Best Plant Science and Agronomy Universities in the World 2022

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Plant Science and Agronomy 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 Plant Science and Agronomy, over 2,580 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 599 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 Scholars 29 5,242 Σ D-index 1,594
2 World 1 National Scholars 32 3,698 Σ D-index 1,552
3 World 1 National Scholars 28 3,695 Σ D-index 1,277
4 World 2 National
University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 24 3,821 Σ D-index 1,066
5 World 1 National Scholars 19 2,067 Σ D-index 920
6 World 3 National Scholars 15 2,218 Σ D-index 839
7 World 2 National Scholars 17 1,847 Σ D-index 721
8 World 4 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 16 1,790 Σ D-index 719
9 World 3 National Scholars 14 2,527 Σ D-index 678
10 World 1 National Scholars 14 1,860 Σ D-index 651
11 World 5 National Scholars 14 1,817 Σ D-index 650
12 World 4 National Scholars 9 1,284 Σ D-index 630
13 World 1 National Scholars 13 1,520 Σ D-index 628
14 World 5 National Scholars 12 1,844 Σ D-index 598
15 World 6 National Scholars 15 1,635 Σ D-index 592
16 World 1 National
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 1,164 Σ D-index 573
17 World 7 National
Oregon State University

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 13 1,527 Σ D-index 570
18 World 2 National Scholars 12 1,704 Σ D-index 554
19 World 6 National Scholars 13 1,675 Σ D-index 549
20 World 8 National Scholars 9 1,183 Σ D-index 509
21 World 1 National Scholars 9 2,239 Σ D-index 458
22 World 2 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 8 1,373 Σ D-index 443
23 World 1 National Scholars 9 882 Σ D-index 419
24 World 1 National Scholars 8 1,438 Σ D-index 418
25 World 9 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 8 1,175 Σ D-index 414
26 World 3 National Scholars 8 1,128 Σ D-index 409
27 World 1 National Scholars 10 984 Σ D-index 408
28 World 10 National Scholars 9 864 Σ D-index 407
29 World 1 National
ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 9 1,139 Σ D-index 406
30 World 11 National
Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 10 1,150 Σ D-index 403
31 World 12 National Scholars 9 1,327 Σ D-index 396
32 World 1 National Scholars 10 751 Σ D-index 393
33 World 2 National Scholars 9 1,098 Σ D-index 389
34 World 1 National Scholars 9 834 Σ D-index 377
35 World 13 National Scholars 7 787 Σ D-index 372
36 World 1 National
University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

South Africa
Scholars 7 1,795 Σ D-index 371
37 World 1 National Scholars 7 904 Σ D-index 369
38 World 2 National Scholars 8 1,149 Σ D-index 362
39 World 14 National Scholars 8 1,113 Σ D-index 352
40 World 15 National
Kansas State University

Kansas State University

United States
Scholars 8 702 Σ D-index 340
41 World 3 National Scholars 7 949 Σ D-index 340
42 World 1 National Scholars 8 1,317 Σ D-index 335
43 World 16 National Scholars 5 1,190 Σ D-index 335
44 World 2 National
University of Reading

University of Reading

United Kingdom
Scholars 8 969 Σ D-index 334
45 World 17 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 8 1,008 Σ D-index 330
46 World 1 National Scholars 8 777 Σ D-index 311
47 World 2 National Scholars 7 852 Σ D-index 307
48 World 18 National
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 6 1,352 Σ D-index 305
49 World 2 National Scholars 7 803 Σ D-index 300
50 World 19 National Scholars 6 693 Σ D-index 295
51 World 2 National Scholars 6 1,341 Σ D-index 291
52 World 3 National Scholars 7 792 Σ D-index 290
53 World 2 National Scholars 6 1,010 Σ D-index 289
54 World 3 National
Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 697 Σ D-index 282
55 World 4 National Scholars 6 852 Σ D-index 281
56 World 4 National Scholars 6 670 Σ D-index 279
57 World 20 National
University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 6 563 Σ D-index 279
58 World 21 National Scholars 7 649 Σ D-index 278
59 World 2 National Scholars 6 792 Σ D-index 278
60 World 7 National
Murdoch University

Murdoch University

Australia
Scholars 7 1,200 Σ D-index 273
61 World 3 National Scholars 6 609 Σ D-index 273
62 World 1 National Scholars 7 755 Σ D-index 266
63 World 1 National Scholars 7 565 Σ D-index 257
64 World 2 National Scholars 5 491 Σ D-index 256
65 World 22 National Scholars 6 755 Σ D-index 255
66 World 3 National Scholars 6 701 Σ D-index 255
67 World 23 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 6 749 Σ D-index 253
68 World 4 National Scholars 4 520 Σ D-index 247
69 World 24 National
University of Idaho

University of Idaho

United States
Scholars 5 588 Σ D-index 245
70 World 4 National
University of Dundee

University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 706 Σ D-index 245
71 World 1 National Scholars 6 661 Σ D-index 244
72 World 2 National Scholars 6 563 Σ D-index 240
73 World 2 National Scholars 5 693 Σ D-index 231
74 World 8 National Scholars 6 653 Σ D-index 227
75 World 25 National
Utah State University

Utah State University

United States
Scholars 5 431 Σ D-index 227
76 World 5 National Scholars 6 486 Σ D-index 226
77 World 5 National Scholars 4 477 Σ D-index 225
78 World 3 National Scholars 4 573 Σ D-index 224
79 World 1 National
Lincoln University

Lincoln University

New Zealand
Scholars 5 643 Σ D-index 221
80 World 5 National Scholars 5 587 Σ D-index 220
81 World 2 National
University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 4 435 Σ D-index 215
82 World 5 National
University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 607 Σ D-index 209
83 World 3 National Scholars 6 452 Σ D-index 207
84 World 26 National
University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 2 379 Σ D-index 204
85 World 27 National Scholars 5 695 Σ D-index 201
86 World 28 National Scholars 5 804 Σ D-index 200
87 World 4 National Scholars 5 388 Σ D-index 198
88 World 6 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 369 Σ D-index 196
89 World 1 National Scholars 4 561 Σ D-index 196
90 World 7 National
University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 446 Σ D-index 189
91 World 8 National
University of Essex

University of Essex

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 363 Σ D-index 186
92 World 6 National Scholars 4 454 Σ D-index 183
93 World 2 National Scholars 4 601 Σ D-index 182
94 World 9 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 312 Σ D-index 182
95 World 7 National Scholars 4 512 Σ D-index 180
96 World 29 National
Auburn University

Auburn University

United States
Scholars 3 395 Σ D-index 180
97 World 2 National Scholars 5 800 Σ D-index 179
98 World 5 National Scholars 5 401 Σ D-index 178
99 World 3 National Scholars 4 661 Σ D-index 175
100 World 8 National Scholars 4 345 Σ D-index 173

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