Best Social Sciences and Humanities Universities in South Africa 2022

The 1st edition of 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.

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.
106 World 1 National Scholars 11 2,062 Σ D-index 522
129 World 2 National Scholars 10 1,454 Σ D-index 397
318 World 3 National Scholars 2 465 Σ D-index 111
339 World 4 National Scholars 2 458 Σ D-index 98
365 World 5 National Scholars 2 414 Σ D-index 87
373 World 6 National Scholars 2 201 Σ D-index 84
406 World 7 National Scholars 2 295 Σ D-index 71
415 World 8 National
University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria

South Africa
Scholars 2 202 Σ D-index 70

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