 4,258 Σ D-index 1,874
23 World 16 National
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 37 4,130 Σ D-index 1,864
24 World 17 National Scholars 32 4,048 Σ D-index 1,811
25 World 4 National
King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 35 4,280 Σ D-index 1,780
26 World 1 National Scholars 37 5,185 Σ D-index 1,659
27 World 18 National
Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 27 3,739 Σ D-index 1,629
28 World 19 National Scholars 25 3,640 Σ D-index 1,614
29 World 2 National Scholars 31 3,693 Σ D-index 1,522
30 World 1 National Scholars 30 3,831 Σ D-index 1,518
31 World 2 National
University of Geneva

University of Geneva

Switzerland
Scholars 30 3,737 Σ D-index 1,509
32 World 1 National Scholars 26 4,031 Σ D-index 1,438
33 World 3 National Scholars 29 3,442 Σ D-index 1,402
34 World 20 National Scholars 19 3,937 Σ D-index 1,362
35 World 21 National Scholars 23 3,093 Σ D-index 1,353
36 World 22 National
Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 25 2,984 Σ D-index 1,335
37 World 23 National Scholars 24 3,026 Σ D-index 1,328
38 World 24 National
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 25 3,061 Σ D-index 1,316
39 World 1 National Scholars 25 3,758 Σ D-index 1,312
40 World 2 National Scholars 26 3,720 Σ D-index 1,307
41 World 25 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 27 2,717 Σ D-index 1,306
42 World 2 National Scholars 30 2,841 Σ D-index 1,280
43 World 26 National
University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 24 3,037 Σ D-index 1,238
44 World 2 National Scholars 25 3,667 Σ D-index 1,229
45 World 27 National Scholars 23 2,826 Σ D-index 1,225
46 World 4 National Scholars 22 3,166 Σ D-index 1,225
47 World 3 National Scholars 26 2,993 Σ D-index 1,199
48 World 3 National Scholars 27 2,468 Σ D-index 1,147
49 World 28 National
Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 23 2,583 Σ D-index 1,143
50 World 2 National Scholars 22 3,295 Σ D-index 1,117
51 World 29 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 20 2,303 Σ D-index 1,113
52 World 30 National
Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 23 2,511 Σ D-index 1,102
53 World 3 National Scholars 22 2,600 Σ D-index 1,098
54 World 31 National
University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 21 2,746 Σ D-index 1,086
55 World 2 National Scholars 20 3,436 Σ D-index 1,075
56 World 5 National
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 21 2,533 Σ D-index 1,037
57 World 3 National Scholars 17 2,753 Σ D-index 991
58 World 5 National Scholars 23 2,258 Σ D-index 980
59 World 1 National Scholars 20 2,159 Σ D-index 960
60 World 1 National Scholars 18 2,389 Σ D-index 957
61 World 1 National Scholars 16 2,469 Σ D-index 951
62 World 32 National
University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 18 1,858 Σ D-index 927
63 World 4 National
UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 18 2,608 Σ D-index 884
64 World 2 National Scholars 18 2,148 Σ D-index 880
65 World 3 National Scholars 13 3,769 Σ D-index 852
66 World 33 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 17 1,904 Σ D-index 848
67 World 4 National
Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Netherlands
Scholars 15 2,556 Σ D-index 847
68 World 5 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 19 2,214 Σ D-index 846
69 World 1 National Scholars 18 1,955 Σ D-index 830
70 World 34 National Scholars 20 1,767 Σ D-index 820
71 World 1 National Scholars 18 2,155 Σ D-index 813
72 World 35 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 12 1,540 Σ D-index 794
73 World 4 National Scholars 17 2,347 Σ D-index 793
74 World 5 National Scholars 14 2,101 Σ D-index 787
75 World 3 National Scholars 12 2,027 Σ D-index 761
76 World 6 National Scholars 18 1,523 Σ D-index 758
77 World 6 National Scholars 13 2,180 Σ D-index 757
78 World 2 National
KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 16 2,400 Σ D-index 754
79 World 7 National Scholars 14 2,206 Σ D-index 751
80 World 6 National
Newcastle University

Newcastle University

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 2,032 Σ D-index 748
81 World 1 National Scholars 13 2,460 Σ D-index 741
82 World 36 National
Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 15 1,528 Σ D-index 729
83 World 8 National Scholars 16 1,914 Σ D-index 719
84 World 3 National Scholars 17 2,060 Σ D-index 718
85 World 4 National Scholars 9 1,818 Σ D-index 717
86 World 7 National Scholars 15 1,723 Σ D-index 714
87 World 7 National
Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,953 Σ D-index 704
88 World 37 National Scholars 14 1,492 Σ D-index 698
89 World 1 National Scholars 14 1,670 Σ D-index 694
90 World 38 National Scholars 15 1,449 Σ D-index 677
91 World 5 National Scholars 14 1,523 Σ D-index 662
92 World 9 National Scholars 14 1,347 Σ D-index 650
93 World 39 National Scholars 11 1,499 Σ D-index 647
94 World 2 National Scholars 11 1,427 Σ D-index 637
95 World 40 National Scholars 9 1,414 Σ D-index 634
96 World 4 National Scholars 9 1,447 Σ D-index 610
97 World 41 National
Rockefeller University

Rockefeller University

United States
Scholars 7 1,761 Σ D-index 610
98 World 5 National Scholars 15 1,480 Σ D-index 609
99 World 42 National
University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 14 1,229 Σ D-index 609
100 World 43 National
Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University

United States
Scholars 12 1,349 Σ D-index 604

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