Top Universities in World 2021

In the presence of many different university ranking systems, as the "AD Scientific Index", we have developed a ranking system with a different methodology based on the principle of including only meritorious scientists. Based on Google Scholar’s total h-index scores, we have listed all academicians, who are ranked in the world in the top 10,000 and top 100,000 in university rankings. Furthermore, we have listed the breakdown of this ranking by main subjects. As the order of ranking principles, we used the overall top 10,000 scientists list primarily. Secondly and thirdly, we used the ranking in the top 100,000 and top 200.000 scientists list. Fourthly, the total number of scientists in the AD Scientific Index was ranked by the university. In the case of equalities within a university ranking, we used the highest rank of the scientist in the respective university as it is listed in the world ranking.

You may sort the ranking from the highest score to the lowest or vice versa in any of these fields. You can observe the fields, which move the respective university to the forefront. Furthermore, the name of the academician with the highest total h-index in the respective university is displayed with the world ranking. Top University Ranking by “AD Scientific Index” will not only list the areas, where a university is the best or has room for improvement, but also reflect the outcomes of scientist policies of the institutions. This report reveals the competency of institutions to attract prized scientists and the ability of institutions to encourage advances and retain scientists.
Total 706.411 scientist, 208 country, 13.447 university

AD Scientific Index - University Rankings 2021 Top 10,000 Number of scientists in University Top 100,000 Number of scientists in University
Country Ranking Region Ranking World Ranking University Country Best Scientist in University
World Rank / Name
Total Universities in Country Total Scientists in Index Total number of scientists Agriculture & Forestry Arts, Design and Architecture Business & Management Economics & Econometrics Education Engineering & Technology History, Philosophy, Theology Law / Law and Legal Studies Medical and Health Sciences Natural Sciences Social Sciences Others Total number of scientists Agriculture & Forestry Arts, Design and Architecture Business & Management Economics & Econometrics Education Engineering & Technology History, Philosophy, Theology Law / Law and Legal Studies Medical and Health Sciences Natural Sciences Social Sciences Others
1 1 1 Harvard University
United States
1 Ronald C Kessler * 2031 7464 380 2 0 5 17 0 12 0 1 100 70 14 159 1418 9 1 34 37 13 59 3 5 390 193 49 625
2 2 2 Stanford University
United States
65 Yi Cui 2031 5422 281 1 0 4 6 2 54 0 1 46 66 11 90 1115 1 0 28 42 22 234 6 4 173 192 56 357
3 3 3 University of California Berkeley
United States
92 Heather Gray * 2031 3163 165 4 1 1 11 0 47 1 0 7 49 11 33 687 17 2 10 34 8 174 1 6 37 134 52 212
4 4 4 University of California Los Angeles
United States
251 Gregg C Fonarow * 2031 3034 157 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 34 29 14 57 796 1 3 12 19 5 135 3 3 169 107 66 273
5 5 5 University of California San Diego
United States
12 Michael Karin 2031 2981 143 0 1 1 0 0 25 0 0 27 25 5 59 748 3 1 3 12 2 180 1 0 115 109 40 282
1 1 6 University of Oxford
United Kingdom
21 Douglas G Altman * 177 3207 139 5 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 36 26 10 48 785 20 1 10 24 5 110 6 4 120 162 54 269
6 6 7 Columbia University New York
United States
37 Joseph E. Stiglitz 2031 2446 136 0 0 4 4 1 25 0 0 25 29 5 43 739 2 1 22 28 11 143 1 3 146 102 44 236
7 7 8 University of Michigan
United States
240 Goncalo Abecasis * 2031 2743 130 0 0 2 1 0 7 0 0 27 14 10 69 1013 1 1 13 12 5 118 2 0 140 91 60 570
8 8 9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
5 Robert Langer * 2031 4427 122 0 0 2 7 0 48 0 0 7 22 3 33 691 0 3 29 28 0 224 2 0 19 124 13 249
9 9 10 University of Pennsylvania
United States
104 Virginia Lee 2031 2672 113 0 0 2 3 0 16 0 0 29 20 7 36 656 1 0 24 19 5 78 1 6 164 77 39 242
2 2 11 UCL University College London
United Kingdom
16 Karl Friston 177 2790 111 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 23 13 6 66 726 1 0 5 8 5 50 0 3 112 67 31 444
10 10 12 Yale University
United States
14 Richard A Flavell 2031 2548 104 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 1 28 18 7 40 541 5 1 8 24 0 51 1 5 121 67 31 227
3 3 13 University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
85 Nicholas Wareham 177 1799 102 4 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 14 20 6 47 490 15 1 7 5 6 50 0 7 49 77 23 250
11 11 14 Duke University
United States
22 Robert J Lefkowitz 2031 1924 100 0 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 17 13 8 52 610 2 0 25 16 0 61 2 5 91 59 36 313
12 12 15 University of California San Francisco
United States
345 Zena Werb 2031 1863 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 32 9 1 46 398 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 138 37 3 213
303 349 16 University of Toronto
Canada
47 Pekka Sinervo * 178 2956 85 0 1 0 0 3 5 1 0 17 23 5 30 579 8 1 8 9 4 85 1 4 97 115 42 205
4 4 17 Imperial College London
United Kingdom
25 Peter J Barnes * 177 2192 84 0 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 26 9 0 35 544 4 0 9 3 0 118 0 0 103 85 1 221
13 14 18 University of Southern California
United States
266 Paul Thompson 2031 2232 75 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 0 12 6 5 39 503 1 1 27 19 2 93 2 1 74 47 35 201
14 15 19 Princeton University
United States
179 Daniel Marlow * 2031 1193 73 0 0 0 5 0 18 1 0 2 28 8 11 286 0 0 6 18 0 75 4 0 11 89 24 59
5 5 20 King's College London
United Kingdom
70 Tim D Spector 177 1606 70 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 26 2 9 31 395 0 1 8 7 2 22 2 0 103 49 29 172
15 16 21 University of California Davis
United States
609 Jay Belsky 2031 2315 69 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 16 12 6 23 628 58 0 3 9 1 91 0 0 112 107 39 208
16 17 22 Johns Hopkins University
United States
59 Andrei Gritsan * 2031 1907 69 1 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 23 15 0 16 459 1 0 2 7 1 80 0 0 108 92 14 154
17 18 23 University of Texas Austin
United States
221 Nicholas A Peppas 2031 2433 66 2 0 1 1 0 23 0 0 3 15 4 17 482 5 0 8 4 5 161 2 2 21 79 44 151
2 19 24 University of British Columbia
Canada
702 Michael Hayden 178 2424 65 5 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 15 13 5 19 596 41 1 10 13 3 113 1 0 95 100 45 174
18 20 25 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
United States
329 Barry Popkin 2031 1987 65 2 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 12 9 7 27 456 2 1 12 10 5 41 0 0 96 82 29 178
19 21 26 Washington University Saint Louis
United States
4 Graham Colditz * 2031 1361 65 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 13 10 4 36 383 0 0 1 7 0 24 0 0 77 50 29 195
20 22 27 University of Wisconsin Madison
United States
62 Sridhara Dasu * 2031 2065 64 0 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 8 21 4 17 602 28 0 12 15 2 92 2 2 88 101 37 223
21 23 28 University of California Irvine
United States
295 Carl Cotman 2031 1566 64 0 0 0 1 2 11 0 0 12 13 2 23 452 0 0 7 5 6 89 1 10 63 82 31 158
22 24 29 University of Chicago
United States
38 Robert W Gardner Jr * 2031 1401 62 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 8 23 2 21 346 1 0 2 6 1 28 0 2 45 84 21 156
1 6 30 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zürich
Switzerland
119 Aebersold R * 50 1948 61 2 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 19 2 15 372 13 0 3 2 0 135 0 0 8 91 9 111
23 25 31 University of Florida
United States
236 Dimitri Bourilkov * 2031 2467 59 6 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 9 9 0 28 559 51 1 5 11 4 88 1 0 88 74 13 223
24 26 32 University of California Santa Barbara
United States
90 Alan Heeger * 2031 1122 57 1 0 1 0 1 22 0 0 1 15 4 12 291 4 0 7 4 5 93 0 0 9 54 32 83
6 7 33 University of Manchester
United Kingdom
162 Darren Price * 177 1585 56 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 14 12 2 17 446 3 1 8 6 4 85 0 0 57 95 26 161
25 27 34 University of Colorado Boulder
United States
197 Kevin Stenson * 2031 1559 53 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 2 22 2 14 358 2 0 7 3 2 92 0 1 12 95 26 118
26 28 35 M D Anderson Cancer Center University of Texas
United States
440 Ronald A Depinho 2031 888 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0 36 206 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 46 31 0 127
27 29 36 University of Pittsburgh
United States
340 Jane Cauley * 2031 1619 52 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 6 23 333 0 0 14 1 2 36 2 2 71 51 19 135
28 30 37 Mayo Clinic
United States
605 Vincent Rajkumar 2031 1075 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 0 34 247 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 86 8 0 148
3 31 38 McGill University
Canada
44 Andreas Warburton * 178 2146 51 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 19 7 1 18 485 3 3 3 3 0 81 0 0 136 87 16 153
29 32 39 Arizona State University
United States
496 Elinor Ostrom 2031 1574 51 1 0 3 0 2 7 0 0 1 15 8 14 423 2 0 20 5 7 92 1 6 19 81 53 137
30 33 40 Carnegie Mellon University
United States
163 Krzysztof Matyjaszewski 2031 1489 51 0 0 1 1 1 23 0 1 1 5 7 11 334 0 0 10 5 3 178 2 2 2 40 23 69
1 8 41 Karolinska Institute
Sweden
293 Tomas Hökfelt 37 1145 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3 2 24 255 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 102 19 6 125
1 1 42 Monash University
Australia
146 Jordan Nash * 80 2668 48 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 15 9 0 18 527 1 0 14 9 10 96 1 3 119 76 10 188
31 34 43 Northwestern University
United States
185 John A Rogers 2031 1641 48 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 12 12 6 9 268 0 0 16 11 3 54 0 2 57 40 27 58
32 35 44 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
United States
76 Mark Neubauer * 2031 2168 47 3 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 1 15 2 10 458 20 0 9 8 5 147 0 0 24 74 31 140
33 36 45 Pennsylvania State University
United States
737 Bruce E Logan 2031 2431 46 2 0 3 1 0 10 0 0 8 12 5 5 521 20 0 16 11 6 121 0 3 52 98 51 143
2 2 46 University of Queensland
Australia
212 Roy F Baumeister 80 2295 46 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 11 11 4 13 520 29 0 8 6 8 73 0 1 108 80 40 167
34 37 47 Vanderbilt University
United States
260 Julia Velkovska 2031 1070 46 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 8 6 4 23 308 0 0 4 3 6 25 1 4 43 39 21 162
35 38 48 University of Maryland
United States
910 Edwin A Locke 2031 1912 45 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 4 24 482 6 1 11 14 6 91 1 5 2 70 27 248
4 39 49 McMaster University
Canada
10 Gordon Guyatt * 178 1080 44 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 20 2 1 20 301 0 0 4 4 0 31 0 0 93 38 13 118
36 40 50 Georgia Institute of Technology
United States
13 Zhong Lin Wang 2031 1774 43 0 0 1 0 0 18 0 0 1 12 1 10 364 0 0 19 1 0 160 1 0 6 57 12 108