Best Plant Science and Agronomy Universities

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 University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Australia
Scholars 29 5,242 Σ H-Index 1,594
2 World 1 National University of California, Davis

University of California, Davis

United States
Scholars 32 3,698 Σ H-Index 1,552
3 World 1 National Wageningen University & Research

Wageningen University & Research

Netherlands
Scholars 28 3,695 Σ H-Index 1,277
4 World 2 National University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 24 3,821 Σ H-Index 1,066
5 World 1 National Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden
Scholars 19 2,067 Σ H-Index 920
6 World 3 National University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

United States
Scholars 15 2,218 Σ H-Index 839
7 World 2 National University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Australia
Scholars 17 1,847 Σ H-Index 721
8 World 4 National Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 16 1,790 Σ H-Index 719
9 World 3 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 14 2,527 Σ H-Index 678
10 World 1 National Nanjing Agricultural University

Nanjing Agricultural University

China
Scholars 14 1,860 Σ H-Index 651
11 World 5 National Michigan State University

Michigan State University

United States
Scholars 14 1,817 Σ H-Index 650
12 World 4 National Australian National University

Australian National University

Australia
Scholars 9 1,284 Σ H-Index 630
13 World 1 National University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 13 1,520 Σ H-Index 628
14 World 5 National University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Australia
Scholars 12 1,844 Σ H-Index 598
15 World 6 National University of Nebraska–Lincoln

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

United States
Scholars 15 1,635 Σ H-Index 592
16 World 1 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

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

Oregon State University

United States
Scholars 13 1,527 Σ H-Index 570
18 World 2 National China Agricultural University

China Agricultural University

China
Scholars 12 1,704 Σ H-Index 554
19 World 6 National University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Australia
Scholars 13 1,675 Σ H-Index 549
20 World 8 National University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

United States
Scholars 9 1,183 Σ H-Index 509
21 World 1 National University of Agriculture Faisalabad

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Pakistan
Scholars 9 2,239 Σ H-Index 458
22 World 2 National Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 8 1,373 Σ H-Index 443
23 World 1 National University of Buenos Aires

University of Buenos Aires

Argentina
Scholars 9 882 Σ H-Index 419
24 World 1 National University of Göttingen

University of Göttingen

Germany
Scholars 8 1,438 Σ H-Index 418
25 World 9 National University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 8 1,175 Σ H-Index 414
26 World 3 National Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University

China
Scholars 8 1,128 Σ H-Index 409
27 World 1 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel
Scholars 10 984 Σ H-Index 408
28 World 10 National Colorado State University

Colorado State University

United States
Scholars 9 864 Σ H-Index 407
29 World 1 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

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

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 10 1,150 Σ H-Index 403
31 World 12 National Washington State University

Washington State University

United States
Scholars 9 1,327 Σ H-Index 396
32 World 1 National Tohoku University

Tohoku University

Japan
Scholars 10 751 Σ H-Index 393
33 World 2 National University of Hohenheim

University of Hohenheim

Germany
Scholars 9 1,098 Σ H-Index 389
34 World 1 National University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Canada
Scholars 9 834 Σ H-Index 377
35 World 13 National Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

United States
Scholars 7 787 Σ H-Index 372
36 World 1 National University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

South Africa
Scholars 7 1,795 Σ H-Index 371
37 World 1 National University of Córdoba

University of Córdoba

Spain
Scholars 7 904 Σ H-Index 369
38 World 2 National University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Canada
Scholars 8 1,149 Σ H-Index 362
39 World 14 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 8 1,113 Σ H-Index 352
40 World 15 National Kansas State University

Kansas State University

United States
Scholars 8 702 Σ H-Index 340
41 World 3 National Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich

Germany
Scholars 7 949 Σ H-Index 340
42 World 1 National University of Turin

University of Turin

Italy
Scholars 8 1,317 Σ H-Index 335
43 World 16 National The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

United States
Scholars 5 1,190 Σ H-Index 335
44 World 2 National University of Reading

University of Reading

United Kingdom
Scholars 8 969 Σ H-Index 334
45 World 17 National University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 8 1,008 Σ H-Index 330
46 World 1 National University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Finland
Scholars 8 777 Σ H-Index 311
47 World 2 National Miguel Hernandez University

Miguel Hernandez University

Spain
Scholars 7 852 Σ H-Index 307
48 World 18 National University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 6 1,352 Σ H-Index 305
49 World 2 National University of Tokyo

University of Tokyo

Japan
Scholars 7 803 Σ H-Index 300
50 World 19 National University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside

United States
Scholars 6 693 Σ H-Index 295
51 World 2 National University of KwaZulu-Natal

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa
Scholars 6 1,341 Σ H-Index 291
52 World 3 National University of Guelph

University of Guelph

Canada
Scholars 7 792 Σ H-Index 290
53 World 2 National University of Naples Federico II

University of Naples Federico II

Italy
Scholars 6 1,010 Σ H-Index 289
54 World 3 National Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 697 Σ H-Index 282
55 World 4 National University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

Canada
Scholars 6 852 Σ H-Index 281
56 World 4 National University of Bonn

University of Bonn

Germany
Scholars 6 670 Σ H-Index 279
57 World 20 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 6 563 Σ H-Index 279
58 World 21 National University of Wisconsin–Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison

United States
Scholars 7 649 Σ H-Index 278
59 World 2 National University of Eastern Finland

University of Eastern Finland

Finland
Scholars 6 792 Σ H-Index 278
60 World 7 National Murdoch University

Murdoch University

Australia
Scholars 7 1,200 Σ H-Index 273
61 World 3 National Kyoto University

Kyoto University

Japan
Scholars 6 609 Σ H-Index 273
62 World 1 National Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil
Scholars 7 755 Σ H-Index 266
63 World 1 National University of Paris-Saclay

University of Paris-Saclay

France
Scholars 7 565 Σ H-Index 257
64 World 2 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 5 491 Σ H-Index 256
65 World 22 National Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma State University

United States
Scholars 6 755 Σ H-Index 255
66 World 3 National University of Lleida

University of Lleida

Spain
Scholars 6 701 Σ H-Index 255
67 World 23 National Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 6 749 Σ H-Index 253
68 World 4 National University of the Balearic Islands

University of the Balearic Islands

Spain
Scholars 4 520 Σ H-Index 247
69 World 24 National University of Idaho

University of Idaho

United States
Scholars 5 588 Σ H-Index 245
70 World 4 National University of Dundee

University of Dundee

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 706 Σ H-Index 245
71 World 1 National Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh Muslim University

India
Scholars 6 661 Σ H-Index 244
72 World 2 National University of Lorraine

University of Lorraine

France
Scholars 6 563 Σ H-Index 240
73 World 2 National Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Denmark
Scholars 5 693 Σ H-Index 231
74 World 8 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 6 653 Σ H-Index 227
75 World 25 National Utah State University

Utah State University

United States
Scholars 5 431 Σ H-Index 227
76 World 5 National Université Laval

Université Laval

Canada
Scholars 6 486 Σ H-Index 226
77 World 5 National Autonomous University of Barcelona

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Spain
Scholars 4 477 Σ H-Index 225
78 World 3 National University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

South Africa
Scholars 4 573 Σ H-Index 224
79 World 1 National Lincoln University

Lincoln University

New Zealand
Scholars 5 643 Σ H-Index 221
80 World 5 National University of Giessen

University of Giessen

Germany
Scholars 5 587 Σ H-Index 220
81 World 2 National University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 4 435 Σ H-Index 215
82 World 5 National University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 607 Σ H-Index 209
83 World 3 National Montpellier SupAgro

Montpellier SupAgro

France
Scholars 6 452 Σ H-Index 207
84 World 26 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 2 379 Σ H-Index 204
85 World 27 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 5 695 Σ H-Index 201
86 World 28 National University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

United States
Scholars 5 804 Σ H-Index 200
87 World 4 National University of Montpellier

University of Montpellier

France
Scholars 5 388 Σ H-Index 198
88 World 6 National University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 369 Σ H-Index 196
89 World 1 National University of Lisbon

University of Lisbon

Portugal
Scholars 4 561 Σ H-Index 196
90 World 7 National University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 446 Σ H-Index 189
91 World 8 National University of Essex

University of Essex

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 363 Σ H-Index 186
92 World 6 National University of Western Ontario

University of Western Ontario

Canada
Scholars 4 454 Σ H-Index 183
93 World 2 National Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University

India
Scholars 4 601 Σ H-Index 182
94 World 9 National University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 312 Σ H-Index 182
95 World 7 National University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Canada
Scholars 4 512 Σ H-Index 180
96 World 29 National Auburn University

Auburn University

United States
Scholars 3 395 Σ H-Index 180
97 World 2 National Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Brazil
Scholars 5 800 Σ H-Index 179
98 World 5 National Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées

France
Scholars 5 401 Σ H-Index 178
99 World 3 National University of Pisa

University of Pisa

Italy
Scholars 4 661 Σ H-Index 175
100 World 8 National University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Canada
Scholars 4 345 Σ H-Index 173

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