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.
201 World 13 National Freie Universität Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin

Germany
Scholars 1 222 Σ H-Index 80
202 World 7 National University of Siena

University of Siena

Italy
Scholars 2 220 Σ H-Index 79
203 World 46 National Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University

United States
Scholars 2 180 Σ H-Index 79
204 World 47 National Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 1 171 Σ H-Index 79
205 World 4 National Bar-Ilan University

Bar-Ilan University

Israel
Scholars 2 308 Σ H-Index 77
206 World 5 National Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands
Scholars 2 143 Σ H-Index 77
207 World 12 National Guangxi University

Guangxi University

China
Scholars 2 250 Σ H-Index 76
208 World 8 National University of Eastern Piedmont Amadeo Avogadro

University of Eastern Piedmont Amadeo Avogadro

Italy
Scholars 2 171 Σ H-Index 76
209 World 9 National University of Verona

University of Verona

Italy
Scholars 1 166 Σ H-Index 75
210 World 18 National University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 156 Σ H-Index 75
211 World 2 National King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Saudi Arabia
Scholars 1 149 Σ H-Index 75
212 World 6 National Kerala Agricultural University

Kerala Agricultural University

India
Scholars 2 264 Σ H-Index 74
213 World 19 National University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 146 Σ H-Index 74
214 World 48 National University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi

United States
Scholars 1 229 Σ H-Index 74
215 World 8 National Ishikawa Prefectural University

Ishikawa Prefectural University

Japan
Scholars 1 185 Σ H-Index 74
216 World 5 National Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Brazil
Scholars 2 320 Σ H-Index 73
217 World 3 National University of Turku

University of Turku

Finland
Scholars 2 187 Σ H-Index 73
218 World 4 National Forman Christian College

Forman Christian College

Pakistan
Scholars 1 135 Σ H-Index 73
219 World 5 National University of Neuchâtel

University of Neuchâtel

Switzerland
Scholars 1 169 Σ H-Index 72
220 World 10 National Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Italy
Scholars 2 229 Σ H-Index 71
221 World 11 National Marche Polytechnic University

Marche Polytechnic University

Italy
Scholars 2 168 Σ H-Index 71
222 World 49 National University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

United States
Scholars 2 161 Σ H-Index 71
223 World 1 National Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norway
Scholars 2 179 Σ H-Index 70
224 World 50 National University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Los Angeles

United States
Scholars 1 146 Σ H-Index 70
225 World 4 National Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 2 160 Σ H-Index 69
226 World 2 National University of Tartu

University of Tartu

Estonia
Scholars 2 117 Σ H-Index 68
227 World 18 National Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Australia
Scholars 1 203 Σ H-Index 68
228 World 14 National Bielefeld University

Bielefeld University

Germany
Scholars 2 211 Σ H-Index 67
229 World 6 National University of Amsterdam

University of Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 1 172 Σ H-Index 67
230 World 5 National Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Israel
Scholars 2 194 Σ H-Index 65
231 World 5 National Hasselt University

Hasselt University

Belgium
Scholars 2 125 Σ H-Index 65
232 World 20 National University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 2 113 Σ H-Index 65
233 World 12 National Tuscia University

Tuscia University

Italy
Scholars 1 180 Σ H-Index 65
234 World 3 National University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Portugal
Scholars 2 182 Σ H-Index 64
235 World 51 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 2 149 Σ H-Index 64
236 World 15 National Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Germany
Scholars 1 120 Σ H-Index 64
237 World 52 National Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University

United States
Scholars 1 115 Σ H-Index 64
238 World 13 National Sichuan Agricultural University

Sichuan Agricultural University

China
Scholars 2 306 Σ H-Index 63
239 World 13 National Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Canada
Scholars 2 168 Σ H-Index 63
240 World 16 National TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt

Germany
Scholars 1 227 Σ H-Index 63
241 World 1 National University of Nizwa

University of Nizwa

Oman
Scholars 1 202 Σ H-Index 63
242 World 9 National Bordeaux Sciences Agro

Bordeaux Sciences Agro

France
Scholars 1 166 Σ H-Index 63
243 World 6 National Federal University of Lavras

Federal University of Lavras

Brazil
Scholars 2 271 Σ H-Index 62
244 World 53 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 2 183 Σ H-Index 62
245 World 17 National Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Germany
Scholars 2 174 Σ H-Index 62
246 World 14 National Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Canada
Scholars 2 169 Σ H-Index 62
247 World 19 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 2 161 Σ H-Index 62
248 World 4 National University of Coimbra

University of Coimbra

Portugal
Scholars 1 161 Σ H-Index 62
249 World 1 National Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Bangladesh
Scholars 1 260 Σ H-Index 61
250 World 54 National Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

United States
Scholars 1 153 Σ H-Index 60
251 World 18 National University of Ulm

University of Ulm

Germany
Scholars 1 188 Σ H-Index 59
252 World 55 National Lincoln Memorial University

Lincoln Memorial University

United States
Scholars 1 172 Σ H-Index 59
253 World 7 National Karnatak University

Karnatak University

India
Scholars 1 175 Σ H-Index 58
254 World 21 National Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 117 Σ H-Index 58
255 World 14 National Hangzhou Normal University

Hangzhou Normal University

China
Scholars 1 105 Σ H-Index 58
256 World 5 National University of Swabi

University of Swabi

Pakistan
Scholars 1 149 Σ H-Index 57
257 World 22 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 100 Σ H-Index 57
258 World 56 National California State Polytechnic University

California State Polytechnic University

United States
Scholars 1 95 Σ H-Index 57
259 World 57 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 1 269 Σ H-Index 56
260 World 7 National University of Brasília

University of Brasília

Brazil
Scholars 1 121 Σ H-Index 56
261 World 3 National Konkuk University

Konkuk University

South Korea
Scholars 1 219 Σ H-Index 55
262 World 19 National University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany
Scholars 1 156 Σ H-Index 55
263 World 8 National University of Calcutta

University of Calcutta

India
Scholars 1 124 Σ H-Index 55
264 World 10 National Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

Claude Bernard University Lyon 1

France
Scholars 1 119 Σ H-Index 55
265 World 58 National University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 1 91 Σ H-Index 55
266 World 2 National Atatürk University

Atatürk University

Turkey
Scholars 1 331 Σ H-Index 54
267 World 23 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 137 Σ H-Index 54
268 World 11 National University of Bordeaux

University of Bordeaux

France
Scholars 1 92 Σ H-Index 54
269 World 6 National University of Geneva

University of Geneva

Switzerland
Scholars 1 153 Σ H-Index 53
270 World 59 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 1 111 Σ H-Index 53
271 World 1 National Masaryk University

Masaryk University

Czech Republic
Scholars 1 154 Σ H-Index 52
272 World 24 National University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 285 Σ H-Index 50
273 World 15 National Qingdao Agricultural University

Qingdao Agricultural University

China
Scholars 1 189 Σ H-Index 50
274 World 12 National Jaume I University

Jaume I University

Spain
Scholars 1 124 Σ H-Index 50
275 World 7 National University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Netherlands
Scholars 1 114 Σ H-Index 50
276 World 16 National Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University

China
Scholars 1 78 Σ H-Index 50
277 World 9 National Visvesvaraya Technological University

Visvesvaraya Technological University

India
Scholars 1 129 Σ H-Index 49
278 World 25 National University of Surrey

University of Surrey

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 105 Σ H-Index 49
279 World 26 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 214 Σ H-Index 48
280 World 1 National University Of Thessaly

University Of Thessaly

Greece
Scholars 1 203 Σ H-Index 48
281 World 13 National University of Cádiz

University of Cádiz

Spain
Scholars 1 132 Σ H-Index 48
282 World 1 National University of Gdańsk

University of Gdańsk

Poland
Scholars 1 140 Σ H-Index 47
283 World 12 National University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne

France
Scholars 1 129 Σ H-Index 47
284 World 17 National Fudan University

Fudan University

China
Scholars 1 125 Σ H-Index 47
285 World 27 National University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 96 Σ H-Index 47
286 World 9 National Tokyo Metropolitan University

Tokyo Metropolitan University

Japan
Scholars 1 147 Σ H-Index 46
287 World 20 National Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University

Australia
Scholars 1 98 Σ H-Index 46
288 World 60 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 1 77 Σ H-Index 46
289 World 4 National University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa
Scholars 1 148 Σ H-Index 45
290 World 20 National TU Dresden

TU Dresden

Germany
Scholars 1 110 Σ H-Index 45
291 World 10 National The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

Japan
Scholars 1 96 Σ H-Index 45
292 World 61 National West Virginia University

West Virginia University

United States
Scholars 1 60 Σ H-Index 45
293 World 3 National Yeditepe University

Yeditepe University

Turkey
Scholars 1 145 Σ H-Index 44
294 World 6 National Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Pakistan
Scholars 1 126 Σ H-Index 44
295 World 5 National University of Gothenburg

University of Gothenburg

Sweden
Scholars 1 104 Σ H-Index 44
296 World 28 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 1 100 Σ H-Index 44
297 World 21 National University of Konstanz

University of Konstanz

Germany
Scholars 1 95 Σ H-Index 44
298 World 62 National University of Toledo

University of Toledo

United States
Scholars 1 72 Σ H-Index 44
299 World 22 National Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Germany
Scholars 1 135 Σ H-Index 43
300 World 6 National Linköping University

Linköping University

Sweden
Scholars 1 110 Σ H-Index 43

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