Best Social Sciences and Humanities Universities in the World 2022

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Social Sciences and Humanities 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 Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 987 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
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States
Scholars 96 11,820 Σ D-index 4,432
2 World 2 National Scholars 83 8,243 Σ D-index 3,660
3 World 3 National Scholars 74 7,528 Σ D-index 3,159
4 World 1 National
University College London

University College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 76 9,243 Σ D-index 3,147
5 World 4 National
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States
Scholars 70 7,604 Σ D-index 3,146
6 World 5 National
Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

United States
Scholars 64 8,124 Σ D-index 2,842
7 World 6 National
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States
Scholars 59 6,856 Σ D-index 2,694
8 World 1 National Scholars 56 6,526 Σ D-index 2,534
9 World 7 National Scholars 53 5,703 Σ D-index 2,398
10 World 2 National
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom
Scholars 52 7,445 Σ D-index 2,307
11 World 8 National
Duke University

Duke University

United States
Scholars 51 5,075 Σ D-index 2,261
12 World 1 National Scholars 48 6,676 Σ D-index 2,063
13 World 3 National
University of Manchester

University of Manchester

United Kingdom
Scholars 48 6,234 Σ D-index 2,050
14 World 9 National Scholars 45 4,691 Σ D-index 1,971
15 World 10 National Scholars 47 4,636 Σ D-index 1,959
16 World 11 National
New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 44 5,200 Σ D-index 1,778
17 World 12 National Scholars 41 4,369 Σ D-index 1,768
18 World 2 National Scholars 43 4,772 Σ D-index 1,734
19 World 13 National
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States
Scholars 43 3,476 Σ D-index 1,693
20 World 2 National Scholars 42 5,653 Σ D-index 1,689
21 World 14 National
Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 38 4,101 Σ D-index 1,618
22 World 15 National Scholars 38 4,078 Σ D-index 1,596
23 World 4 National Scholars 33 4,789 Σ D-index 1,536
24 World 16 National Scholars 34 3,945 Σ D-index 1,502
25 World 17 National
Indiana University

Indiana University

United States
Scholars 35 3,438 Σ D-index 1,491
26 World 1 National
Maastricht University

Maastricht University

Netherlands
Scholars 36 4,221 Σ D-index 1,487
27 World 18 National Scholars 37 3,176 Σ D-index 1,468
28 World 19 National
University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

United States
Scholars 35 3,833 Σ D-index 1,462
29 World 2 National
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands
Scholars 33 3,760 Σ D-index 1,420
30 World 20 National
Cornell University

Cornell University

United States
Scholars 35 3,580 Σ D-index 1,414
31 World 5 National
University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom
Scholars 29 3,674 Σ D-index 1,350
32 World 21 National Scholars 34 3,302 Σ D-index 1,341
33 World 3 National Scholars 30 4,416 Σ D-index 1,333
34 World 22 National Scholars 32 3,062 Σ D-index 1,322
35 World 23 National
Northwestern University

Northwestern University

United States
Scholars 30 3,146 Σ D-index 1,299
36 World 24 National
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States
Scholars 23 3,428 Σ D-index 1,293
37 World 25 National
Yale University

Yale University

United States
Scholars 29 2,812 Σ D-index 1,281
38 World 3 National Scholars 29 3,474 Σ D-index 1,183
39 World 26 National Scholars 30 3,237 Σ D-index 1,178
40 World 6 National
King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 28 3,648 Σ D-index 1,136
41 World 27 National Scholars 30 2,413 Σ D-index 1,135
42 World 3 National
UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 24 3,252 Σ D-index 1,106
43 World 28 National
University of Chicago

University of Chicago

United States
Scholars 22 2,734 Σ D-index 1,105
44 World 7 National
University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 26 3,106 Σ D-index 1,083
45 World 8 National
University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom
Scholars 26 3,023 Σ D-index 1,058
46 World 4 National Scholars 22 2,955 Σ D-index 1,033
47 World 29 National Scholars 25 2,286 Σ D-index 1,025
48 World 4 National
Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 24 3,385 Σ D-index 1,011
49 World 30 National Scholars 21 2,378 Σ D-index 1,001
50 World 9 National
University of Sussex

University of Sussex

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 3,112 Σ D-index 993
51 World 10 National
Lancaster University

Lancaster University

United Kingdom
Scholars 22 2,665 Σ D-index 991
52 World 31 National Scholars 23 2,685 Σ D-index 981
53 World 32 National Scholars 14 2,542 Σ D-index 947
54 World 33 National
Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 24 2,336 Σ D-index 940
55 World 34 National
MIT

MIT

United States
Scholars 23 2,260 Σ D-index 931
56 World 1 National
KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 23 3,079 Σ D-index 924
57 World 11 National
University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 23 2,509 Σ D-index 894
58 World 35 National Scholars 22 2,142 Σ D-index 891
59 World 12 National
University of York

University of York

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 2,607 Σ D-index 891
60 World 5 National Scholars 21 2,948 Σ D-index 888
61 World 13 National
University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 21 2,221 Σ D-index 888
62 World 36 National Scholars 23 2,089 Σ D-index 886
63 World 14 National
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom
Scholars 20 2,677 Σ D-index 861
64 World 15 National
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 17 2,125 Σ D-index 836
65 World 2 National Scholars 20 2,903 Σ D-index 833
66 World 16 National
Cardiff University

Cardiff University

United Kingdom
Scholars 19 2,439 Σ D-index 825
67 World 4 National Scholars 20 2,532 Σ D-index 822
68 World 37 National
University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 19 1,834 Σ D-index 821
69 World 38 National Scholars 20 2,022 Σ D-index 792
70 World 39 National
Emory University

Emory University

United States
Scholars 20 1,903 Σ D-index 789
71 World 5 National Scholars 17 1,814 Σ D-index 759
72 World 17 National
University of Surrey

University of Surrey

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 2,013 Σ D-index 743
73 World 40 National Scholars 18 1,676 Σ D-index 740
74 World 41 National
Boston University

Boston University

United States
Scholars 19 1,984 Σ D-index 739
75 World 18 National
Newcastle University

Newcastle University

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 2,153 Σ D-index 729
76 World 1 National Scholars 15 1,875 Σ D-index 728
77 World 19 National
Loughborough University

Loughborough University

United Kingdom
Scholars 19 1,899 Σ D-index 721
78 World 6 National Scholars 16 2,469 Σ D-index 721
79 World 42 National Scholars 18 1,950 Σ D-index 713
80 World 7 National Scholars 16 2,747 Σ D-index 698
81 World 43 National
Boston College

Boston College

United States
Scholars 14 1,866 Σ D-index 698
82 World 20 National
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,727 Σ D-index 694
83 World 21 National
University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 17 1,974 Σ D-index 671
84 World 5 National Scholars 16 1,944 Σ D-index 660
85 World 44 National
Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 15 1,537 Σ D-index 655
86 World 6 National Scholars 17 1,678 Σ D-index 654
87 World 45 National
University of Georgia

University of Georgia

United States
Scholars 16 1,652 Σ D-index 654
88 World 22 National
The Open University

The Open University

United Kingdom
Scholars 15 2,101 Σ D-index 651
89 World 8 National Scholars 14 2,165 Σ D-index 644
90 World 23 National
Durham University

Durham University

United Kingdom
Scholars 16 1,699 Σ D-index 635
91 World 46 National Scholars 16 1,701 Σ D-index 627
92 World 47 National
University of Florida

University of Florida

United States
Scholars 16 1,413 Σ D-index 627
93 World 9 National
Deakin University

Deakin University

Australia
Scholars 16 2,064 Σ D-index 626
94 World 48 National
Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

United States
Scholars 16 1,902 Σ D-index 615
95 World 49 National
University of Arizona

University of Arizona

United States
Scholars 14 1,418 Σ D-index 603
96 World 50 National Scholars 15 1,609 Σ D-index 595
97 World 6 National Scholars 14 1,570 Σ D-index 575
98 World 7 National Scholars 16 1,696 Σ D-index 573
99 World 10 National
Curtin University

Curtin University

Australia
Scholars 11 1,936 Σ D-index 572
100 World 51 National
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

United States
Scholars 14 1,486 Σ D-index 569

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