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.
401 World 6 National University of La Serena

University of La Serena

Chile
Scholars 1 214 Σ H-Index 79
402 World 5 National African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

South Africa
Scholars 1 190 Σ H-Index 79
403 World 133 National Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

United States
Scholars 1 173 Σ H-Index 79
404 World 14 National University of Newcastle Australia

University of Newcastle Australia

Australia
Scholars 1 461 Σ H-Index 78
405 World 16 National University of Franche-Comté

University of Franche-Comté

France
Scholars 1 310 Σ H-Index 78
406 World 1 National Masaryk University

Masaryk University

Czech Republic
Scholars 1 296 Σ H-Index 78
407 World 3 National Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology

South Korea
Scholars 1 289 Σ H-Index 78
408 World 15 National Guangxi University

Guangxi University

China
Scholars 1 270 Σ H-Index 78
409 World 16 National City University of Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong

China
Scholars 1 254 Σ H-Index 78
410 World 134 National George Mason University

George Mason University

United States
Scholars 1 251 Σ H-Index 78
411 World 37 National University of Kent

University of Kent

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 247 Σ H-Index 78
412 World 135 National Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 1 245 Σ H-Index 78
413 World 11 National Complutense University of Madrid

Complutense University of Madrid

Spain
Scholars 1 232 Σ H-Index 78
414 World 136 National Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

United States
Scholars 1 207 Σ H-Index 78
415 World 36 National Technische Universität Braunschweig

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Germany
Scholars 1 490 Σ H-Index 77
416 World 17 National Northeastern University

Northeastern University

China
Scholars 1 260 Σ H-Index 77
417 World 4 National Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

New Zealand
Scholars 1 167 Σ H-Index 77
418 World 16 National University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Canada
Scholars 1 423 Σ H-Index 76
419 World 3 National Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Poland
Scholars 1 262 Σ H-Index 76
420 World 137 National Washington State University

Washington State University

United States
Scholars 1 250 Σ H-Index 76
421 World 5 National University of Oulu

University of Oulu

Finland
Scholars 1 214 Σ H-Index 76
422 World 138 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 1 192 Σ H-Index 76
423 World 19 National University of Calabria

University of Calabria

Italy
Scholars 1 190 Σ H-Index 76
424 World 17 National University of Montpellier

University of Montpellier

France
Scholars 1 187 Σ H-Index 76
425 World 17 National Royal Military College of Canada

Royal Military College of Canada

Canada
Scholars 1 395 Σ H-Index 75
426 World 6 National Université Libre de Bruxelles

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Belgium
Scholars 1 310 Σ H-Index 75
427 World 139 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 1 303 Σ H-Index 75
428 World 2 National University of Buenos Aires

University of Buenos Aires

Argentina
Scholars 1 290 Σ H-Index 75
429 World 18 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 1 283 Σ H-Index 75
430 World 19 National University of Montreal

University of Montreal

Canada
Scholars 1 281 Σ H-Index 75
431 World 38 National University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 260 Σ H-Index 75
432 World 7 National University of Antofagasta

University of Antofagasta

Chile
Scholars 1 242 Σ H-Index 75
433 World 4 National Medical University of Vienna

Medical University of Vienna

Austria
Scholars 1 211 Σ H-Index 75
434 World 1 National University of Zagreb

University of Zagreb

Croatia
Scholars 1 194 Σ H-Index 75
435 World 39 National Aston University

Aston University

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 463 Σ H-Index 74
436 World 37 National University of Bayreuth

University of Bayreuth

Germany
Scholars 1 308 Σ H-Index 74
437 World 20 National University of Trento

University of Trento

Italy
Scholars 1 307 Σ H-Index 74
438 World 140 National Rider University

Rider University

United States
Scholars 1 131 Σ H-Index 74
439 World 18 National Nankai University

Nankai University

China
Scholars 1 335 Σ H-Index 73
440 World 141 National University of Massachusetts Boston

University of Massachusetts Boston

United States
Scholars 1 325 Σ H-Index 73
441 World 6 National Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

India
Scholars 1 306 Σ H-Index 73
442 World 2 National Charles University

Charles University

Czech Republic
Scholars 1 233 Σ H-Index 73
443 World 18 National University of Orléans

University of Orléans

France
Scholars 1 229 Σ H-Index 73
444 World 40 National University of Dundee

University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 224 Σ H-Index 73
445 World 12 National University of Oviedo

University of Oviedo

Spain
Scholars 1 181 Σ H-Index 73
446 World 5 National University of Graz

University of Graz

Austria
Scholars 1 167 Σ H-Index 73
447 World 20 National University of Electro-Communications

University of Electro-Communications

Japan
Scholars 1 548 Σ H-Index 72
448 World 4 National ITMO University

ITMO University

Russia
Scholars 1 404 Σ H-Index 72
449 World 19 National South China University of Technology

South China University of Technology

China
Scholars 1 389 Σ H-Index 72
450 World 21 National Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan
Scholars 1 359 Σ H-Index 72
451 World 142 National University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

United States
Scholars 1 327 Σ H-Index 72
452 World 143 National Texas A&M University – Commerce

Texas A&M University – Commerce

United States
Scholars 1 257 Σ H-Index 72
453 World 38 National Kiel University

Kiel University

Germany
Scholars 1 255 Σ H-Index 72
454 World 22 National Kobe University

Kobe University

Japan
Scholars 1 233 Σ H-Index 72
455 World 144 National William & Mary

William & Mary

United States
Scholars 1 206 Σ H-Index 72
456 World 3 National University of Minho

University of Minho

Portugal
Scholars 1 201 Σ H-Index 72
457 World 4 National Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Brazil
Scholars 1 199 Σ H-Index 72
458 World 1 National University of Luxembourg

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg
Scholars 1 156 Σ H-Index 72
459 World 39 National University of Potsdam

University of Potsdam

Germany
Scholars 1 139 Σ H-Index 72
460 World 15 National University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Australia
Scholars 1 369 Σ H-Index 71
461 World 40 National University of Rostock

University of Rostock

Germany
Scholars 1 321 Σ H-Index 71
462 World 5 National Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Brazil
Scholars 1 318 Σ H-Index 71
463 World 13 National Carlos III University of Madrid

Carlos III University of Madrid

Spain
Scholars 1 317 Σ H-Index 71
464 World 145 National University of Alabama

University of Alabama

United States
Scholars 1 250 Σ H-Index 71
465 World 21 National University of Insubria

University of Insubria

Italy
Scholars 1 182 Σ H-Index 71
466 World 146 National Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

United States
Scholars 1 157 Σ H-Index 71
467 World 147 National University of Toledo

University of Toledo

United States
Scholars 1 152 Σ H-Index 71
468 World 148 National Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

United States
Scholars 1 130 Σ H-Index 71
469 World 20 National Beihang University

Beihang University

China
Scholars 1 351 Σ H-Index 70

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