Best Physics Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com 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.

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 5 National Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University

China
Scholars 3 1,772 Σ H-Index 248
202 World 3 National University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Finland
Scholars 2 835 Σ H-Index 248
203 World 26 National University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 1,274 Σ H-Index 247
204 World 74 National Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

United States
Scholars 3 929 Σ H-Index 246
205 World 75 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 3 960 Σ H-Index 245
206 World 3 National TU Wien

TU Wien

Austria
Scholars 3 1,163 Σ H-Index 244
207 World 1 National Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil
Scholars 3 838 Σ H-Index 244
208 World 76 National University of Southern California

University of Southern California

United States
Scholars 3 1,235 Σ H-Index 242
209 World 1 National National University of La Plata

National University of La Plata

Argentina
Scholars 2 895 Σ H-Index 242
210 World 2 National Diego Portales University

Diego Portales University

Chile
Scholars 3 842 Σ H-Index 241
211 World 6 National Nanjing University

Nanjing University

China
Scholars 3 954 Σ H-Index 239
212 World 7 National Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan
Scholars 3 917 Σ H-Index 239
213 World 1 National National University of Ireland

National University of Ireland

Ireland
Scholars 3 779 Σ H-Index 238
214 World 2 National National Tsing Hua University

National Tsing Hua University

Taiwan
Scholars 3 1,048 Σ H-Index 235
215 World 9 National Sorbonne University

Sorbonne University

France
Scholars 3 685 Σ H-Index 235
216 World 77 National Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

United States
Scholars 3 876 Σ H-Index 232
217 World 78 National University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 3 743 Σ H-Index 232
218 World 1 National Eötvös Loránd University

Eötvös Loránd University

Hungary
Scholars 2 558 Σ H-Index 230
219 World 27 National University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 882 Σ H-Index 229
220 World 17 National University of Hannover

University of Hannover

Germany
Scholars 2 1,061 Σ H-Index 227
221 World 8 National The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

Japan
Scholars 3 730 Σ H-Index 226
222 World 79 National University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States
Scholars 3 738 Σ H-Index 225
223 World 7 National University of Granada

University of Granada

Spain
Scholars 2 760 Σ H-Index 216
224 World 80 National University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

United States
Scholars 2 957 Σ H-Index 212
225 World 10 National Université Côte d'Azur

Université Côte d'Azur

France
Scholars 2 738 Σ H-Index 211
226 World 81 National Montana State University

Montana State University

United States
Scholars 2 640 Σ H-Index 211
227 World 82 National Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University

United States
Scholars 2 652 Σ H-Index 209
228 World 83 National University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

United States
Scholars 2 1,236 Σ H-Index 207
229 World 84 National Wayne State University

Wayne State University

United States
Scholars 2 700 Σ H-Index 205
230 World 18 National Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Germany
Scholars 1 1,186 Σ H-Index 200
231 World 1 National Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University

India
Scholars 1 1,477 Σ H-Index 199
232 World 85 National Temple University

Temple University

United States
Scholars 2 648 Σ H-Index 198
233 World 11 National University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Australia
Scholars 2 1,205 Σ H-Index 197
234 World 9 National University of Ferrara

University of Ferrara

Italy
Scholars 2 668 Σ H-Index 197
235 World 2 National University of Wrocław

University of Wrocław

Poland
Scholars 2 1,047 Σ H-Index 195
236 World 19 National University of Augsburg

University of Augsburg

Germany
Scholars 2 1,353 Σ H-Index 194
237 World 20 National Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany
Scholars 2 650 Σ H-Index 194
238 World 28 National University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 429 Σ H-Index 194
239 World 86 National University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States
Scholars 1 1,239 Σ H-Index 192
240 World 2 National University of Lisbon

University of Lisbon

Portugal
Scholars 2 698 Σ H-Index 189
241 World 87 National Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University

United States
Scholars 1 1,258 Σ H-Index 189
242 World 1 National Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia
Scholars 2 466 Σ H-Index 185
243 World 88 National Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 2 962 Σ H-Index 184
244 World 29 National The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 468 Σ H-Index 184
245 World 21 National University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen

Germany
Scholars 2 1,622 Σ H-Index 183
246 World 89 National Brandeis University

Brandeis University

United States
Scholars 2 697 Σ H-Index 181
247 World 1 National University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

New Zealand
Scholars 2 561 Σ H-Index 181
248 World 1 National University of Crete

University of Crete

Greece
Scholars 2 635 Σ H-Index 180
249 World 5 National University of Twente

University of Twente

Netherlands
Scholars 2 816 Σ H-Index 179
250 World 90 National University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

United States
Scholars 1 1,018 Σ H-Index 179
251 World 30 National University of Hull

University of Hull

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 667 Σ H-Index 176
252 World 11 National Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

France
Scholars 2 779 Σ H-Index 175
253 World 2 National University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

South Africa
Scholars 2 620 Σ H-Index 174
254 World 2 National Yonsei University

Yonsei University

South Korea
Scholars 2 455 Σ H-Index 174
255 World 10 National University of Milano-Bicocca

University of Milano-Bicocca

Italy
Scholars 2 1,130 Σ H-Index 173
256 World 91 National University of Missouri–Kansas City

University of Missouri–Kansas City

United States
Scholars 2 371 Σ H-Index 170
257 World 11 National Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico di Milano

Italy
Scholars 2 994 Σ H-Index 169
258 World 4 National University of Liège

University of Liège

Belgium
Scholars 2 750 Σ H-Index 169
259 World 92 National Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

United States
Scholars 2 514 Σ H-Index 169
260 World 22 National University of Wuppertal

University of Wuppertal

Germany
Scholars 2 798 Σ H-Index 168
261 World 23 National Technical University of Berlin

Technical University of Berlin

Germany
Scholars 2 1,053 Σ H-Index 167
262 World 24 National TU Dortmund University

TU Dortmund University

Germany
Scholars 2 1,150 Σ H-Index 166
263 World 93 National University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

United States
Scholars 2 651 Σ H-Index 163
264 World 94 National Ohio University - Lancaster

Ohio University - Lancaster

United States
Scholars 2 444 Σ H-Index 162
265 World 7 National Southern University of Science and Technology

Southern University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 2 676 Σ H-Index 161
266 World 2 National Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland
Scholars 2 686 Σ H-Index 160
267 World 12 National Roma Tre University

Roma Tre University

Italy
Scholars 2 622 Σ H-Index 160
268 World 9 National University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

Canada
Scholars 2 589 Σ H-Index 160
269 World 6 National University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 2 456 Σ H-Index 160
270 World 95 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 2 387 Σ H-Index 160
271 World 25 National TU Dresden

TU Dresden

Germany
Scholars 2 1,308 Σ H-Index 159
272 World 31 National Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 461 Σ H-Index 159
273 World 2 National Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand
Scholars 2 672 Σ H-Index 158
274 World 26 National Philipp University of Marburg

Philipp University of Marburg

Germany
Scholars 2 921 Σ H-Index 157
275 World 27 National Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Germany
Scholars 2 748 Σ H-Index 157
276 World 28 National University of Kaiserslautern

University of Kaiserslautern

Germany
Scholars 2 719 Σ H-Index 156
277 World 3 National Massey University

Massey University

New Zealand
Scholars 2 648 Σ H-Index 156
278 World 2 National Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Brazil
Scholars 2 474 Σ H-Index 156
279 World 96 National University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

United States
Scholars 2 972 Σ H-Index 155
280 World 97 National Kansas State University

Kansas State University

United States
Scholars 2 311 Σ H-Index 155
281 World 2 National Panjab University

Panjab University

India
Scholars 1 795 Σ H-Index 154
282 World 3 National National Institute of Science Education and Research

National Institute of Science Education and Research

India
Scholars 1 747 Σ H-Index 154
283 World 1 National Bilkent University

Bilkent University

Turkey
Scholars 2 778 Σ H-Index 151
284 World 10 National Université de Sherbrooke

Université de Sherbrooke

Canada
Scholars 2 710 Σ H-Index 151
285 World 8 National University of Zaragoza

University of Zaragoza

Spain
Scholars 2 397 Σ H-Index 151
286 World 32 National Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 338 Σ H-Index 151
287 World 98 National Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University

United States
Scholars 2 690 Σ H-Index 150
288 World 99 National University System of New Hampshire

University System of New Hampshire

United States
Scholars 2 868 Σ H-Index 149
289 World 3 National National Central University

National Central University

Taiwan
Scholars 2 742 Σ H-Index 149
290 World 33 National University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 697 Σ H-Index 149
291 World 1 National Mohammed V University

Mohammed V University

Morocco
Scholars 1 594 Σ H-Index 149
292 World 100 National New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 2 700 Σ H-Index 148
293 World 11 National University of Western Ontario

University of Western Ontario

Canada
Scholars 2 451 Σ H-Index 147
294 World 9 National Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University

Japan
Scholars 2 785 Σ H-Index 146
295 World 4 National Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology

Sweden
Scholars 2 514 Σ H-Index 146
296 World 10 National Hiroshima University

Hiroshima University

Japan
Scholars 1 725 Σ H-Index 146
297 World 2 National Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore
Scholars 2 666 Σ H-Index 145
298 World 34 National Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 412 Σ H-Index 145
299 World 3 National University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa
Scholars 2 359 Σ H-Index 145
300 World 6 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 2 398 Σ H-Index 142

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