Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph
by December 6th 2021.
This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Biology and Biochemistry discipline and
affiliated with Heidelberg University.
There are a total of 41 researchers included with 2 of them also being included in the global ranking.
The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists
in Heidelberg University is 2,382 with a mean value for
the h-index of 58.10. The total sum of
publications for the best scientists in Heidelberg University is 6,284 with the
mean value for publications per scientist of 153.27.
Heidelberg University is a public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was established in 1386 through Pope Urban IV. Its official name is the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg or Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in German. The third university founded during the days of the Roman Empire, it is the oldest university in Germany and one of the oldest surviving institutions of higher learning in the world. It is ranked number one in Germany and 42nd globally.
Heidelberg University Key Statistics
The university has 12 faculties and offers degree programs in over 100 disciplines at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels. The faculties include the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of BioSciences, and the Faculty of Law.
Heidelberg University has a total of 28,649 students, including undergraduates and postgraduates. It also employs 8,377 administrative staff and 6,072 academic staff. The university has three campuses, namely, the Old Town Campus, the New Campus, and Burgheim Campus.
The university’s library contains approximately 3.2 million books, 500,000 other media, such as microfilms and videotapes, and 10,732 scientific periodicals. It also has 6,600 manuscripts on display, including the Codex Manesse, 1,800 incunabula, 110,500 autographs, and an ancient map, painting, and picture collection.
Other Heidelberg University key statistics include 699 Erasmus arrangements with European universities and partnerships with 27 countries abroad. It has also produced a wealth of prominent and influential personalities, including 11 Nobel laureates and 19 Leibniz awardees.
Heidelberg University Research
Heidelberg is committed to its systematic research university plan. The university receives research grants from the German Research Foundation, the European Research Council, and third parties, such as the State of Baden-Württemberg. In 2019, it received 460.2 million euros in state grants.
Its top three research fields are medicine, physics, and biology. The university's researchers' works have been published in The Lancet, Nature, and The New England Journal of Medicine. The top conferences where the university's researchers have presented papers/attended are Web Science, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, and Meeting of the Association of Computer Linguistics.
The most cited research output produced by researchers at Heidelberg University is Aad et al.’s (2012) “Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC,” published in Physics Letters B. This paper received 19,697 citations. The second most cited article is Ade et al.’s (2016) “Planck 2015 results - XIII. Cosmological parameters.” This article was published in Astronomy and Astrophysics and has generated 17,560 citations. The third is Amsler et al.’s (1996) “Review of Particle Physics,” published in Physics Letters B. This paper received 16,007 citations.
The university has 27 collaborative research centers and 10 research training groups. Some of these centers are the Center for Advanced Materials, the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University, and the Center for Organismal Studies.
The Heidelberg University Hospital is part of the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) Heidelberg, a collaborative research facility operated by the university with the German Cancer Aid and the German Cancer Research Center.
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.
Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record
of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic
community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.
We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 40 within the area of
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