Scientist and Universty Rankings 2023

Africa Scientist and University Rankings 2023

AD Scientific Index analyzes academic studies from 53 countries, 1222 universities/institutions, and 56.210 scientists by using numerous criteria to present results to be used for the evaluation of productivity and efficiency by individuals and institutions. In addition to sorting by the “total H-index” you can find here, you can examine several rankings and analyses by the "last 5 years H-index", "total i10 index", "last 5 years' i10 index", "total number of citations", and “last 5 years’ citations”. Please read the methodology section for “Limitations and Possible Reasons Why a Scientist Is Not on This List”. Click for registration.

AD Scientific Index - Africa World Scientist Rankings - 2023 H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University / Institution Country Region World Name Country University / Institution Subject Total Last 5 year Last 5 year/total Total Last 5 year Last 5 year/total Total Last 5 year Last 5 year/total
1 1 1 146
Morocco Université Mohammed V de Rabat Université Mohammed V de Rabat Natural Sciences / Physics

Nuclear Physics | Medical Physics | High Energy Physics |

220 171 0.777 942 853 0.906 233863 138359 0.592
2 2 2 150
Morocco Université Mohammed V de Rabat Université Mohammed V de Rabat Natural Sciences / Physics

High Energy Physics | Astronomy | Engineering | Grid Computing |

219 171 0.781 863 810 0.939 251822 147086 0.584
1 1 3 230
Egypt Zewail City of Science and Technology Zewail City of Science and Technology Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics and Astronomy |

207 155 0.749 897 831 0.926 232281 136806 0.589
1 1 4 231
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Natural Sciences / Physics

High Energy Particle Physics |

207 153 0.739 997 810 0.812 230543 125340 0.544
2 2 5 552
Egypt Zewail City of Science and Technology Zewail City of Science and Technology Natural Sciences / Physics

High Energy Physics |

181 148 0.818 854 740 0.867 164162 104244 0.635
1 3 6 636
Egypt Cairo University Cairo University Natural Sciences / Physics

nuclear Physics | high energy Physics |

176 145 0.824 607 580 0.956 148604 95236 0.641
1 4 7 947
Egypt Fayoum University Fayoum University Natural Sciences / Physics

High Energy Physics |

159 119 0.748 450 415 0.922 125289 71340 0.569
1 2 8 957
South Africa University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg Natural Sciences / Physics

HEP | LHC | ATLAS |

159 150 0.943 575 575 1.000 93619 82463 0.881
2 3 9 975
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Psychiatry

Anxiety disorders | Psychiatry in Africa |

158 109 0.690 1034 877 0.848 122678 73851 0.602
1 4 10 1386
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Natural Sciences / Biological Science

invasion ecology | invasion biology | invasion science | conservation biology | biological invasions |

144 105 0.729 467 404 0.865 83842 39843 0.475
1 5 11 1925
Egypt Ain Shams University Ain Shams University Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics | Computer Science. |

133 98 0.737 258 227 0.880 97309 50429 0.518
1 5 12 2085
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Physics

Particle Physics |

131 98 0.748 571 424 0.743 90892 47849 0.526
3 6 13 2914
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics | Thermal Models | particle Physics |

121 100 0.826 438 345 0.788 66855 37924 0.567
2 6 14 2959
Egypt Ain Shams University Ain Shams University Natural Sciences / Physics

Particle Physics | High Energy Physics | Nuclear Physics | CMS | CERN |

121 117 0.967 281 279 0.993 46653 42786 0.917
1 1 15 3325
Nigeria University of Ibadan University of Ibadan Medical and Health Sciences / Psychiatry

Psychiatry |

117 89 0.761 400 338 0.845 83719 54127 0.647
1 1 16 3427
Algeria Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes Natural Sciences / Mathematics

Nanocomposites | Mechanics of Nano-structures | Composite structures | Applied Mathematics | Plates and Shells |

117 108 0.923 389 347 0.892 37850 30860 0.815
1 7 17 3610
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Agriculture & Forestry / Forestry

forest protection | mycology | entomology | biotechnology |

115 74 0.643 964 663 0.688 65097 32149 0.494
1 8 18 4102
South Africa Nelson Mandela University Nelson Mandela University Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Plant diversity and evolution | palaeovegetation science | conservation science |

112 55 0.491 370 260 0.703 41311 12867 0.311
2 9 19 4669
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Physics

High Energy physics | Grid Computing |

108 95 0.880 305 289 0.948 57363 36046 0.628
2 10 20 4682
South Africa University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg Natural Sciences / Physics

Nuclear Physics | Particle Physics | Diamond Physics | Quantum Physics |

108 94 0.870 289 229 0.792 53564 37973 0.709
4 11 21 4850
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Ecology | evolution |

107 76 0.710 292 225 0.771 57592 27397 0.476
5 12 22 5571
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Chest Diseases

Respiratory medicine |

103 70 0.680 306 234 0.765 58939 26429 0.448
6 13 23 5982
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology

cardiology | heart failure | Africa | peripartum | covid |

101 83 0.822 271 240 0.886 105010 75305 0.717
3 14 24 6200
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Biological Science

carbon cycle | savannas | earth observation | biodiversity |

100 65 0.650 284 198 0.697 92752 44159 0.476
1 15 25 7681
South Africa North West University North West University Engineering & Technology / Civil Engineering

Pulsars | gamma-ray astronomy | globular clusters | cosmic rays |

95 58 0.611 229 207 0.904 37324 15309 0.410
1 7 26 7720
Egypt American University in Cairo American University in Cairo Natural Sciences / Physics

Experimental High Energy Nuclear and Particle Physics | Cosmology | Nano-Physics | General Relativity | Computational Physics |

95 64 0.674 238 217 0.912 35081 14999 0.428
7 16 27 7970
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Chest Diseases

pulmonary infections | tuberculosis | diseases of poverty |

94 66 0.702 268 242 0.903 39321 23445 0.596
1 17 28 8263
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

medicinal chemistry | peptides |

93 61 0.656 639 377 0.590 46534 23694 0.509
2 18 29 8489
South Africa North West University North West University Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

corrosion | corrosion inhibition | corrosion of metals | adsorption | quantum chemical calculations |

93 77 0.828 400 365 0.913 28374 19881 0.701
8 19 30 8534
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Medicine

Medicine |

92 74 0.804 275 228 0.829 104016 74829 0.719
2 20 31 9229
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Infectious Diseases

Tuberculosis |

91 60 0.659 302 244 0.808 28134 13494 0.480
2 8 32 9276
Egypt American University in Cairo American University in Cairo Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology

Electrocardiography | Atrial fibrillation | Preventive cardiology | Cardiovascular epidemiology | Global health |

90 79 0.878 418 393 0.940 113113 64421 0.570
4 21 33 9356
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Physics

gamma-ray astronomy | Cosmic Rays |

90 57 0.633 198 177 0.894 41125 17391 0.423
1 22 34 9571
South Africa South African Medical Research Council South African Medical Research Council Medical and Health Sciences / Biostatistics

Biostatistics |

90 53 0.589 368 256 0.696 28586 11063 0.387
5 23 35 9602
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Physics

High Energy Physics |

90 90 1.000 291 291 1.000 27003 26682 0.988
1 1 36 10190
Namibia University of Namibia University of Namibia Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics | Astrophysics | Computational Physics |

88 53 0.602 192 172 0.896 34192 13819 0.404
1 3 37 10323
Morocco Université Mohammed Premier Oujda Université Mohammed Premier Oujda Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Chemistry & Environment & Electrochemistry |

88 56 0.636 497 386 0.777 28500 14901 0.523
1 24 38 10418
South Africa University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape Natural Sciences / Physics

Physics |

88 49 0.557 242 170 0.702 24476 9212 0.376
1 9 39 10484
Egypt Egypt Japan University of Science & Technology Egypt Japan University of Science & Technology Natural Sciences / Physics

Space weather | ionosphere | cosmic rays | solar physics | particle physics |

87 77 0.885 179 166 0.927 49666 32445 0.653
9 25 40 10500
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Natural Sciences / Mathematics

Relativity | cosmology | complexity |

87 48 0.552 287 160 0.557 44485 12229 0.275

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10 26 41 10949
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Pediatrics and Child Health

86 71 0.826 330 282 0.855 42845 24574 0.574
1 10 42 10968
Egypt Alexandria University Alexandria University Natural Sciences / Physics

Structural Egeneering | EM-DRIVE | Nano-Tech Casimir Reactors | Nonlinear Dynamics-Quantum Physics and Cosmology-Dark Energy-Deter |

86 40 0.465 810 207 0.256 40249 9302 0.231
11 27 43 11888
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Engineering & Technology / Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

astronomy and astrophysics |

84 55 0.655 226 172 0.761 48654 21768 0.447
12 28 44 11990
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

physical activity and public health | non-communicable diseases | health behavior change | global south and healthy cities | obesity |

84 61 0.726 301 241 0.801 32938 20673 0.628
1 29 45 12127
South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases National Institute for Communicable Diseases National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Vaccines |

84 54 0.643 244 184 0.754 27630 12931 0.468
2 30 46 12506
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

HIV Prevention and Treatment |

83 63 0.759 343 236 0.688 34811 17124 0.492
13 31 47 12664
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

83 56 0.675 220 163 0.741 28285 12741 0.450
14 32 48 12698
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Family Medicine

epidemiology | biostatistics | HIV | maternal & child health | women's health |

83 59 0.711 358 300 0.838 27494 13340 0.485
1 33 49 13110
South Africa Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa Medical and Health Sciences / Health Sciences

health sciences |

82 67 0.817 546 401 0.734 33050 20522 0.621
3 11 50 13302
Egypt Ain Shams University Ain Shams University

82 79 0.963 207 201 0.971 26133 24522 0.938
1 34 51 13716
South Africa Rhodes University Rhodes University Natural Sciences / Chemical Sciences

Photophysics |

81 40 0.494 639 438 0.685 30667 13293 0.433
2 35 52 15034
South Africa University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape Natural Sciences / Physics

Astrophysics | Observational Optical/Infrared/Radio Galaxy Evolution | Cloud Computing | Machine Learning | Statistics |

79 52 0.658 198 162 0.818 27353 15309 0.560
3 36 53 15320
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Applied ecology | fire ecology | invasion ecology | ecosystem management |

79 56 0.709 200 155 0.775 21669 9230 0.426
3 37 54 15331
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal Agriculture & Forestry / Plant Science

Evolutionary biology | pollination biology | plant reproduction | chemical ecology | invasion biology |

79 49 0.620 283 228 0.806 21449 9536 0.445
3 38 55 15357
South Africa North West University North West University Engineering & Technology / Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

Astrophysics |

79 52 0.658 271 210 0.775 21033 11019 0.524

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15 39 56 15401
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Infectious Diseases

HIV | Tuberculosis | Cryptococcosis | Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome |

79 63 0.797 256 222 0.867 20111 12445 0.619
16 40 57 15469
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

78 58 0.744 278 217 0.781 70882 44161 0.623
6 41 58 15574
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

child development | adolescent development | HIV | AIDS | public health |

78 56 0.718 298 198 0.664 34843 19015 0.546
2 12 59 15737
Egypt Cairo University Cairo University Engineering & Technology / Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence | swarm optimization | IoT | blockchain | space science |

78 74 0.949 487 409 0.840 26692 22494 0.843
1 42 60 16027
South Africa Africa Health Research Institute Africa Health Research Institute Africa Health Research Institute

Tuberculosis | Vaccinology | Immunology | Clinical Trials |

78 57 0.731 211 182 0.863 21183 12671 0.598
4 43 61 16900
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Ecology | conservation Biology | Earth system science | Climate change |

76 54 0.711 173 127 0.734 47027 22411 0.477
1 44 62 16959
South Africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa Chief Researcher/Director, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Polymer Physics and Polymer Nanocomposites |

76 59 0.776 306 265 0.866 32882 14116 0.429
5 45 63 17479
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Engineering & Technology / Computer Science

Bioinformatics | statistics |

76 47 0.618 207 128 0.618 19117 8383 0.439
1 13 64 17550
Egypt Tanta University Tanta University Engineering & Technology / Mechanical Engineering

• Renewable Energy Systems. • Desiccant Dehumidification Systems. • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. • Thermal water |

76 74 0.974 243 239 0.984 17153 15812 0.922
17 46 65 17731
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Virology

Virology | virus evolution | genetic recombination | geminiviruses | sequence analysis software |

75 55 0.733 227 182 0.802 28724 18178 0.633
18 47 66 18061
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

HIV | tuberculosis |

75 46 0.613 245 199 0.812 21193 9852 0.465
1 48 67 18102
South Africa University of Fort Hare University of Fort Hare Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Biological science | phytomedicine | botany |

75 55 0.733 322 275 0.854 20692 11901 0.575
6 49 68 18318
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Genetics

Human genetics |

75 43 0.573 193 114 0.591 17540 6613 0.377
2 2 69 18379
Nigeria University of Ibadan University of Ibadan Medical and Health Sciences / Neurology

Stroke | Neurorehabilitation | Neurogenetics | Non-communicable diseases | Population health |

74 68 0.919 209 192 0.919 88541 84198 0.951
1 3 70 18380
Nigeria Ahmadu Bello University Ahmadu Bello University Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria / Heidelberg University Germany

Global Health | Health Systems and Policy | Health Economics | Epidemiology |

74 73 0.986 126 126 1.000 87571 86303 0.986
3 50 71 18951
South Africa University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg Social Sciences / Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism and Development | Local Economic Development | Small Enterprise Development |

74 49 0.662 427 253 0.593 20348 9394 0.462
2 51 72 18952
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Natural Sciences / Molecular Biology & Genetics

74 43 0.581 360 248 0.689 20346 8412 0.413
7 52 73 18959
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Social Sciences / Sociology

Maternal and child health | life course development | child and adolescent development | global mental health | global health |

74 61 0.824 242 220 0.909 20269 13369 0.660
8 53 74 19201
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Microbiology | lactic acid bacteria | antimicrobial peptides | bacteriocins | probiotics |

74 46 0.622 230 182 0.791 16122 7076 0.439
3 54 75 19772
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Microbial ecology |

73 49 0.671 301 218 0.724 20726 10263 0.495
1 1 76 19807
Tunisia Université de Sfax Université de Sfax Engineering & Technology / Food Science and Engineering

Biopeptides | Proteases | Lipopeptides |

73 59 0.808 361 325 0.900 20340 13762 0.677
2 55 77 19970
South Africa Rhodes University Rhodes University Engineering & Technology / Engineering

73 49 0.671 284 217 0.764 18663 9688 0.519
9 56 78 20074
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Infectious Diseases

Tuberculosis | Immunology | Biomarkers |

73 52 0.712 210 192 0.914 17075 10147 0.594
1 57 79 20090
South Africa South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiveristy

Estuarine ecology |

73 38 0.521 200 149 0.745 16920 6661 0.394
4 58 80 20419
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Economics & Econometrics / Economics

Macroecomomics | forecasting |

72 64 0.889 549 445 0.811 25567 20610 0.806
7 59 81 20702
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

sedimentology | vertebrate palaeontology |

72 51 0.708 261 204 0.782 20694 11703 0.566
2 60 82 20749
South Africa South African Medical Research Council South African Medical Research Council South African Medical Research Council and University of Cape Town

72 39 0.542 196 134 0.684 20273 9469 0.467
1 4 83 21211
Nigeria Centre for Healthy Start Initiative Centre for Healthy Start Initiative Medical and Health Sciences / Pediatrics and Child Health

Early Childhood Health and Development |

71 60 0.845 168 142 0.845 76081 69436 0.913
1 4 84 21992
Morocco Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (FullUM6PMohammed VI Polytechnic University

Separation and Carbon Capture | Power to X | Hydrogen | Sustainable Process Engineering | Porous materials and adsorption technology |

71 61 0.859 107 104 0.972 17564 13084 0.745
4 61 85 22142
South Africa North West University North West University Social Sciences / Psychology

Positive Organizations | Capabilities | Engagement | Flourishing | Well-being |

71 50 0.704 192 156 0.813 15931 9174 0.576
10 62 86 22634
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Natural Sciences / Mathematics

Fluid Mechanics | Thermal Science | Applied Mathematics | Modelling and Computations | BioMathematics |

70 57 0.814 408 361 0.885 21266 15426 0.725
1 1 87 22988
Ethiopia Armauer Hansen Research Institute Armauer Hansen Research Institute Armauer Hansen Research Institute

Infectious diseases |

70 54 0.771 283 228 0.806 17643 10420 0.591
4 63 88 23187
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

Economic Geology | Mineral Prospectivity Mapping | Exploration Geochemistry | Geological Remote Sensing |

70 57 0.814 186 174 0.935 15947 10572 0.663
19 64 89 24149
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Family Medicine

69 44 0.638 187 149 0.797 16675 6981 0.419
8 65 90 24415
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand History, Philosophy, Theology / History

African politics | history | colonialism | race | enlightenment |

68 56 0.824 224 165 0.737 48270 30114 0.624

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5 66 91 24865
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Medicinal Plants | Ethnobotany | Phytochemistry | Phytomedicine | Ethnopharmacology |

68 50 0.735 251 195 0.777 19728 9816 0.498
1 1 92 25304
Mauritius University of Mauritius University of Mauritius Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Fungal biodiversity | fungal taxonomy | Mycology | Molecular phylogeny | evolutionary Biology |

68 57 0.838 191 179 0.937 15933 12281 0.771
1 1 93 25537
Cameroon Université de Dschang Université de Dschang Medical and Health Sciences / Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmacology |

68 52 0.765 257 238 0.926 13534 9658 0.714
6 67 94 25748
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Agriculture & Forestry / Agriculture

Agricultural and Rural Development |

67 35 0.522 167 72 0.431 26945 5931 0.220
5 68 95 25956
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Genetics

Bioinformatics | Genomics | Phylogenetics | Viruses |

67 54 0.806 225 195 0.867 21163 17689 0.836
11 69 96 26003
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Insect conservation | invertebrate conservation | conservation biology | landscape ecology |

67 43 0.642 311 195 0.627 20375 9043 0.444
9 70 97 26260
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Wildlife Ecology |

67 43 0.642 181 129 0.713 17705 6098 0.344
10 71 98 26553
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Medical and Health Sciences / Chest Diseases

community-acquired pneumonia | pneumococcus | respiratory tract infections | virulence factors | human ciliated epithelium |

67 38 0.567 243 154 0.634 15807 6089 0.385
11 72 99 26997
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Physics

Astrophysics |

66 51 0.773 207 158 0.763 26911 16177 0.601
20 73 100 27137
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Genetics

Genetics |

66 24 0.364 241 64 0.266 22157 4758 0.215