Best Social Sciences and Humanities Universities

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.
101 World 11 National Griffith University

Griffith University

Australia
Scholars 14 2,000 Σ H-Index 549
102 World 7 National Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Netherlands
Scholars 14 1,635 Σ H-Index 549
103 World 52 National Georgia State University

Georgia State University

United States
Scholars 14 1,254 Σ H-Index 534
104 World 24 National University of Bath

University of Bath

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 1,541 Σ H-Index 522
105 World 1 National Karolinska Institute

Karolinska Institute

Sweden
Scholars 13 1,461 Σ H-Index 522
106 World 1 National University of the Witwatersrand

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa
Scholars 11 2,062 Σ H-Index 522
107 World 53 National University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

United States
Scholars 12 1,292 Σ H-Index 514
108 World 25 National University of Southampton

University of Southampton

United Kingdom
Scholars 13 1,558 Σ H-Index 506
109 World 1 National University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen

Denmark
Scholars 11 1,387 Σ H-Index 503
110 World 1 National University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

China
Scholars 13 1,509 Σ H-Index 492
111 World 8 National University of Calgary

University of Calgary

Canada
Scholars 12 1,351 Σ H-Index 482
112 World 54 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 11 1,221 Σ H-Index 482
113 World 55 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 13 1,439 Σ H-Index 478
114 World 1 National University of Auckland

University of Auckland

New Zealand
Scholars 11 1,456 Σ H-Index 477
115 World 56 National Georgetown University

Georgetown University

United States
Scholars 12 1,376 Σ H-Index 469
116 World 8 National University of Twente

University of Twente

Netherlands
Scholars 12 1,350 Σ H-Index 457
117 World 26 National City, University of London

City, University of London

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,169 Σ H-Index 455
118 World 1 National Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University

Israel
Scholars 11 746 Σ H-Index 448
119 World 27 National University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

United Kingdom
Scholars 10 1,220 Σ H-Index 447
120 World 57 National Temple University

Temple University

United States
Scholars 11 940 Σ H-Index 444
121 World 1 National Université Paris Cité

Université Paris Cité

France
Scholars 10 1,178 Σ H-Index 433
122 World 2 National University of Otago

University of Otago

New Zealand
Scholars 10 1,486 Σ H-Index 432
123 World 9 National University of Western Ontario

University of Western Ontario

Canada
Scholars 12 1,282 Σ H-Index 426
124 World 58 National University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina

United States
Scholars 10 1,114 Σ H-Index 419
125 World 59 National North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University

United States
Scholars 9 1,324 Σ H-Index 419
126 World 28 National University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom
Scholars 8 1,100 Σ H-Index 418
127 World 1 National National University of Ireland

National University of Ireland

Ireland
Scholars 10 1,371 Σ H-Index 417
128 World 29 National University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 11 1,162 Σ H-Index 407
129 World 2 National University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town

South Africa
Scholars 10 1,454 Σ H-Index 397
130 World 30 National Imperial College London

Imperial College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 9 1,186 Σ H-Index 395
131 World 10 National University of Victoria

University of Victoria

Canada
Scholars 10 1,283 Σ H-Index 390
132 World 2 National Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong

China
Scholars 9 1,130 Σ H-Index 387
133 World 60 National San Diego State University

San Diego State University

United States
Scholars 9 965 Σ H-Index 385
134 World 2 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 7 1,057 Σ H-Index 382
135 World 3 National Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 10 773 Σ H-Index 380
136 World 12 National University of Newcastle Australia

University of Newcastle Australia

Australia
Scholars 9 1,246 Σ H-Index 380
137 World 2 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel
Scholars 10 993 Σ H-Index 378
138 World 11 National University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Canada
Scholars 10 1,421 Σ H-Index 368
139 World 12 National University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Canada
Scholars 9 1,294 Σ H-Index 368
140 World 61 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 9 931 Σ H-Index 364
141 World 62 National Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 9 975 Σ H-Index 363
142 World 9 National Tilburg University

Tilburg University

Netherlands
Scholars 9 1,256 Σ H-Index 362
143 World 63 National University of Kansas

University of Kansas

United States
Scholars 9 825 Σ H-Index 360
144 World 1 National Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany
Scholars 8 1,092 Σ H-Index 359
145 World 64 National Northeastern University

Northeastern University

United States
Scholars 9 987 Σ H-Index 358
146 World 65 National University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst

United States
Scholars 9 846 Σ H-Index 356
147 World 66 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 8 926 Σ H-Index 355
148 World 67 National University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

United States
Scholars 10 1,069 Σ H-Index 354
149 World 68 National The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

United States
Scholars 6 865 Σ H-Index 353
150 World 10 National Leiden University

Leiden University

Netherlands
Scholars 9 699 Σ H-Index 351
151 World 13 National Flinders University

Flinders University

Australia
Scholars 9 1,309 Σ H-Index 347
152 World 69 National University of Virginia

University of Virginia

United States
Scholars 10 852 Σ H-Index 345
153 World 14 National University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

Australia
Scholars 8 1,028 Σ H-Index 338
154 World 70 National Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 10 640 Σ H-Index 333
155 World 1 National National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Scholars 8 917 Σ H-Index 333
156 World 71 National University of South Florida

University of South Florida

United States
Scholars 9 839 Σ H-Index 332
157 World 72 National Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

United States
Scholars 8 677 Σ H-Index 330
158 World 1 National Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University

Spain
Scholars 7 1,028 Σ H-Index 329
159 World 15 National La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Australia
Scholars 9 1,274 Σ H-Index 321
160 World 73 National George Washington University

George Washington University

United States
Scholars 9 973 Σ H-Index 321
161 World 74 National Tufts University

Tufts University

United States
Scholars 8 686 Σ H-Index 317
162 World 75 National University of Oregon

University of Oregon

United States
Scholars 7 746 Σ H-Index 317
163 World 4 National University of Gothenburg

University of Gothenburg

Sweden
Scholars 7 863 Σ H-Index 316
164 World 76 National Brandeis University

Brandeis University

United States
Scholars 8 732 Σ H-Index 309
165 World 13 National York University

York University

Canada
Scholars 7 791 Σ H-Index 307
166 World 31 National Brunel University London

Brunel University London

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 923 Σ H-Index 306
167 World 1 National University of Oslo

University of Oslo

Norway
Scholars 8 821 Σ H-Index 303
168 World 32 National University of Kent

University of Kent

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 1,017 Σ H-Index 303
169 World 77 National University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati

United States
Scholars 6 789 Σ H-Index 302
170 World 16 National University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia

Australia
Scholars 8 896 Σ H-Index 298
171 World 33 National University of Stirling

University of Stirling

United Kingdom
Scholars 8 918 Σ H-Index 297
172 World 2 National Universität Hamburg

Universität Hamburg

Germany
Scholars 6 821 Σ H-Index 292
173 World 3 National Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

New Zealand
Scholars 8 853 Σ H-Index 288
174 World 1 National ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 7 1,044 Σ H-Index 288
175 World 1 National University of Vienna

University of Vienna

Austria
Scholars 7 817 Σ H-Index 287
176 World 78 National University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham

United States
Scholars 7 610 Σ H-Index 287
177 World 17 National Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

Australia
Scholars 6 1,245 Σ H-Index 282
178 World 79 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 8 638 Σ H-Index 279
179 World 18 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 7 1,077 Σ H-Index 278
180 World 80 National University of Colorado Denver

University of Colorado Denver

United States
Scholars 7 642 Σ H-Index 274
181 World 2 National University of Bergen

University of Bergen

Norway
Scholars 7 832 Σ H-Index 272
182 World 34 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 707 Σ H-Index 272
183 World 2 National Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore
Scholars 8 882 Σ H-Index 269
184 World 81 National University of Missouri

University of Missouri

United States
Scholars 6 528 Σ H-Index 269
185 World 3 National Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt

Germany
Scholars 4 733 Σ H-Index 268
186 World 11 National Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands
Scholars 6 693 Σ H-Index 267
187 World 19 National University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Australia
Scholars 5 931 Σ H-Index 267
188 World 82 National Syracuse University

Syracuse University

United States
Scholars 7 781 Σ H-Index 263
189 World 3 National University of Haifa

University of Haifa

Israel
Scholars 7 665 Σ H-Index 263
190 World 83 National Purdue University West Lafayette

Purdue University West Lafayette

United States
Scholars 7 553 Σ H-Index 259
191 World 14 National Queen's University

Queen's University

Canada
Scholars 6 782 Σ H-Index 259
192 World 35 National University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 588 Σ H-Index 259
193 World 84 National University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

United States
Scholars 7 686 Σ H-Index 257
194 World 1 National Universidade de São Paulo

Universidade de São Paulo

Brazil
Scholars 6 539 Σ H-Index 254
195 World 20 National University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Australia
Scholars 5 677 Σ H-Index 251
196 World 2 National University of Zurich

University of Zurich

Switzerland
Scholars 7 751 Σ H-Index 250
197 World 85 National Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

United States
Scholars 6 521 Σ H-Index 250
198 World 4 National University of Mannheim

University of Mannheim

Germany
Scholars 6 765 Σ H-Index 247
199 World 86 National Tulane University

Tulane University

United States
Scholars 6 613 Σ H-Index 247
200 World 87 National George Mason University

George Mason University

United States
Scholars 6 727 Σ H-Index 245

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