Top Countries Rankings 2022

United Kingdom University Rankings 2022

As described in the university ranking section, it is not easy to obtain and standardize data from about 12,000 universities for the country ranking. Therefore, we based our ranking system on the number of meritorious scientists. Four criteria are used to rank the countries. The first one is the number of scientists in the top 10,000 list. The second criterion is the number of scientists in the top 100,000 list. The third one is the number of scientists listed in the AD Scientific Index. In the case of equalities after applying all these three criteria, the world rank of the meritorious scientist of that country is used.

Total 51.339 scientist, 1 country, 232 university

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0 2 United Kingdom 4 University of Oxford University of Oxford 20 George Davey Smith 232 51339
Top 10000
1919 9 0 5 12 4 58 1 0 196 161 62 1411 8451 121 13 175 161 48 919 16 25 1098 1175 492 4208
Table I. Number of scientists in United Kingdom top 10.000 according to Country Click for details
# Country Country Region Rank Country World Rank Scientists in Top 10.000 Total University Total Scientist
1 United Kingdom 0 2 10000 232 51339
Table II. General Universities in United Kingdom top 10.000 Click for details
# University Country Rank Region Rank World Rank Country Sources of Funding Founded Scientists in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Total Scientists in Index Ratio (in top 10.000 / Total Scientist)
1 University of Oxford 1 1 4 United Kingdom Public 1096 803 3177 0.253
2 University College London 2 2 11 United Kingdom - - 749 2775 0.270
3 University of Cambridge 3 3 15 United Kingdom Public 1209 478 1848 0.259
4 Imperial College London 4 4 18 United Kingdom Public 1907 558 2172 0.257
5 King's College London 5 6 27 United Kingdom Public 1829 402 1597 0.252
6 University of Manchester 6 7 41 United Kingdom Public 1824 456 1569 0.291
7 University of Bristol 7 17 79 United Kingdom Public 1876 234 1207 0.194
8 University of Edinburgh 8 18 81 United Kingdom Public 1583 331 1443 0.229
9 University of Birmingham 9 25 100 United Kingdom Public 1900 290 1480 0.196
10 University of Sheffield 10 28 105 United Kingdom Public 1905 270 1172 0.230
Table III. Public Universities in United Kingdom top 10.000 Click for details
# University Country Rank Region Rank World Rank Country Founded Scientists in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Total Scientists in Index Ratio (in top 10.000 / Total Scientist)
1 University of Oxford 1 1 4 United Kingdom 1096 803 3177 0.253
2 University of Cambridge 3 3 15 United Kingdom 1209 478 1848 0.259
3 Imperial College London 4 4 18 United Kingdom 1907 558 2172 0.257
4 King's College London 5 6 27 United Kingdom 1829 402 1597 0.252
5 University of Manchester 6 7 41 United Kingdom 1824 456 1569 0.291
6 University of Bristol 7 17 79 United Kingdom 1876 234 1207 0.194
7 University of Edinburgh 8 18 81 United Kingdom 1583 331 1443 0.229
8 University of Birmingham 9 25 100 United Kingdom 1900 290 1480 0.196
9 University of Sheffield 10 28 105 United Kingdom 1905 270 1172 0.230
10 University of Exeter 11 34 115 United Kingdom 1955 173 876 0.197
Table IV. Private Universities in United Kingdom top 10.000 Click for details
# University Country Rank Region Rank World Rank Country Founded Scientists in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Total Scientists in Index Ratio (in top 10.000 / Total Scientist)
1 Henley Business School University of Reading 87 509 1206 United Kingdom 1945 4 30 0.133
2 Royal College of Surgeons of England 119 779 2008 United Kingdom 1800 1 1 1.000
3 University of Buckingham 148 1146 3131 United Kingdom 1973 3 23 0.130
Table V. Universities Founded After 2010 in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Click for details
# University Country Rank Region Rank World Rank Country Sources of Funding Founded Scientists in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Total Scientists in Index Ratio (in top 10.000 / Total Scientist)
1 Scottish Rural College (Scottish Agricultural College) 72 366 862 United Kingdom Public 2012 23 72 0.319
2 Harper Adams University 140 1012 2683 United Kingdom Public 2012 5 28 0.179
3 University of the Highlands and Islands 142 1026 2722 United Kingdom Public 2011 5 32 0.156
4 Royal Agricultural University 155 1285 3571 United Kingdom Public 2013 1 15 0.067
5 Leeds Trinity University 159 1337 3760 United Kingdom Public 2012 1 12 0.083
Table VI. Universities Founded After 2000 in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Click for details
# University Country Rank Region Rank World Rank Country Sources of Funding Founded Scientists in United Kingdom Top 10.000 Total Scientists in Index Ratio (in top 10.000 / Total Scientist)
1 Scottish Rural College (Scottish Agricultural College) 72 366 862 United Kingdom Public 2012 23 72 0.319
2 Roehampton University 97 596 1403 United Kingdom Public 2004 11 106 0.104
3 Hull York Medical School 105 623 1460 United Kingdom Public 2003 9 29 0.310
4 University of Chester 106 635 1486 United Kingdom Public 2005 6 84 0.071
5 Brighton and Sussex Medical School 110 673 1590 United Kingdom Public 2002 5 44 0.114
6 University of Bedfordshire 111 678 1603 United Kingdom Public 2006 6 57 0.105
7 Edge Hill University 127 846 2184 United Kingdom Public 2006 9 102 0.088
8 University of Gloucestershire 136 958 2499 United Kingdom Public 2001 5 49 0.102
9 Harper Adams University 140 1012 2683 United Kingdom Public 2012 5 28 0.179
10 University of the Highlands and Islands 142 1026 2722 United Kingdom Public 2011 5 32 0.156
Table VII A. United Kingdom Top 10 Productivity i10 Index Click for details
AD Scientific Index - 2022 United Kingdom Table VII A. United Kingdom Top 10 Productivity i10 Index H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University Country Region World Name Country University 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 5 9 Gregory Lip

United Kingdom
University of Liverpool Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation|hypertension|thrombosis|heart failure|stroke|
231 156 0.675 1863 1275 0.684 472383 255045 0.540
1 2 6 19 George Davey Smith

United Kingdom
University of Bristol Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
262 166 0.634 1718 1300 0.757 332108 151792 0.457
1 3 7 21 Glen Cowan

United Kingdom
Royal Holloway University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Physics|Particle Physics|Statistical Data Analysis|
234 163 0.697 1701 1193 0.701 387567 175146 0.452
1 4 10 34 Peter J Barnes

United Kingdom
Imperial College London Medical and Health Sciences / Chest Diseases
Respiratory medicine|
238 93 0.391 1558 711 0.456 246159 53534 0.217
1 5 15 61 Roger Barlow

United Kingdom
University of Huddersfield Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|Statistics|Accelerators|
180 104 0.578 1437 815 0.567 158471 58732 0.371
1 6 19 69 Thomas Doherty

United Kingdom
University of Strathclyde Engineering & Technology / Computer Science
Software Engineering|Computational Biology|HPC|Physics|
212 135 0.637 1416 812 0.573 257075 99184 0.386
1 7 21 81 Tim Adye

United Kingdom
Science and Technology Facilities Council  Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|
204 149 0.730 1389 938 0.675 241969 117086 0.484
1 8 24 92 Jonathan Hays

United Kingdom
Queen Mary University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|Higgs bosons|Machine learning|Big data|Proteomics|
216 153 0.708 1362 965 0.709 240741 119696 0.497
1 9 29 103 Ian Deary

United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh Social Sciences / Psychology
Intelligence|Cognitive Aging|Personality|Psychometrics|Psychology|
189 132 0.698 1330 1024 0.770 141706 74358 0.525
1 10 31 121 Geoffrey Burnstock

United Kingdom
University College London Medical and Health Sciences / Neuroscience
Neuroscience|ATP|adenosine|purinergic|
165 68 0.412 1281 340 0.265 133131 20169 0.151
Table VII B. United Kingdom Top 10 Last 5 Years i10 Index Click for details
AD Scientific Index - 2022 United Kingdom Table VII B. United Kingdom Top 10 Last 5 Years i10 Index H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University Country Region World Name Country University 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 18 George Davey Smith

United Kingdom
University of Bristol Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
262 166 0.634 1718 1300 0.757 332108 151792 0.457
1 2 5 22 Gregory Lip

United Kingdom
University of Liverpool Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation|hypertension|thrombosis|heart failure|stroke|
231 156 0.675 1863 1275 0.684 472383 255045 0.540
1 3 8 34 Glen Cowan

United Kingdom
Royal Holloway University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Physics|Particle Physics|Statistical Data Analysis|
234 163 0.697 1701 1193 0.701 387567 175146 0.452
1 4 19 84 Ian Deary

United Kingdom
University of Edinburgh Social Sciences / Psychology
Intelligence|Cognitive Aging|Personality|Psychometrics|Psychology|
189 132 0.698 1330 1024 0.770 141706 74358 0.525
1 5 22 92 Jonathan Butterworth

United Kingdom
University College London Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|
232 167 0.720 1215 1004 0.826 266506 136851 0.514
1 6 28 105 Amanda Cooper Sarkar

United Kingdom
University of Oxford Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle physics|
224 163 0.728 1194 976 0.817 227333 122156 0.537
1 7 30 110 Jonathan Hays

United Kingdom
Queen Mary University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|Higgs bosons|Machine learning|Big data|Proteomics|
216 153 0.708 1362 965 0.709 240741 119696 0.497
1 8 34 122 Tim D Spector

United Kingdom
King's College London Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
medicine|genetics|nutrition|microbiome|
226 157 0.695 1169 946 0.809 202098 103254 0.511
1 9 36 127 Nicholas Wareham

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
epidemiology|metabolic disease|public health|nutrition|physical activity|
225 154 0.684 1108 941 0.849 275309 138000 0.501
1 10 38 130 Tim Adye

United Kingdom
Science and Technology Facilities Council  Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|
204 149 0.730 1389 938 0.675 241969 117086 0.484
Table VII C. United Kingdom Top 10 Last 5 Years H Index Click for details
AD Scientific Index - 2022 United Kingdom Table VII C. United Kingdom Top 10 Last 5 Years H Index H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University Country Region World Name Country University 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 6 32 Jonathan Butterworth

United Kingdom
University College London Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|
232 167 0.720 1215 1004 0.826 266506 136851 0.514
1 2 8 34 George Davey Smith

United Kingdom
University of Bristol Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
262 166 0.634 1718 1300 0.757 332108 151792 0.457
1 3 11 48 Glen Cowan

United Kingdom
Royal Holloway University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Physics|Particle Physics|Statistical Data Analysis|
234 163 0.697 1701 1193 0.701 387567 175146 0.452
1 4 12 51 Amanda Cooper Sarkar

United Kingdom
University of Oxford Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle physics|
224 163 0.728 1194 976 0.817 227333 122156 0.537
1 5 27 102 Tim D Spector

United Kingdom
King's College London Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
medicine|genetics|nutrition|microbiome|
226 157 0.695 1169 946 0.809 202098 103254 0.511
1 6 28 103 Gregory Lip

United Kingdom
University of Liverpool Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation|hypertension|thrombosis|heart failure|stroke|
231 156 0.675 1863 1275 0.684 472383 255045 0.540
2 8 33 112 Karl Friston

United Kingdom
University College London Medical and Health Sciences / Neuroscience
Neuroscience|
255 156 0.612 1059 900 0.850 294851 108668 0.369
1 7 32 111 Lee De Mora

United Kingdom
Plymouth Marine Laboratory PML
193 156 0.808 873 802 0.919 194950 114970 0.590
1 9 36 118 Darren Price

United Kingdom
University of Manchester Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|Data Science|
207 155 0.749 1019 906 0.889 197493 110198 0.558
1 10 40 126 Nicholas Wareham

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
epidemiology|metabolic disease|public health|nutrition|physical activity|
225 154 0.684 1108 941 0.849 275309 138000 0.501
Table VII D. United Kingdom Top 10 Total Citiation Index Click for details
AD Scientific Index - 2022 United Kingdom Table VII D. United Kingdom Top 10 Total Citiation Index H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University Country Region World Name Country University 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 7 Gregory Lip

United Kingdom
University of Liverpool Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation|hypertension|thrombosis|heart failure|stroke|
231 156 0.675 1863 1275 0.684 472383 255045 0.540
1 2 4 24 Glen Cowan

United Kingdom
Royal Holloway University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Physics|Particle Physics|Statistical Data Analysis|
234 163 0.697 1701 1193 0.701 387567 175146 0.452
1 3 5 28 John McMurray

United Kingdom
University of Glasgow University of Glasgow. Australian Catholic University.
Heart failure|Cardiology|Diabetes|CKD|Clinical trials|
215 152 0.707 1170 878 0.750 369995 177123 0.479
1 4 8 42 George Davey Smith

United Kingdom
University of Bristol Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
262 166 0.634 1718 1300 0.757 332108 151792 0.457
1 5 13 70 Andrew Zisserman

United Kingdom
University of Oxford Engineering & Technology / Computer Science
Computer Vision|Machine Learning|
177 115 0.650 568 412 0.725 300489 186235 0.620
1 6 16 79 Karl Friston

United Kingdom
University College London Medical and Health Sciences / Neuroscience
Neuroscience|
255 156 0.612 1059 900 0.850 294851 108668 0.369
2 7 19 92 Julian Higgins

United Kingdom
University of Bristol University of Bristol
evidence synthesis|meta-analysis|systematic review|health technology assessment|biostatistics|
138 108 0.783 251 243 0.968 278008 170067 0.612
1 8 21 100 Nicholas Wareham

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
epidemiology|metabolic disease|public health|nutrition|physical activity|
225 154 0.684 1108 941 0.849 275309 138000 0.501
2 9 24 111 Jonathan Butterworth

United Kingdom
University College London Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|
232 167 0.720 1215 1004 0.826 266506 136851 0.514
3 10 25 122 Michael G Marmot

United Kingdom
University College London Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
Social determinants of health|
219 118 0.539 935 682 0.729 260914 102204 0.392
Table VII E. United Kingdom Top 10 Last 5 Years Citiation Index Click for details
AD Scientific Index - 2022 United Kingdom Table VII E. United Kingdom Top 10 Last 5 Years Citiation Index H INDEX i10 INDEX CITATION
University Country Region World Name Country University 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 6 Gregory Lip

United Kingdom
University of Liverpool Medical and Health Sciences / Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation|hypertension|thrombosis|heart failure|stroke|
231 156 0.675 1863 1275 0.684 472383 255045 0.540
1 2 5 24 Andrew Zisserman

United Kingdom
University of Oxford Engineering & Technology / Computer Science
Computer Vision|Machine Learning|
177 115 0.650 568 412 0.725 300489 186235 0.620
1 3 6 29 John McMurray

United Kingdom
University of Glasgow University of Glasgow. Australian Catholic University.
Heart failure|Cardiology|Diabetes|CKD|Clinical trials|
215 152 0.707 1170 878 0.750 369995 177123 0.479
1 4 7 32 Glen Cowan

United Kingdom
Royal Holloway University of London Natural Sciences / Physics
Physics|Particle Physics|Statistical Data Analysis|
234 163 0.697 1701 1193 0.701 387567 175146 0.452
1 5 9 40 Julian Higgins

United Kingdom
University of Bristol University of Bristol
evidence synthesis|meta-analysis|systematic review|health technology assessment|biostatistics|
138 108 0.783 251 243 0.968 278008 170067 0.612
2 6 16 61 George Davey Smith

United Kingdom
University of Bristol Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
262 166 0.634 1718 1300 0.757 332108 151792 0.457
2 7 17 66 Derrick A Bennett

United Kingdom
University of Oxford Natural Sciences / Statistics
epidemiology|clinical trials|public health|
101 89 0.881 175 174 0.994 214740 148083 0.690
1 8 19 81 Kenji Shibuya

United Kingdom
King's College London PopulationHeath
Global health policy|economics|quantitative methods|
99 86 0.869 216 188 0.870 210096 143015 0.681
1 9 20 94 Nicholas Wareham

United Kingdom
University of Cambridge Medical and Health Sciences / Epidemiology and Public Health
epidemiology|metabolic disease|public health|nutrition|physical activity|
225 154 0.684 1108 941 0.849 275309 138000 0.501
1 10 23 99 Jonathan Butterworth

United Kingdom
University College London Natural Sciences / Physics
Particle Physics|
232 167 0.720 1215 1004 0.826 266506 136851 0.514