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.
101 World 9 National James Cook University

James Cook University

Australia
Scholars 4 342 Σ H-Index 173
102 World 10 National Curtin University

Curtin University

Australia
Scholars 3 650 Σ H-Index 173
103 World 30 National Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 4 353 Σ H-Index 172
104 World 4 National Hokkaido University

Hokkaido University

Japan
Scholars 4 633 Σ H-Index 170
105 World 2 National Government College University, Faisalabad

Government College University, Faisalabad

Pakistan
Scholars 3 779 Σ H-Index 169
106 World 6 National University of Barcelona

University of Barcelona

Spain
Scholars 3 462 Σ H-Index 169
107 World 31 National University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

United States
Scholars 3 432 Σ H-Index 169
108 World 3 National University of Basel

University of Basel

Switzerland
Scholars 3 396 Σ H-Index 167
109 World 32 National University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 4 437 Σ H-Index 165
110 World 11 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 3 319 Σ H-Index 165
111 World 6 National University of Würzburg

University of Würzburg

Germany
Scholars 3 291 Σ H-Index 165
112 World 33 National Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

United States
Scholars 3 536 Σ H-Index 164
113 World 1 National University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

Austria
Scholars 4 363 Σ H-Index 158
114 World 4 National Huazhong Agricultural University

Huazhong Agricultural University

China
Scholars 3 447 Σ H-Index 158
115 World 9 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 3 568 Σ H-Index 156
116 World 1 National Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Mexico
Scholars 3 554 Σ H-Index 156
117 World 7 National University of Bayreuth

University of Bayreuth

Germany
Scholars 3 370 Σ H-Index 155
118 World 1 National Estonian University of Life Sciences

Estonian University of Life Sciences

Estonia
Scholars 2 636 Σ H-Index 151
119 World 10 National Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 529 Σ H-Index 147
120 World 5 National Okayama University

Okayama University

Japan
Scholars 2 315 Σ H-Index 145
121 World 11 National Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 403 Σ H-Index 142
122 World 3 National Amity University

Amity University

India
Scholars 3 498 Σ H-Index 141
123 World 34 National University of Nevada Reno

University of Nevada Reno

United States
Scholars 3 295 Σ H-Index 141
124 World 12 National Newcastle University

Newcastle University

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 256 Σ H-Index 138
125 World 3 National Leiden University

Leiden University

Netherlands
Scholars 3 278 Σ H-Index 137
126 World 12 National Central Queensland University

Central Queensland University

Australia
Scholars 4 497 Σ H-Index 133
127 World 13 National Cranfield University

Cranfield University

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 429 Σ H-Index 132
128 World 5 National Northwest A&F University

Northwest A&F University

China
Scholars 4 416 Σ H-Index 131
129 World 1 National National University of Ireland

National University of Ireland

Ireland
Scholars 4 301 Σ H-Index 130
130 World 8 National University of Tübingen

University of Tübingen

Germany
Scholars 3 397 Σ H-Index 130
131 World 10 National University of Quebec

University of Quebec

Canada
Scholars 3 389 Σ H-Index 129
132 World 35 National University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States
Scholars 2 249 Σ H-Index 129
133 World 36 National Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

United States
Scholars 3 334 Σ H-Index 128
134 World 1 National Kyungpook National University

Kyungpook National University

South Korea
Scholars 3 441 Σ H-Index 127
135 World 6 National Lanzhou University

Lanzhou University

China
Scholars 3 357 Σ H-Index 127
136 World 4 National Panjab University

Panjab University

India
Scholars 3 327 Σ H-Index 125
137 World 6 National Chiba University

Chiba University

Japan
Scholars 3 575 Σ H-Index 124
138 World 13 National University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

Australia
Scholars 2 375 Σ H-Index 124
139 World 4 National Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Italy
Scholars 4 539 Σ H-Index 123
140 World 1 National King Saud University

King Saud University

Saudi Arabia
Scholars 3 482 Σ H-Index 123
141 World 7 National Southwest University

Southwest University

China
Scholars 2 428 Σ H-Index 123
142 World 37 National Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 2 301 Σ H-Index 122
143 World 1 National Sabancı University

Sabancı University

Turkey
Scholars 2 270 Σ H-Index 122
144 World 38 National Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 2 262 Σ H-Index 122
145 World 9 National University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg

Germany
Scholars 2 531 Σ H-Index 120
146 World 1 National University of Ljubljana

University of Ljubljana

Slovenia
Scholars 3 386 Σ H-Index 119
147 World 7 National Technical University of Madrid

Technical University of Madrid

Spain
Scholars 3 312 Σ H-Index 119
148 World 8 National University of Granada

University of Granada

Spain
Scholars 3 401 Σ H-Index 118
149 World 14 National Bangor University

Bangor University

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 424 Σ H-Index 115
150 World 5 National University of Trieste

University of Trieste

Italy
Scholars 2 217 Σ H-Index 113
151 World 14 National Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

Australia
Scholars 2 210 Σ H-Index 112
152 World 3 National Umeå University

Umeå University

Sweden
Scholars 2 209 Σ H-Index 111
153 World 2 National University of Vienna

University of Vienna

Austria
Scholars 3 279 Σ H-Index 108
154 World 15 National Griffith University

Griffith University

Australia
Scholars 2 350 Σ H-Index 108
155 World 2 National Weizmann Institute of Science

Weizmann Institute of Science

Israel
Scholars 2 254 Σ H-Index 108
156 World 6 National University of Bologna

University of Bologna

Italy
Scholars 3 314 Σ H-Index 106
157 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 2 307 Σ H-Index 106
158 World 1 National Mae Fah Luang University

Mae Fah Luang University

Thailand
Scholars 1 1,014 Σ H-Index 106
159 World 15 National Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 242 Σ H-Index 105
160 World 4 National Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 2 217 Σ H-Index 103
161 World 3 National State University of Campinas

State University of Campinas

Brazil
Scholars 3 347 Σ H-Index 102
162 World 11 National University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

Canada
Scholars 2 197 Σ H-Index 102
163 World 5 National University of Delhi

University of Delhi

India
Scholars 3 259 Σ H-Index 101
164 World 39 National Montana State University

Montana State University

United States
Scholars 2 284 Σ H-Index 101
165 World 16 National Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University

Australia
Scholars 3 313 Σ H-Index 100
166 World 8 National Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

China
Scholars 3 247 Σ H-Index 100
167 World 4 National University of Bern

University of Bern

Switzerland
Scholars 2 233 Σ H-Index 100
168 World 9 National Universitat Politècnica de València

Universitat Politècnica de València

Spain
Scholars 3 411 Σ H-Index 99
169 World 4 National Sao Paulo State University

Sao Paulo State University

Brazil
Scholars 3 517 Σ H-Index 97
170 World 9 National Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Baptist University

China
Scholars 1 291 Σ H-Index 97
171 World 40 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 2 196 Σ H-Index 96
172 World 17 National La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Australia
Scholars 2 372 Σ H-Index 95
173 World 10 National Nanjing Normal University

Nanjing Normal University

China
Scholars 2 315 Σ H-Index 95
174 World 2 National Chungbuk National University

Chungbuk National University

South Korea
Scholars 2 321 Σ H-Index 94
175 World 10 National University of Hannover

University of Hannover

Germany
Scholars 2 292 Σ H-Index 94
176 World 3 National University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck

Austria
Scholars 3 220 Σ H-Index 93
177 World 11 National University of Kassel

University of Kassel

Germany
Scholars 2 389 Σ H-Index 93
178 World 11 National Yangzhou University

Yangzhou University

China
Scholars 2 259 Σ H-Index 93
179 World 41 National Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

United States
Scholars 2 246 Σ H-Index 93
180 World 42 National Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 2 162 Σ H-Index 90
181 World 2 National Université Catholique de Louvain

Université Catholique de Louvain

Belgium
Scholars 2 293 Σ H-Index 89
182 World 43 National University of California, Santa Cruz

University of California, Santa Cruz

United States
Scholars 2 176 Σ H-Index 89
183 World 16 National University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 131 Σ H-Index 88
184 World 12 National Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany
Scholars 2 347 Σ H-Index 87
185 World 2 National Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Portugal
Scholars 2 232 Σ H-Index 86
186 World 3 National Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University

Israel
Scholars 2 162 Σ H-Index 85
187 World 10 National University of Navarra

University of Navarra

Spain
Scholars 2 158 Σ H-Index 85
188 World 6 National University of Clermont Auvergne

University of Clermont Auvergne

France
Scholars 1 243 Σ H-Index 85
189 World 3 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 2 280 Σ H-Index 84
190 World 11 National University of Malaga

University of Malaga

Spain
Scholars 2 220 Σ H-Index 84
191 World 7 National Utsunomiya University

Utsunomiya University

Japan
Scholars 2 169 Σ H-Index 84
192 World 17 National Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 178 Σ H-Index 84
193 World 12 National Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University

Canada
Scholars 2 202 Σ H-Index 82
194 World 44 National Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 2 177 Σ H-Index 82
195 World 3 National University of Karachi

University of Karachi

Pakistan
Scholars 2 252 Σ H-Index 81
196 World 7 National Université de Caen Normandie

Université de Caen Normandie

France
Scholars 2 195 Σ H-Index 81
197 World 2 National University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

New Zealand
Scholars 2 226 Σ H-Index 80
198 World 45 National University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

United States
Scholars 2 157 Σ H-Index 80
199 World 8 National University of Picardie Jules Verne

University of Picardie Jules Verne

France
Scholars 2 154 Σ H-Index 80
200 World 4 National University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp

Belgium
Scholars 1 281 Σ H-Index 80

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