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 707.603 scientist, 211 country, 14.116 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 * 2044 7465 377 2 0 5 16 0 12 0 1 98 70 14 159 1414 8 1 33 37 13 60 3 5 387 196 50 621
2 2 2 Stanford University
United States
77 John PA Ioannidis * 2044 5426 280 1 0 4 6 2 54 0 1 46 68 11 87 1115 1 0 27 42 22 236 6 4 174 194 56 353
6 6 7 Columbia University New York
United States
50 Joseph E. Stiglitz 2044 2448 136 0 0 4 4 1 26 0 0 25 30 5 41 740 2 1 21 28 11 143 1 3 144 103 49 234
41 45 55 Texas A&M University
United States
711 Othmane Bouhali * 2044 2355 42 1 0 3 0 0 7 0 0 3 10 2 16 473 22 2 19 9 5 132 0 1 39 73 26 145
5 16 169 Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong
1699 Lei Zhang 14 607 14 0 0 3 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 158 0 1 10 0 0 64 0 0 10 20 13 40
32 35 45 Pennsylvania State University
United States
783 Bruce E Logan 2044 2432 47 2 0 3 1 0 10 0 0 8 13 5 5 518 19 0 16 11 6 121 0 3 53 96 51 142
42 46 58 University of Arizona
United States
51 John Rutherfoord * 2044 1567 41 1 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 4 16 3 9 354 15 1 8 1 3 61 0 0 41 86 22 116
28 30 37 University of Pittsburgh
United States
360 Jane Cauley * 2044 1621 51 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 6 22 334 0 0 14 1 2 36 2 2 72 51 19 135
43 47 59 Michigan State University
United States
56 Joey Huston * 2044 1882 40 7 0 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 14 1 6 394 40 0 10 5 8 39 1 3 44 76 27 141
2 52 395 Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia
5459 Abdul Rahman Mohamed 88 787 4 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 53 1 0 2 3 1 22 0 0 7 6 0 11
9 91 170 Queen's University Kingston
Canada
1478 Daren Heyland 180 679 14 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 1 1 4 146 0 0 2 1 2 33 0 0 17 34 11 46
7 7 8 University of Michigan
United States
267 Goncalo Abecasis * 2044 2743 130 0 0 2 1 0 7 0 0 27 15 10 68 1012 1 1 13 12 5 117 2 0 145 96 61 559
165 190 500 Babson College
United States
3254 Thomas Davenport 2044 77 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 186 485 HEC Montréal École de Gestion
Canada
1010 Gilbert Laporte 180 142 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 9 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 3
8 8 9 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
5 Robert Langer * 2044 4429 123 0 0 2 7 0 49 0 0 7 23 3 32 692 0 3 29 28 0 226 2 0 20 125 14 245
36 39 49 University of Maryland
United States
960 Edwin A Locke 2044 1911 44 0 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 9 4 23 481 6 1 11 14 6 91 1 5 2 71 27 246
94 106 202 George Mason University
United States
308 Lance Liotta 2044 697 11 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 123 0 0 5 10 2 16 1 3 7 9 14 56
11 11 14 Duke University
United States
27 Robert J Lefkowitz 2044 1925 100 0 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 17 15 9 49 607 2 0 25 16 0 61 2 5 90 62 37 307
39 180 464 University of Bradford
United Kingdom
1460 Chrissie Rogers 193 170 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 28 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 2 17
74 82 152 Dartmouth College
United States
2605 James Haxby 2044 580 16 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 9 141 0 0 5 10 0 9 0 0 13 15 9 80
30 33 41 Arizona State University
United States
532 Elinor Ostrom 2044 1574 48 1 0 2 0 2 7 0 0 1 16 7 12 424 2 0 19 5 7 93 1 6 19 81 56 135
17 18 23 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
United States
359 Barry Popkin 2044 1987 65 2 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 13 9 7 27 456 2 1 12 9 4 42 0 0 98 80 29 179
9 9 10 University of Pennsylvania
United States
117 Virginia Lee 2044 2672 113 0 0 2 3 0 16 0 0 28 21 7 36 658 1 0 24 20 4 78 1 6 165 79 40 240
2 17 83 University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
1650 Marcel Levi 34 1167 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
95 107 203 Indiana University System
United States
945 David Audretsch 2044 729 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 8 123 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 34 9 4 72
216 250 724 Mississippi State University
United States
7248 James J Chrisman 2044 356 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 2 12 0 5
9 344 908 Hanken School of Economics
Finland
9713 Christian Grönroos 36 48 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
4 4 17 Imperial College London
United Kingdom
33 Peter J Barnes * 193 2192 83 0 0 1 1 0 12 0 0 26 9 0 34 552 4 0 9 3 0 119 0 0 103 85 1 228
54 257 653 Henley Business School University of Reading
United Kingdom
745 Alan M Rugman 193 25 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
64 71 121 Florida State University
United States
119 Todd Adams * 2044 831 20 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 5 6 177 0 0 6 2 1 21 1 3 2 42 20 79
258 300 980 Long Island University
United States
7884 Tung Lung Steven Chang 2044 71 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1
1 9 122 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Saudi Arabia
849 Carlos M Duarte 70 668 20 2 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 7 0 6 118 4 0 2 0 0 51 0 0 2 29 0 30
4 110 623 Institute of Chemical Technology
India
5948 AB Pandit 2110 94 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 1 3 0 1
21 295 783 INSEAD Business School
France
3556 Luk Van Wassenhove 250 133 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
61 302 807 London Business School
United Kingdom
8549 Julian Birkinshaw 193 87 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
48 315 831 Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Germany
2701 Michael Frese 275 73 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6
4 124 331 National University of Ireland NUI Galway
Ireland
5754 Peter Corcoran 35 473 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 83 1 0 2 0 1 18 0 0 12 9 2 38
3 32 39 McGill University
Canada
53 Andreas Warburton * 180 2147 49 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 18 7 1 18 485 3 3 3 3 0 81 0 0 136 86 18 152
24 128 339 Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Germany
6227 Joachim Sauer 275 389 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 67 1 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 1 23 14 20
109 129 276 Georgia State University
United States
1693 Vince D Calhoun 2044 594 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 100 0 0 4 6 0 8 0 2 12 20 13 35
31 142 375 Loughborough University
United Kingdom
7602 Geoffrey M Hodgson 193 700 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 99 0 2 5 2 1 15 0 0 2 15 13 44
302 348 1155 Oklahoma City University
United States
6564 J Alexander Smith 2044 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49 54 79 New York University
United States
569 Dan Littman 2044 1128 29 0 0 1 2 0 6 0 0 6 5 7 2 288 1 2 20 24 1 62 6 6 29 58 50 29
33 394 1102 IÉSEG School of Management
France
7232 Linda L Zhang 250 44 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 39 130 Aarhus University
Denmark
1032 Henrik Toft Sorensen 23 1295 18 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 2 0 5 258 8 1 6 4 0 32 0 0 35 58 5 109
37 40 50 Georgia Institute of Technology
United States
16 Zhong Lin Wang 2044 1775 44 0 0 1 0 0 20 0 0 1 12 1 9 364 0 0 18 0 0 164 1 0 6 58 12 105
219 254 745 Miami University of Ohio
United States
8990 Lisa Ellram 2044 326 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 7 2 10
5 5 22 King's College London
United Kingdom
83 Tim D Spector 193 1604 69 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 2 9 32 398 0 1 8 7 2 22 2 0 101 49 29 177
45 49 63 Ohio State University
United States
38 Carlo Croce 2044 1902 35 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 6 8 5 11 377 10 1 16 9 5 75 1 0 50 62 32 116
2 24 92 Lund University
Sweden
279 Else Lytken * 37 1106 25 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 9 0 10 230 4 0 2 3 0 9 1 0 46 63 7 95