Best Plant Science and Agronomy Universities in South Africa

The 1st edition of 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.

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.
36 World 1 National University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

South Africa
Scholars 7 1,795 Σ H-Index 371
51 World 2 National University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa
Scholars 6 1,341 Σ H-Index 291
78 World 3 National University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

South Africa
Scholars 4 573 Σ H-Index 224
289 World 4 National University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa
Scholars 1 148 Σ H-Index 45
340 World 5 National Tshwane University of Technology

Tshwane University of Technology

South Africa
Scholars 1 144 Σ H-Index 35

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