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
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
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
5 5 5 University of California San Diego
United States
15 Michael Karin 2044 2981 142 0 1 1 0 0 25 0 0 27 25 5 58 745 3 1 3 12 2 180 1 0 115 109 39 280
29 31 38 Carnegie Mellon University
United States
188 Krzysztof Matyjaszewski 2044 1489 50 0 0 1 1 1 23 0 1 1 5 7 10 331 0 0 10 5 3 176 2 2 3 40 23 67
3 3 3 University of California Berkeley
United States
103 Heather Gray * 2044 3163 168 4 1 1 11 0 48 1 0 7 50 11 34 689 17 2 10 34 8 175 1 6 37 134 52 213
1 1 60 National University of Singapore
Singapore
111 Barry Halliwell 27 1880 36 0 0 0 1 0 16 0 0 4 7 0 8 441 2 0 17 6 0 167 1 1 46 93 8 100
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
21 23 28 University of Texas Austin
United States
230 Nicholas A Peppas 2044 2434 64 1 0 1 1 0 21 0 0 3 16 4 17 479 4 0 8 4 4 161 2 2 22 79 44 149
33 36 46 University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
United States
93 Mark Neubauer * 2044 2168 47 3 0 0 1 1 14 0 0 1 15 2 10 454 20 0 9 8 5 149 0 0 24 73 31 135
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
1 6 85 Tsinghua University
China
339 Xiaofeng Wang * 686 1292 26 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 2 4 0 6 250 1 1 0 1 0 141 0 0 4 43 4 55
2 5 84 Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
248 Xiong Wen David Lou 27 1608 26 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 3 0 6 263 0 0 0 2 5 141 0 0 7 42 4 62
4 4 4 University of California Los Angeles
United States
275 Michail Bachtis * 2044 3034 156 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 0 34 28 14 55 800 1 3 12 19 5 137 3 3 170 110 67 270
1 6 30 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule ETH Zürich
Switzerland
135 Aebersold R * 51 1948 61 2 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 1 19 2 15 373 13 0 3 2 0 136 0 0 8 91 9 111
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
53 59 99 Purdue University
United States
317 Norbert Neumeister * 2044 1893 23 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 6 2 4 377 35 0 3 7 0 122 0 0 21 73 23 93
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
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
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
2 22 27 University of British Columbia
Canada
742 Michael Hayden 180 2424 64 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 14 14 5 19 595 31 1 10 13 3 113 1 0 95 110 45 173
1 1 6 University of Oxford
United Kingdom
26 Douglas G Altman * 193 3208 140 0 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 36 32 10 48 790 11 1 10 24 6 110 6 4 122 172 53 271
4 4 57 University of New South Wales
Australia
972 Martin A Green 90 2119 41 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 9 4 3 15 410 4 1 9 10 7 104 0 0 65 64 23 123
11 101 186 University of Waterloo
Canada
1594 Xuemin Sherman Shen 180 1268 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 3 227 0 0 1 3 0 100 1 0 8 37 18 59
1 2 67 Seoul National University
South Korea
22 SB Kim * 213 1366 33 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 6 2 11 345 9 0 4 0 0 100 0 0 67 64 2 99
1 1 40 Monash University
Australia
165 Jordan Nash * 90 2670 48 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 15 9 0 18 521 1 0 14 8 10 96 2 3 119 75 8 185
26 28 35 University of Colorado Boulder
United States
212 Kevin Stenson * 2044 1555 52 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 2 21 2 14 355 2 0 7 3 2 94 0 1 12 95 26 113
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
24 26 32 University of California Santa Barbara
United States
108 Alan Heeger * 2044 1122 57 1 0 1 0 1 22 0 0 1 14 5 12 290 4 0 7 4 5 93 0 0 8 54 32 83
20 21 26 University of Wisconsin Madison
United States
70 Sridhara Dasu * 2044 2066 64 0 0 0 1 0 13 0 0 8 21 4 17 597 28 0 9 15 2 92 2 2 87 102 36 222
13 14 18 University of Southern California
United States
274 Paul Thompson 2044 2232 75 0 0 0 1 0 12 0 0 12 6 5 39 501 1 1 27 20 2 91 2 1 75 45 35 201
2 10 65 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
9 Michael Graetzel 51 1083 35 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 2 10 0 7 280 0 0 4 0 0 91 0 0 7 72 1 105
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
16 17 21 University of California Davis
United States
649 Jay Belsky 2044 2315 69 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 16 12 6 23 627 58 0 3 10 1 91 0 0 111 108 38 207
18 19 24 University of California Irvine
United States
309 Carl Cotman 2044 1568 65 0 0 0 1 2 12 0 0 12 14 2 22 452 0 0 7 5 6 87 1 10 63 83 31 159
23 25 31 University of Florida
United States
243 Dimitri Bourilkov * 2044 2468 59 6 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 9 9 0 28 560 50 1 5 11 4 86 1 0 88 78 14 222
6 7 33 University of Manchester
United Kingdom
178 Darren Price * 193 1585 55 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 14 12 2 17 446 3 1 8 6 4 86 0 0 57 95 26 160
309 356 16 University of Toronto
Canada
58 Pekka Sinervo * 180 2956 86 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 0 17 23 5 32 578 7 1 8 9 4 84 1 4 96 115 42 207
3 54 165 Technical University of Denmark
Denmark
173 Jens Norskov 23 1194 14 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 7 210 4 0 4 0 0 83 0 0 5 46 0 68
2 15 167 Peking University
China
2085 Xiaoliang Sunney Xie 686 990 14 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 4 0 2 179 0 2 1 5 0 82 0 0 2 40 3 44
4 19 198 Zhejiang University (National Che Kiang University)
China
3673 Yizhong Zhang 686 1217 11 2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 179 9 0 1 0 0 82 0 0 7 23 0 57
3 10 127 City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
601 Hua Zhang (张华) 14 657 19 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 1 1 0 4 150 2 0 5 2 0 82 0 0 4 19 4 32
5 5 64 Australian National University
Australia
1078 GD Farquhar 90 1336 35 0 0 1 0 0 11 0 1 2 16 1 3 338 10 1 8 11 0 81 5 1 15 101 29 76
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
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
14 15 19 Johns Hopkins University
United States
11 Bert Vogelstein 2044 1914 73 1 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 23 14 0 22 464 1 0 2 7 1 78 0 0 108 94 14 159
4 21 216 Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Israel
1346 Moussa Youdim 36 744 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 0 3 171 0 1 4 0 0 77 0 0 9 31 4 45
15 16 20 Princeton University
United States
194 Daniel Marlow * 2044 1193 72 0 0 0 5 0 18 1 0 2 29 8 9 288 0 0 6 18 0 76 4 0 11 92 24 57
5 51 70 University of Alberta
Canada
225 Roger Moore * 180 2054 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 0 14 426 10 1 7 6 1 76 0 1 83 76 8 157
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
4 13 143 Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Hong Kong
580 Ben Zhong Tang 14 656 17 1 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 3 1 2 141 3 0 4 2 0 73 1 0 1 24 2 31