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South Africa Scientist and University Rankings 2023

AD Scientific Index analyzes academic studies from 1 countries, 45 universities/institutions, and 8.804 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 - 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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
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
2 74 101 27324
South Africa University of Fort Hare University of Fort Hare Medical and Health Sciences / Microbiology

Applied and Environmental Microbiology | Water Quality | Antimicrobial Resistance. |

66 56 0.848 309 283 0.916 19302 13998 0.725
12 75 102 27803
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Psychiatry

Compulsivity | impulsivity | behavioural addictions |

66 54 0.818 154 149 0.968 15138 10922 0.721
7 76 103 27876
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Engineering & Technology / Computer Science

automation and control systems | energy systems | measurement and verification | industrial energy systems | building energy systems |

66 52 0.788 211 168 0.796 14441 8999 0.623
4 77 104 28207
South Africa University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

isotope geochemistry | geochronology |

65 34 0.523 151 103 0.682 26718 8607 0.322
13 78 105 28439
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health

Epidemiology | Evidence-based Health Care | Global Health | Systematic review |

65 42 0.646 128 98 0.766 20010 9925 0.496
14 79 106 28595
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Infectious Diseases

HIV | infectious diseases | children |

65 45 0.692 253 174 0.688 17993 8209 0.456
5 80 107 28815
South Africa University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg Engineering & Technology / Earth Sciences

Economic Geology | Iron and manganese deposits | Precambrian geology | Sedimentology and basin analyses. |

65 45 0.692 178 148 0.831 16309 6917 0.424
15 81 109 29570
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Engineering & Technology / Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Swarm Intelligence | Evolutionary Computation | Neural Networks | Optimization | Data Analytics |

64 45 0.703 231 153 0.662 25352 10330 0.407
12 82 110 30158
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Engineering & Technology / Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences

Earth Observation | Global Change |

64 34 0.531 133 77 0.579 16033 4612 0.288
21 83 111 30192
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Immunology

immunology | tuberculosis |

64 55 0.859 170 155 0.912 15806 11445 0.724
16 84 114 30387
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Medical and Health Sciences / Psychiatry

psychiatry |

64 34 0.531 211 134 0.635 14638 5214 0.356
2 85 115 30427
South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases National Institute for Communicable Diseases Medical and Health Sciences / Veterinary Sciences

virology | epidemiology | diagnostics |

64 41 0.641 184 155 0.842 14428 7775 0.539
22 86 116 30519
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Virology

Virology | Vaccinology | Plant Biotechnology |

64 35 0.547 204 131 0.642 13897 5048 0.363
2 87 118 30663
South Africa Africa Health Research Institute Africa Health Research Institute Professor of Infectious Diseases, University College London

virology | immunology | host/pathogen interactions | vaccines |

64 45 0.703 202 163 0.807 13084 7651 0.585
23 88 120 31199
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Microbiology

microbiology | pneumonia | tuberculosis | microbiome | diagnostics |

63 51 0.810 164 150 0.915 19441 11842 0.609
13 89 121 31475
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Medical and Health Sciences / Infectious Diseases

malaria | mosquitoes |

63 42 0.667 169 121 0.716 16545 7434 0.449
6 90 122 31960
South Africa University of Kwazulu Natal University of Kwazulu Natal Natural Sciences / Biological Science

conservation | ecology | zoology |

63 44 0.698 220 173 0.786 13783 7538 0.547

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17 91 126 33148
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Natural Sciences / Biological Science

Ecology | Invasion Science | Biological Invasions |

62 49 0.790 148 141 0.953 15014 10151 0.676
24 92 127 33954
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Engineering & Technology / Environmental Science & Engineering

Climate Change |

61 46 0.754 124 102 0.823 35906 14703 0.409
18 93 129 34414
South Africa Stellenbosch University Stellenbosch University Social Sciences / Sociology

Disability studies | public mental health | cultural aspects of health care |

61 44 0.721 278 197 0.709 16979 8984 0.529
3 94 131 34556
South Africa University of the Western Cape University of the Western Cape Engineering & Technology / Energy Engineering

photovoltaics | nanomaterials |

61 36 0.590 257 102 0.397 15873 5815 0.366
25 95 132 34623
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Natural Sciences / Mathematics

statistical ecology | biodiversity informatics | citizen science | moult |

61 30 0.492 238 111 0.466 15384 4598 0.299
8 96 133 34653
South Africa University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Genetics

forest pathology and entomology | forest health | invasion biology | mycology | molecular ecology and evolution |

61 46 0.754 182 160 0.879 15183 8285 0.546
14 97 136 34988
South Africa University of the Witwatersrand University of the Witwatersrand Natural Sciences / Biological Science

laser resonators | laser beam shaping | orbital angular momentum | structured light |

61 54 0.885 203 174 0.857 13705 10843 0.791
26 98 137 35109
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Medical Microbiology

61 43 0.705 136 100 0.735 13286 6339 0.477
3 99 138 35160
South Africa Rhodes University Rhodes University Agriculture & Forestry / Fisheries

Marine ecology |

61 35 0.574 239 177 0.741 13057 5163 0.395
27 100 140 35616
South Africa University of Cape Town University of Cape Town Medical and Health Sciences / Sports Medicine

61 38 0.623 139 107 0.770 9945 4486 0.451