Top Universities in Europe 2022

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 216.871 scientist, 52 country, 2.651 university

AD Scientific Index - University Rankings 2022 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 6 University of Oxford
United Kingdom
26 Douglas G Altman * 194 3208 141 0 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 36 33 10 48 788 11 1 10 24 5 110 6 4 122 172 52 271
2 2 11 UCL University College London
United Kingdom
22 Karl Friston 194 2790 110 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 23 13 6 65 733 1 0 5 8 5 52 0 3 111 66 30 452
3 3 13 University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
88 Nicholas Wareham * 194 1799 102 1 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 14 23 6 47 492 5 1 7 5 6 49 0 7 50 87 23 252
4 4 17 Imperial College London
United Kingdom
34 Peter J Barnes * 194 2192 84 0 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 26 9 0 35 550 4 0 9 3 0 119 0 0 103 85 1 226
5 5 21 King's College London
United Kingdom
83 Tim D Spector 194 1604 69 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 2 9 32 397 0 1 8 7 2 22 2 0 101 49 29 176
1 6 30 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zürich
Switzerland
137 Aebersold R * 51 1948 61 2 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 19 2 15 376 13 0 3 3 0 138 0 0 8 93 9 109
6 7 32 University of Manchester
United Kingdom
181 Darren Price * 194 1585 57 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 14 12 2 18 445 3 1 8 6 4 86 0 0 57 94 26 160
1 8 40 Karolinska Institute
Sweden
301 Tomas Hökfelt 37 1146 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 3 2 23 258 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 105 20 8 121
1 9 60 Catholic University of Leuven
Belgium
729 Jan Staessen * 39 1470 36 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 7 0 17 341 4 1 8 9 1 58 0 0 28 58 17 157
2 10 62 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
10 Michael Graetzel 51 1083 36 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 2 11 0 7 281 0 0 4 0 0 90 0 0 7 73 2 105
2 11 68 Ghent University
Belgium
358 Marc Van Montagu 39 1199 33 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 1 16 279 18 0 3 1 3 33 0 0 34 44 22 121
7 12 70 University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
325 Ian Deary 194 1458 31 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 5 1 15 326 1 1 4 1 1 28 1 1 32 34 13 209
1 13 72 Università degli Studi di Padova
Italy
586 Alessandro De Angelis * 107 1335 31 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 8 8 0 13 294 1 0 3 2 0 47 0 0 75 58 11 97
1 14 77 Utrecht University
Netherlands
80 Diederick E. Grobbee 34 1108 29 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 7 3 10 299 6 0 6 5 6 53 3 0 35 44 27 114
1 15 78 University of Copenhagen
Denmark
28 Matthias Mann 23 989 28 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 4 0 15 327 18 0 3 3 0 32 0 0 59 60 5 147
3 16 80 Universität Zürich
Switzerland
332 Florencia Canelli * 51 1026 28 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 9 6 2 6 248 7 0 5 7 1 15 0 0 62 56 15 80
1 17 81 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greece
85 Christine Kourkoumelis * 40 1404 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 9 0 6 296 0 0 1 0 1 14 1 0 152 43 0 84
2 18 84 Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Italy
172 Andrea Messina * 107 1867 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 11 2 2 340 4 0 2 0 0 32 0 0 86 70 15 131
2 19 85 University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
1659 Marcel Levi 34 1168 26 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 6 10 276 5 0 10 7 0 14 1 1 24 37 36 141
8 20 88 Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom
109 Jonathan Hays * 194 822 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 8 0 12 189 1 0 2 2 0 21 0 0 29 32 4 98
3 21 89 Maastricht University
Netherlands
591 Jim Van Os * 34 631 26 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 9 1 4 9 173 0 0 6 4 3 5 0 0 43 6 8 98
4 22 90 Université de Geneve
Switzerland
448 Domenico Della Volpe * 51 755 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 1 9 172 1 0 0 3 0 11 0 0 26 59 12 60
4 23 91 VU University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
285 Dorret I Boomsma * 34 780 26 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 3 5 12 157 0 0 6 6 0 22 1 0 15 19 18 70
9 24 92 University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
531 John Kanis 194 1203 25 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 5 2 9 270 10 2 4 2 2 51 1 0 35 33 15 115
2 25 93 Lund University
Sweden
280 Else Lytken * 37 1105 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0 10 229 4 0 2 3 0 9 1 0 46 64 6 94
1 26 95 Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg
Germany
131 Karlheinz Meier * 275 574 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 7 0 11 155 2 0 1 1 1 16 0 0 30 37 6 61
2 27 97 Technische Universität München
Germany
724 Markus Schwaiger 275 1163 24 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 5 0 12 226 8 0 7 0 1 36 0 0 20 45 5 104
3 28 100 Uppsala University
Sweden
489 Lars Wallentin * 37 1266 23 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 2 1 12 228 3 0 1 1 0 25 0 0 37 49 10 102
10 29 101 University of Exeter
United Kingdom
480 Kevin J Gaston 194 855 23 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 5 1 9 170 4 0 5 2 0 31 2 0 28 26 12 60
5 30 106 Wageningen University & Research Centre
Netherlands
355 Willem M De Vos 34 1115 22 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 3 0 7 288 69 0 10 1 3 35 1 0 28 30 2 109
6 31 108 University of Groningen
Netherlands
1094 BL Feringa 34 885 22 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 1 8 195 1 1 4 7 1 21 0 0 20 40 18 82
3 32 111 Università di Bologna (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Italy
111 Nicola Semprini Cesari * 107 1413 21 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 3 0 8 280 8 0 5 1 0 43 0 0 59 56 7 101
4 33 113 Università degli Studi di Milano
Italy
284 Carlo La Vecchia * 107 1007 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 4 0 5 237 5 0 0 2 0 23 1 0 86 36 4 80
1 34 114 University of Helsinki
Finland
12 Jaakko Tuomilehto 36 1304 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 12 231 13 0 1 0 5 30 1 0 24 39 7 111
11 35 123 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom
566 Martin McKee * 194 377 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 16 107 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 4 1 86
1 36 124 University of Oslo
Norway
1519 Tore Kvien 31 1240 19 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 6 1 6 258 2 0 3 2 4 27 0 1 44 44 15 116
5 37 125 Università degli Studi di Firenze
Italy
757 Claudiu T Supuran 107 981 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5 0 2 196 5 0 0 2 0 15 0 0 52 50 3 69
3 38 128 Universität Tubingen
Germany
635 Niels Birbaumer 275 596 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 10 147 4 0 1 1 0 21 0 0 41 13 14 52
12 39 130 University of Leeds
United Kingdom
426 Paul Emery 194 1231 18 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 2 2 6 259 7 1 3 7 0 65 1 2 34 30 10 99
2 40 131 Aarhus University
Denmark
1036 Henrik Toft Sorensen 23 1295 18 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 2 0 5 255 7 1 6 4 0 31 0 0 35 58 5 108
5 41 136 Universität Bern
Switzerland
295 Antonio Ereditato * 51 590 18 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 3 0 3 140 3 0 1 1 1 21 0 0 36 20 13 44
13 42 138 University of East Anglia
United Kingdom
629 Philip Jones 194 455 18 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 11 102 0 0 1 1 0 9 0 0 8 14 2 67
14 43 139 University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
898 Hywel Williams 194 1260 17 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 2 2 4 256 5 1 7 9 3 33 0 0 49 44 12 93
4 44 141 University of Gothenburg
Sweden
639 Karl Swedberg * 37 975 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 1 9 196 0 0 3 4 3 18 0 0 41 26 13 88
15 45 142 Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
1897 Ian McKeith 194 760 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 173 2 0 0 1 1 18 0 0 18 17 2 114
4 46 146 Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany
1931 Christian Drosten 275 420 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 7 117 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 46 5 4 61
5 47 147 Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
Germany
581 Sascha Mehlhase * 275 395 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2 1 7 103 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 32 17 3 47
16 48 148 University of Dundee
United Kingdom
441 Philip Cohen 194 327 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 13 76 3 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 10 9 0 49
6 49 155 Universität Würzburg
Germany
1346 Klaus Peter Lesch 275 337 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 2 7 91 2 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 16 28 5 32
6 50 159 Università degli Studi di Torino
Italy
236 Nicola Amapane * 107 953 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 7 175 7 0 0 3 0 8 1 0 48 38 1 69