Top Universities / Institution Rankings

United Kingdom University/Institution Rankings 2023

     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 2% and top Top 10% 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 2% scientists list primarily. Secondly, we used the ranking in the top 10%, top 20%, top 40%, top 60% and top 80% scientists list. Thirdly, 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. Click for individual or institutional registration.

AD Scientific Index - World University/Institution Rankings 2023 Total Number of Scientists in University/Institution
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World Rank / Name
Total Universities in Country unfold_more Total Scientists in Index unfold_more In top %2 In top %10 In top %20 In top %30 In top %40 In top %50 In top %60 In top %70 In top %80 In top %90 Total Scientists in Index
1 1 3
 
University of Oxford
United Kingdom 1096 Public 78
 
Amanda Cooper Sarkar

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237 3160 280 825 1267 1689 2094 2485 2828 3037 3126 3157 3160
2 2 11
 
University College London
United Kingdom 1826 Public 27
 
Karl Friston
237 2765 231 778 1199 1565 1919 2270 2491 2666 2744 2763 2765
3 3 15
 
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom 1209 Public 81
 
Nicholas Wareham

i
237 2003 186 488 738 928 1115 1311 1515 1785 1941 1995 2003
4 5 19
 
Imperial College London
United Kingdom 1907 Public 53
 
Peter J Barnes

i
237 2159 163 580 953 1236 1480 1754 1963 2082 2138 2156 2159
5 6 28
 
King's College London
United Kingdom 1829 Public 70
 
Tim D Spector

i
237 1589 130 413 663 886 1105 1301 1461 1535 1576 1587 1589
6 9 43
 
University of Manchester
United Kingdom 1824 Public 177
 
Darren Price

i
237 1562 107 466 699 837 1054 1267 1431 1531 1555 1562 1562
7 22 88
 
University of Bristol
United Kingdom 1876 Public 19
 
George Davey Smith
237 1212 64 240 406 579 721 878 1008 1147 1192 1211 1212
8 23 90
 
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom 1900 Public 1667
 
Jon Deeks
237 1473 63 302 571 793 964 1162 1339 1435 1467 1473 1473
9 26 93
 
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom 1583 Public 363
 
Ian Deary
237 1495 61 344 588 802 972 1166 1317 1440 1480 1491 1495
10 34 110
 
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom 1905 Public 691
 
John Kanis
237 1222 54 280 512 701 856 987 1080 1170 1209 1221 1222
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11 35 111
 
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom 1948 Public 2703
 
Michael Doherty
237 1349 54 271 515 709 890 1039 1148 1262 1319 1349 1349
12 39 117
 
University of Leeds
United Kingdom 1904 Public 396
 
Joshua Freeman

i
237 1319 51 276 511 718 887 1043 1147 1244 1297 1315 1319
13 44 127
 
University of Exeter
United Kingdom 1955 Public 626
 
Kevin J Gaston
237 905 49 183 339 468 578 701 784 859 890 904 905
14 47 131
 
Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom 1989 Public 110
 
Jonathan Hays

i
237 882 47 198 341 468 569 668 742 817 870 882 882
15 52 146
 
Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom 1963 Public 2315
 
Ian McKeith
237 812 40 185 340 454 559 642 711 780 802 810 812
16 54 151
 
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom 1899 Public 664
 
Martin McKee

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237 403 39 115 183 258 299 335 359 381 397 403 403
17 61 176
 
University of York
United Kingdom 1963 Public 720
 
Alan Baddeley
237 810 34 170 336 443 542 642 718 772 802 810 810
18 66 189
 
University of Warwick
United Kingdom 1965 Public 4208
 
Lawrence S Young
237 815 32 182 339 473 593 690 755 785 808 814 815
19 67 192
 
Durham University
United Kingdom 1832 Public 314
 
Holger Schulz

i
237 673 32 142 281 380 477 553 618 657 671 672 673
20 75 224
 
University of Dundee
United Kingdom 1967 Public 618
 
Philip Cohen
237 357 28 77 132 176 213 262 302 337 352 355 357
21 81 239
 
Cardiff University
United Kingdom 1997 Public 2123
 
Bangalore Sathyaprakash

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237 314 26 74 116 153 179 200 222 271 302 312 314
22 82 241
 
University of East Anglia
United Kingdom 1963 Public 893
 
Philip Jones
237 497 25 103 197 266 320 366 416 460 486 496 497
23 90 253
 
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom 1495 Public 1157
 
Pete Smith
237 465 23 116 198 268 319 375 409 445 462 464 465
24 91 255
 
Lancaster University
United Kingdom 1964 Public 1653
 
Kevin C Jones
237 614 23 111 202 305 390 462 528 581 602 613 614
25 96 268
 
University of Leicester
United Kingdom 1957 Public 984
 
Nilesh Samani

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237 381 22 113 180 234 281 315 342 366 378 380 381
26 97 269
 
London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom 1895 Public 2081
 
Martin Knapp
237 590 22 108 207 285 379 452 514 561 580 587 590
27 98 271
 
University of Saint Andrews
United Kingdom 1413 Public 1889
 
David Perrett
237 461 22 98 160 226 270 329 379 428 456 460 461
28 109 300
 
University of Sussex
United Kingdom 1961 Public 3482
 
Benjamin Sovacool
237 460 19 89 193 256 314 375 425 451 458 459 460
29 111 304
 
Francis Crick Institute
United Kingdom 2010 Public 2540
 
Julian Downward
237 251 19 39 64 85 111 133 172 207 237 250 251
30 125 337
 
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom 1881 Public 59
 
Gregory Lip

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237 705 16 107 225 334 430 521 590 673 697 704 705
31 132 349
 
University of Surrey
United Kingdom 1966 Public 1227
 
GQ Max Lu
237 584 15 109 216 298 380 437 496 553 573 582 584
32 144 380
 
Queen's University Belfast
United Kingdom 1849 Public 6261
 
SJ Smartt

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237 633 13 100 213 303 398 477 550 595 622 633 633
33 146 382
 
University of Reading
United Kingdom 1892 Public 5026
 
Sandy P Harrison
237 475 13 90 168 255 320 384 430 460 468 473 475
34 153 393
 
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
United Kingdom 1992 Private 1479
 
Peter Campbell
237 216 13 39 72 97 121 137 172 194 208 215 216
35 154 396
 
Saint George's University of London
United Kingdom 1733 Public 5082
 
Juan Carlos Kaski
237 95 13 33 57 68 73 78 87 92 94 95 95
36 180 460
 
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom 1964 Public 146
 
Thomas Doherty

i
237 558 10 85 211 312 404 480 525 550 555 557 558
37 187 471
 
Swansea University
United Kingdom 1920 Public 4013
 
Yogesh K Dwivedi
237 412 10 60 132 197 255 303 333 376 402 411 412
38 195 484
 
Institute of Cancer Research University of London
United Kingdom 1909 Public 1579
 
Johann de Bono
237 138 10 32 60 77 86 103 115 128 134 137 138
39 199 490
 
European Bioinformatics Institute
United Kingdom 1992 Public 1331
 
Janet M Thornton
237 180 10 30 52 74 84 108 131 149 168 178 180
40 206 503
 
University of Bath
United Kingdom 1966 Public 5977
 
Christopher Eccleston
237 393 9 73 144 201 250 288 318 362 384 393 393
41 210 509
 
GlaxoSmithKline
United Kingdom 1999 Private 1159
 
Rino Rappuoli
237 403 9 48 96 147 215 269 333 381 399 403 403
42 215 516
 
Birkbeck University of London
United Kingdom 1823 Public 1988
 
Mark H Johnson

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237 225 9 42 74 104 132 158 184 213 219 224 225
43 221 529
 
John Innes Centre
United Kingdom 1910 Private 6474
 
Caroline Dean
237 114 9 25 39 44 56 71 85 101 112 114 114
44 224 537
 
Loughborough University
United Kingdom 1966 Public 9530
 
Geoffrey M Hodgson
237 611 8 100 227 335 432 523 572 598 608 611 611
45 228 549
 
University of Ulster
United Kingdom 1968 Public 8165
 
Ibrahim M Banat
237 315 8 59 114 150 193 236 263 300 312 315 315
46 229 551
 
Brunel University
United Kingdom 1966 Public 191
 
Paul Kyberd

i
237 421 8 56 132 206 277 332 380 407 419 421 421
47 233 563
 
Science and Technology Facilities Council 
United Kingdom 2007 Public 195
 
Tim Adye

i
237 214 8 34 67 97 121 164 190 207 213 213 214
48 256 623
 
Keele University
United Kingdom 1949 Public 1228
 
Nicola Maffulli
237 194 7 32 66 102 131 154 172 189 193 194 194
49 259 628
 
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom 1451 Public 114
 
John McMurray

i
237 149 7 28 47 59 80 96 107 126 139 148 149
50 260 629
 
Rothamsted Research
United Kingdom 1843 Public 2016
 
Steve Mcgrath
237 88 7 24 40 46 55 62 69 84 88 88 88
51 270 646
 
University of Essex
United Kingdom 1964 Public 4787
 
Meena Kumari

i
237 439 6 58 125 216 283 346 400 428 435 438 439
52 274 651
 
Bangor University
United Kingdom 1884 Public 3982
 
Davey Jones
237 250 6 55 105 143 180 198 230 237 245 250 250
53 275 654
 
Royal Holloway University of London
United Kingdom 1849 Public 51
 
Glen Cowan

i
237 277 6 53 113 148 186 218 251 267 275 277 277
54 280 666
 
NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
United Kingdom 1994 Private 10971
 
James M Bullock
237 166 6 44 75 93 113 127 136 150 163 165 166
55 285 674
 
University of Hull
United Kingdom 1954 Public 6513
 
Irving Kirsch
237 265 6 40 78 113 153 185 218 244 261 263 265
56 286 676
 
Cranfield University
United Kingdom 1993 Public 8893
 
Anthony Turner
237 297 6 36 85 124 166 198 239 274 291 295 297
57 287 677
 
Open University UK
United Kingdom 1969 Public 9110
 
Glenn White

i
237 243 6 35 81 114 138 162 194 227 236 243 243
58 290 692
 
James Hutton Institute
United Kingdom 2011 Public 5816
 
Robbie Waugh
237 92 6 27 52 61 69 75 86 89 91 91 92
59 291 693
 
University of Bradford
United Kingdom 1832 Public 9407
 
Zahir Irani
237 173 6 26 55 93 119 145 153 166 171 171 173
60 305 726
 
Royal Marsden Hospital
United Kingdom 1851 Public 1219
 
David Cunningham
237 36 6 11 18 26 31 34 35 36 36 36 36
61 321 758
 
Aston University
United Kingdom 1895 Public 4945
 
KV Tokmakov

i
237 365 5 40 110 167 216 261 308 342 360 365 365
62 326 770
 
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom 1992 Public 4035
 
Paolo A Mazzali

i
237 223 5 35 69 107 135 173 194 215 221 223 223
63 328 780
 
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
United Kingdom 1947 Private 5700
 
Greg Winter
237 135 5 28 35 44 50 62 85 112 130 135 135
64 332 788
 
Scottish Rural College (Scottish Agricultural College)
United Kingdom 2012 Public 8542
 
Wayne Powell
237 72 5 24 32 42 49 58 68 71 72 72 72
65 334 797
 
University of Hertfordshire
United Kingdom 1952 Public 13040
 
Mark Thompson
237 154 5 18 44 73 97 121 131 146 151 154 154
66 344 816
 
Babraham Institute
United Kingdom 1948 Private 1817
 
Wolf Reik
237 52 5 12 22 26 32 36 41 47 50 51 52
67 352 835
 
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom 1966 Public 8983
 
Jiju Antony
237 459 4 65 153 218 286 342 389 430 451 458 459
68 353 836
 
University of Kent
United Kingdom 1965 Public 9170
 
Dominic Abrams
237 441 4 62 158 218 275 339 382 424 435 440 441
69 354 837
 
City University London
United Kingdom 1966 Public 4867
 
Hugh Willmott
237 378 4 60 118 173 215 278 318 355 372 378 378
70 356 839
 
University of Stirling
United Kingdom 1967 Public 5406
 
Douglas R Tocher
237 269 4 57 96 127 163 204 227 255 264 268 269

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71 362 856
 
Northumbria University
United Kingdom 1992 Public 6169
 
Peter J Taylor
237 423 4 40 107 179 245 323 366 408 421 423 423
72 366 867
 
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom 1870 Public 14364
 
Randall Parrish
237 272 4 32 78 131 169 216 239 264 270 272 272
73 373 883
 
Public Health England
United Kingdom 2013 Public 13965
 
Miles Carroll

i
237 125 4 26 45 65 83 100 111 118 124 125 125
74 374 885
 
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
United Kingdom 1759 Private 1554
 
Mark W. Chase
237 143 4 24 49 67 82 98 114 131 140 142 143
75 380 896
 
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
United Kingdom 1988 Private 283
 
Lee De Mora

i
237 68 4 21 35 41 51 56 59 62 67 68 68
76 408 974
 
University of Huddersfield
United Kingdom 1992 Public 467
 
Roger Barlow

i
237 333 3 34 80 130 197 246 299 324 330 333 333
77 422 999
 
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
United Kingdom 1898 Public 10086
 
Hilary Ranson
237 88 3 24 40 52 63 70 78 82 87 88 88
78 439 1049
 
Bournemouth University
United Kingdom 1992 Public 5920
 
Dimitrios Buhalis
237 193 3 13 39 80 115 138 159 183 189 192 193
79 466 1109
 
The Sainsbury Laboratory
United Kingdom 1988 Private 1332
 
Jonathan D Jones
237 33 3 5 8 10 12 13 14 18 23 32 33
80 474 1120
 
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom 1992 Public 5473
 
Richard Thompson
237 331 2 54 116 163 210 256 286 317 325 329 331
81 491 1152
 
Lincoln University
United Kingdom 1861 Public 15093
 
Mark Macklin
237 254 2 23 79 108 139 172 208 231 247 253 254
82 492 1156
 
Coventry University
United Kingdom 1992 Public 7276
 
Howard Thomas
237 369 2 23 53 101 159 211 276 335 358 369 369
83 498 1170
 
University of Salford
United Kingdom 1850 Public 661
 
Michael P Lisanti

i
237 232 2 19 51 88 124 156 181 218 230 232 232
84 499 1173
 
Goldsmiths University of London
United Kingdom 1904 Public 2390
 
PK Smith
237 116 2 19 45 64 76 89 99 109 116 116 116
85 504 1184
 
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
United Kingdom 1975 Public 20464
 
Florian Pappenberger
237 79 2 18 32 46 55 64 73 76 78 79 79
86 518 1213
 
University of Wolverhampton
United Kingdom 1992 Public 5960
 
Mike Thelwall
237 125 2 15 29 52 68 87 101 117 122 124 125
87 519 1216
 
London Business School
United Kingdom 1964 Public 11146
 
Julian Birkinshaw
237 96 2 14 36 52 66 71 79 86 90 95 96
88 524 1226
 
Institute of Zoology, UK
United Kingdom 2013 Private 10784
 
Andrew Cunningham
237 33 2 14 16 19 23 25 26 29 32 33 33
89 527 1230
 
Middlesex University
United Kingdom 1878 Public 8039
 
Xin She Yang
237 175 2 13 36 66 98 115 137 161 173 175 175
90 530 1240
 
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom 1828 Public 10373
 
John Archer
237 186 2 12 44 64 90 110 141 169 185 186 186

New. 2023 Country Top Lists: Top 10000, Top 5000, Top 3000, Top 2000 Top 1000. Only in AD Scientific Index

91 543 1268
 
School of Oriental and African Studies University of London
United Kingdom 1916 Public 19997
 
Ben Fine
237 138 2 10 26 40 61 87 109 127 137 138 138
92 548 1288
 
University of Derby
United Kingdom 1992 Public 1032
 
Lee Barnby

i
237 88 2 9 17 26 41 52 66 81 87 88 88
93 552 1297
 
University of the West of Scotland (University of Paisley)
United Kingdom 1897 Public 2915
 
John F Smith

i
237 101 2 8 24 43 56 69 82 90 101 101 101
94 558 1309
 
Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom 1843 Public 5210
 
Keith Davids
237 173 2 7 29 45 71 112 139 162 169 171 173
95 568 1332
 
Illumina
United Kingdom 1998 Private 21721
 
Gary P. Schroth
237 128 2 6 17 29 46 66 87 112 125 128 128
96 575 1347
 
Marine Biological Association
United Kingdom 1884 Public 19477
 
David W. Sims
237 32 2 6 9 11 15 18 24 26 28 31 32
97 584 1367
 
Henley Business School University of Reading
United Kingdom 1945 Private 11367
 
Chris Brewster
237 33 2 5 10 11 13 17 21 28 31 33 33
98 593 1386
 
Moorfields Eye Hospital
United Kingdom 1805 Public 19965
 
Graham E Holder
237 12 2 4 4 7 9 9 9 10 11 12 12
99 598 1404
 
The Alan Turing Institute
United Kingdom 2015 Private 734
 
Camila Rangel Smith

i
237 48 2 3 4 5 8 15 23 34 43 47 48
100 610 1435
 
Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom 1843 Public 730
 
Mark Griffiths
237 239 1 28 62 94 123 162 191 224 235 239 239