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.
301 World 5 National Swedish Institute of Space Physics

Swedish Institute of Space Physics

Sweden
Scholars 2 604 Σ H-Index 141
302 World 7 National Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

Netherlands
Scholars 2 432 Σ H-Index 141
303 World 13 National University of Turin

University of Turin

Italy
Scholars 2 494 Σ H-Index 140
304 World 101 National Clemson University

Clemson University

United States
Scholars 1 448 Σ H-Index 140
305 World 12 National Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Canada
Scholars 1 516 Σ H-Index 133
306 World 102 National George Washington University

George Washington University

United States
Scholars 1 594 Σ H-Index 130
307 World 14 National University of Perugia

University of Perugia

Italy
Scholars 1 434 Σ H-Index 128
308 World 6 National Royal Institute of Technology

Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden
Scholars 1 346 Σ H-Index 127
309 World 13 National Bishop's University

Bishop's University

Canada
Scholars 1 314 Σ H-Index 124
310 World 15 National University of Camerino

University of Camerino

Italy
Scholars 1 599 Σ H-Index 121
311 World 9 National University of the Balearic Islands

University of the Balearic Islands

Spain
Scholars 1 321 Σ H-Index 121
312 World 2 National Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University

Turkey
Scholars 1 530 Σ H-Index 120
313 World 35 National Royal Holloway University of London

Royal Holloway University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 337 Σ H-Index 120
314 World 103 National Hampton University

Hampton University

United States
Scholars 1 269 Σ H-Index 120
315 World 104 National Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

United States
Scholars 1 1,179 Σ H-Index 117
316 World 4 National Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Israel
Scholars 1 489 Σ H-Index 116
317 World 4 National Harish-Chandra Research Institute

Harish-Chandra Research Institute

India
Scholars 1 360 Σ H-Index 116
318 World 3 National Andrés Bello University

Andrés Bello University

Chile
Scholars 1 676 Σ H-Index 113
319 World 11 National Hosei University

Hosei University

Japan
Scholars 1 261 Σ H-Index 113
320 World 1 National Sharif University of Technology

Sharif University of Technology

Iran
Scholars 1 271 Σ H-Index 112
321 World 12 National PSL Research University

PSL Research University

France
Scholars 1 569 Σ H-Index 111
322 World 105 National Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University

United States
Scholars 1 279 Σ H-Index 111
323 World 4 National University of Chile

University of Chile

Chile
Scholars 1 329 Σ H-Index 110
324 World 8 National Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands
Scholars 1 328 Σ H-Index 109
325 World 106 National Kent State University

Kent State University

United States
Scholars 1 404 Σ H-Index 108
326 World 107 National Sewanee: The University of the South

Sewanee: The University of the South

United States
Scholars 1 382 Σ H-Index 108
327 World 10 National University of Santiago de Compostela

University of Santiago de Compostela

Spain
Scholars 1 284 Σ H-Index 108
328 World 14 National University of Quebec

University of Quebec

Canada
Scholars 1 471 Σ H-Index 107
329 World 2 National Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Russia
Scholars 1 408 Σ H-Index 107
330 World 4 National National Sun Yat-sen University

National Sun Yat-sen University

Taiwan
Scholars 1 1,041 Σ H-Index 106
331 World 108 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 1 676 Σ H-Index 106
332 World 5 National Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

India
Scholars 1 397 Σ H-Index 106
333 World 109 National University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 1 831 Σ H-Index 105
334 World 13 National École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France
Scholars 1 367 Σ H-Index 105
335 World 110 National Colorado State University

Colorado State University

United States
Scholars 1 712 Σ H-Index 104
336 World 12 National University of Tsukuba

University of Tsukuba

Japan
Scholars 1 498 Σ H-Index 103
337 World 111 National Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

United States
Scholars 1 215 Σ H-Index 103
338 World 29 National Bielefeld University

Bielefeld University

Germany
Scholars 1 437 Σ H-Index 102
339 World 3 National St Petersburg University

St Petersburg University

Russia
Scholars 1 395 Σ H-Index 102
340 World 112 National Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

United States
Scholars 1 611 Σ H-Index 99
341 World 13 National Toho University

Toho University

Japan
Scholars 1 629 Σ H-Index 98
342 World 113 National University of Denver

University of Denver

United States
Scholars 1 276 Σ H-Index 98
343 World 16 National University of Naples Federico II

University of Naples Federico II

Italy
Scholars 1 644 Σ H-Index 97
344 World 5 National Adolfo Ibáñez University

Adolfo Ibáñez University

Chile
Scholars 1 424 Σ H-Index 97
345 World 114 National University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

United States
Scholars 1 372 Σ H-Index 97
346 World 115 National Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

United States
Scholars 1 267 Σ H-Index 96
347 World 8 National Southeast University

Southeast University

China
Scholars 1 603 Σ H-Index 95
348 World 14 National Ehime University

Ehime University

Japan
Scholars 1 389 Σ H-Index 95
349 World 116 National Western Washington University

Western Washington University

United States
Scholars 1 233 Σ H-Index 95
350 World 117 National Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

United States
Scholars 1 411 Σ H-Index 94
351 World 5 National Université Catholique de Louvain

Université Catholique de Louvain

Belgium
Scholars 1 221 Σ H-Index 94
352 World 15 National The Open University of Japan

The Open University of Japan

Japan
Scholars 1 219 Σ H-Index 94
353 World 118 National Lehigh University

Lehigh University

United States
Scholars 1 379 Σ H-Index 93
354 World 9 National Central China Normal University

Central China Normal University

China
Scholars 1 379 Σ H-Index 93
355 World 10 National Tianjin University

Tianjin University

China
Scholars 1 362 Σ H-Index 92
356 World 119 National Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

United States
Scholars 1 1,235 Σ H-Index 91
357 World 30 National Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin

Germany
Scholars 1 325 Σ H-Index 91
358 World 120 National Siena College

Siena College

United States
Scholars 1 235 Σ H-Index 91
359 World 121 National Saint Vincent College

Saint Vincent College

United States
Scholars 1 136 Σ H-Index 91
360 World 31 National University of Giessen

University of Giessen

Germany
Scholars 1 553 Σ H-Index 90
361 World 122 National University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 1 537 Σ H-Index 90
362 World 4 National University of Southern Denmark

University of Southern Denmark

Denmark
Scholars 1 466 Σ H-Index 90
363 World 14 National IMT Atlantique

IMT Atlantique

France
Scholars 1 237 Σ H-Index 90
364 World 4 National University of Jyväskylä

University of Jyväskylä

Finland
Scholars 1 499 Σ H-Index 89
365 World 123 National Haverford College

Haverford College

United States
Scholars 1 228 Σ H-Index 89
366 World 124 National University at Buffalo, State University of New York

University at Buffalo, State University of New York

United States
Scholars 1 192 Σ H-Index 89
367 World 3 National Sabancı University

Sabancı University

Turkey
Scholars 1 255 Σ H-Index 88
368 World 17 National University of Pisa

University of Pisa

Italy
Scholars 1 189 Σ H-Index 88
369 World 11 National Jiangsu Normal University

Jiangsu Normal University

China
Scholars 1 456 Σ H-Index 87
370 World 12 National Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China
Scholars 1 456 Σ H-Index 87
371 World 125 National Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 1 452 Σ H-Index 87
372 World 1 National University of Iceland

University of Iceland

Iceland
Scholars 1 286 Σ H-Index 87
373 World 5 National Open University of Israel

Open University of Israel

Israel
Scholars 1 238 Σ H-Index 87
374 World 9 National Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 1 220 Σ H-Index 86
375 World 126 National Colby College

Colby College

United States
Scholars 1 219 Σ H-Index 86
376 World 13 National University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

China
Scholars 1 542 Σ H-Index 85
377 World 127 National San Jose State University

San Jose State University

United States
Scholars 1 370 Σ H-Index 85
378 World 128 National Chapman University

Chapman University

United States
Scholars 1 317 Σ H-Index 85
379 World 32 National University of Göttingen

University of Göttingen

Germany
Scholars 1 314 Σ H-Index 85
380 World 15 National Université Laval

Université Laval

Canada
Scholars 1 397 Σ H-Index 84
381 World 33 National University of Bamberg

University of Bamberg

Germany
Scholars 1 165 Σ H-Index 84
382 World 129 National Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States
Scholars 1 514 Σ H-Index 83
383 World 130 National Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

United States
Scholars 1 153 Σ H-Index 83
384 World 34 National Leipzig University

Leipzig University

Germany
Scholars 1 558 Σ H-Index 82
385 World 14 National Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

China
Scholars 1 471 Σ H-Index 82
386 World 36 National University of Reading

University of Reading

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 379 Σ H-Index 82
387 World 18 National Università Campus Bio-Medico

Università Campus Bio-Medico

Italy
Scholars 1 347 Σ H-Index 82
388 World 16 National Konan University

Konan University

Japan
Scholars 1 283 Σ H-Index 82
389 World 15 National University of Bordeaux

University of Bordeaux

France
Scholars 1 200 Σ H-Index 82
390 World 17 National Meijo University

Meijo University

Japan
Scholars 1 665 Σ H-Index 81
391 World 35 National University of Regensburg

University of Regensburg

Germany
Scholars 1 423 Σ H-Index 81
392 World 3 National State University of Campinas

State University of Campinas

Brazil
Scholars 1 281 Σ H-Index 81
393 World 18 National Aoyama Gakuin University

Aoyama Gakuin University

Japan
Scholars 1 407 Σ H-Index 80
394 World 4 National University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa
Scholars 1 353 Σ H-Index 80
395 World 12 National Griffith University

Griffith University

Australia
Scholars 1 312 Σ H-Index 80
396 World 19 National Osaka Prefecture University

Osaka Prefecture University

Japan
Scholars 1 244 Σ H-Index 80
397 World 131 National San Diego State University

San Diego State University

United States
Scholars 1 183 Σ H-Index 80
398 World 132 National Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 1 318 Σ H-Index 79
399 World 13 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Australia
Scholars 1 224 Σ H-Index 79
400 World 6 National Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Israel
Scholars 1 222 Σ H-Index 79

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