Best Physics Universities in Australia

The 1st edition of ranking of top Physics 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 70 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 Physics, over 51,056 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 648 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.

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.
25 World 1 National Australian National University

Australian National University

Scholars 20 7,686 Σ H-Index 2,071
65 World 2 National Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Scholars 11 3,183 Σ H-Index 1,034
92 World 3 National University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Scholars 8 2,623 Σ H-Index 748
96 World 4 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Scholars 7 3,576 Σ H-Index 736
126 World 5 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Scholars 6 1,532 Σ H-Index 494
130 World 6 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Scholars 5 1,885 Σ H-Index 456
137 World 7 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Scholars 5 1,378 Σ H-Index 440
159 World 8 National Monash University

Monash University

Scholars 4 1,296 Σ H-Index 376
168 World 9 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Scholars 4 949 Σ H-Index 338
181 World 10 National Curtin University

Curtin University

Scholars 4 1,062 Σ H-Index 306
233 World 11 National University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Scholars 2 1,205 Σ H-Index 197
395 World 12 National Griffith University

Griffith University

Scholars 1 312 Σ H-Index 80
399 World 13 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Scholars 1 224 Σ H-Index 79
404 World 14 National University of Newcastle Australia

University of Newcastle Australia

Scholars 1 461 Σ H-Index 78
460 World 15 National University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Scholars 1 369 Σ H-Index 71

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