Addis Ababa University: Rankings

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Addis Ababa University ranked 1st in Ethiopia, 1197th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 122 research topics. Addis Ababa University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 16,091 academic publications and 240,915 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 34 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#1197 of 14,131 In the World
#19 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 35 In Ethiopia
#1 of 5 In Addis Ababa
#67 of 1,009 For Hydrology and Water resources management
#87 of 1,734 For Veterinary
#176 of 2,165 For Forestry
#1497 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#2033 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 119 other topics

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Biology rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Biology in Ethiopia and 1009th in the World with 11,275 publications made and 188,339 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Paleontology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Botany.

Biology ranking Location
#1 of 16 In Ethiopia
#21 of 357 In Africa
#1009 of 6,663 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 47 93
1991 49 102
1992 46 99
1993 59 167
1994 63 207
1995 53 210
1996 62 246
1997 68 222
1998 66 296
1999 68 372
2000 69 449
2001 76 448
2002 102 606
2003 80 771
2004 98 833
2005 111 1018
2006 124 1343
2007 167 1656
2008 143 1856
2009 167 2409
2010 210 3049
2011 242 3742
2012 258 4305
2013 354 5413
2014 431 6795
2015 457 8135
2016 482 8797
2017 599 10282
2018 652 11705
2019 895 14374
2020 1177 19394
2021 1441 28320
2022 1582 30373

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Forestry 1 7 176
Toxicology 1 23 404
Animal Science 1 20 457
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 13 469
Agricultural Science 1 19 478
Virology 1 13 501
Zoology 1 12 507
Microbiology 1 16 590
Botany 1 15 669
Immunology 1 16 712
Horticulture 1 29 758
Entomology 1 23 763
Paleontology 1 18 824
Nutrition and Food Science 1 31 835
Biotechnology 1 21 906
Pharmacology 1 25 978
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 1 30 1004
Genetics 1 22 1169
Oncology and Cancer research 1 30 1290
Neuroscience 1 24 1441
Biochemistry 1 30 1479
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 1 33 1485
Evolutionary Biology 1 30 1570
Molecular Biology 1 47 2048
Nanotechnology 1 73 2322

Medicine rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Medicine in Ethiopia and 861st in the World with 9,799 publications made and 156,022 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Public Health, Immunology, Psychiatry, Nursing.

Medicine ranking Location
#1 of 16 In Ethiopia
#16 of 354 In Africa
#861 of 6,552 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 48 74
1991 39 67
1992 37 91
1993 48 120
1994 42 142
1995 41 150
1996 44 189
1997 57 168
1998 58 193
1999 56 279
2000 55 305
2001 65 315
2002 85 432
2003 64 500
2004 67 611
2005 91 732
2006 92 901
2007 129 1057
2008 122 1340
2009 136 1724
2010 174 2154
2011 189 2662
2012 210 3259
2013 295 4030
2014 385 5315
2015 400 6568
2016 441 7374
2017 516 8930
2018 588 9954
2019 787 12529
2020 1125 17171
2021 1309 24244
2022 1382 26341

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Veterinary 1 4 87
Epidemiology 1 6 215
Pediatrics 1 8 289
Family medicine 2 11 320
Healthcare Management (MHA) 1 10 362
Public Health 1 9 402
Toxicology 1 23 404
Nursing 2 10 427
Optometry 2 13 461
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 2 13 469
Virology 1 13 501
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 1 11 571
Neurosurgery 1 15 592
Respiratory Therapy 1 12 626
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 2 27 668
Pathology 1 13 686
Immunology 1 16 712
Dermatology 1 23 718
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 1 20 741
Social Work 1 23 802
Surgery 1 20 843
Critical Care Nursing 1 20 853
Psychiatry 1 15 914
Health Science 2 22 916
Sonography and Ultrasound 1 21 931
Anesthesiology 1 23 976
Pharmacology 1 25 978
Gerontology 1 17 993
Medical Physics 1 23 995
Clinical Psychology 1 20 1013
Ophthalmology 1 27 1017
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 1 23 1070
Urology 1 36 1103
Radiation Therapy 1 29 1131
Cardiology 1 26 1195
Oncology and Cancer research 1 30 1290
Anatomy and Physiology 1 32 1317
Physical Therapy 1 33 1538
Pharmacy 2 52 1604
Dentistry 1 57 1748
Sports Medicine 1 37 1772

Environmental Science rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Environmental Science in Ethiopia and 849th in the World with 9,263 publications made and 147,229 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Paleontology, Agricultural Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#1 of 16 In Ethiopia
#18 of 358 In Africa
#849 of 6,683 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 27 74
1991 34 83
1992 22 67
1993 35 118
1994 46 140
1995 36 129
1996 39 177
1997 44 169
1998 44 201
1999 43 267
2000 50 311
2001 62 329
2002 75 427
2003 67 627
2004 83 673
2005 94 751
2006 98 1077
2007 149 1382
2008 119 1460
2009 123 1978
2010 171 2442
2011 210 3044
2012 202 3332
2013 284 4286
2014 366 5319
2015 358 6273
2016 384 6525
2017 522 7692
2018 552 8792
2019 727 11032
2020 920 14818
2021 1267 22768
2022 1326 24074

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Ethiopia and 1091st in the World with 8,617 publications made and 132,310 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Law, Demography, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#1 of 16 In Ethiopia
#19 of 364 In Africa
#1091 of 6,939 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 26 54
1991 25 55
1992 25 59
1993 37 83
1994 28 94
1995 37 116
1996 39 130
1997 41 114
1998 39 122
1999 40 191
2000 33 225
2001 44 236
2002 49 287
2003 50 432
2004 47 490
2005 53 483
2006 66 603
2007 96 910
2008 90 1044
2009 119 1355
2010 140 1651
2011 179 2028
2012 180 2476
2013 246 3121
2014 331 4117
2015 363 5190
2016 369 5800
2017 518 6983
2018 531 7977
2019 721 10175
2020 948 14228
2021 1194 20810
2022 1289 22770

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Chemistry rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Chemistry in Ethiopia and 1523rd in the World with 5,860 publications made and 94,497 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#34 of 337 In Africa
#1523 of 6,327 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 31 62
1991 32 69
1992 17 52
1993 29 98
1994 34 132
1995 31 134
1996 31 152
1997 42 141
1998 39 212
1999 43 258
2000 33 272
2001 44 310
2002 45 352
2003 40 451
2004 60 461
2005 71 616
2006 76 789
2007 99 989
2008 71 1113
2009 66 1404
2010 112 1774
2011 119 2093
2012 137 2360
2013 169 2977
2014 249 3673
2015 224 4178
2016 264 4810
2017 290 5581
2018 347 6294
2019 442 7860
2020 595 10460
2021 757 15433
2022 816 16520

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 1 15 590
Nutrition and Food Science 1 31 835
Radiochemistry 1 52 1249
Environmental Chemistry 1 41 1317
Inorganic Chemistry 1 35 1354
Biochemistry 1 30 1479
Pharmacy 2 52 1604
Computational Chemistry 1 47 1619
Physical chemistry 1 50 1691
Organic Chemistry 1 44 1694
Chemical Engineering 1 58 1908
Materials Science 1 65 2136
Nanotechnology 1 73 2322

Engineering rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Engineering in Ethiopia and 1591st in the World with 5,563 publications made and 84,796 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#34 of 342 In Africa
#1591 of 6,555 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 24 40
1991 28 50
1992 15 50
1993 10 50
1994 17 70
1995 25 59
1996 21 84
1997 26 78
1998 20 126
1999 27 138
2000 26 178
2001 33 201
2002 37 231
2003 29 260
2004 41 328
2005 54 381
2006 55 579
2007 79 743
2008 51 803
2009 64 991
2010 90 1273
2011 125 1530
2012 138 1701
2013 152 2165
2014 224 2648
2015 224 3080
2016 228 3330
2017 325 4237
2018 329 4947
2019 444 6553
2020 507 8539
2021 762 13381
2022 914 14942

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Engineering.

Computer Science rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Computer Science in Ethiopia and 1523rd in the World with 4,783 publications made and 67,014 citations received. Main research topics: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Telecommunications, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#30 of 346 In Africa
#1523 of 6,597 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 13 22
1991 12 29
1992 10 33
1993 18 31
1994 7 26
1995 15 62
1996 15 58
1997 8 41
1998 11 49
1999 19 77
2000 14 112
2001 20 119
2002 21 127
2003 11 193
2004 23 224
2005 35 246
2006 42 347
2007 49 413
2008 36 497
2009 51 685
2010 74 865
2011 83 955
2012 109 1201
2013 134 1578
2014 175 1987
2015 210 2581
2016 200 2937
2017 266 3627
2018 286 4168
2019 395 5409
2020 549 7645
2021 683 11292
2022 813 12932

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Computational Linguistics 1 21 1081
Machine Learning 2 20 1085
Library and Information science 1 18 1136
Management Information Systems 1 33 1397
Neuroscience 1 24 1441
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 1 33 1485
Computer Vision 1 29 1531
Telecommunications 1 55 1839
Software Engineering 1 44 1855
Data Science 1 48 1856
Human-Computer Interaction 1 46 1990
Cognitive Science 1 43 2047
Cyber Security 1 70 2135
Computer Networking 1 69 2157
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 1 66 2269

Mathematics rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 2nd for Mathematics in Ethiopia and 1003rd in the World with 4,408 publications made and 62,275 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research.

Mathematics ranking Location
#2 of 15 In Ethiopia
#18 of 339 In Africa
#1003 of 6,132 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 8 17
1991 6 28
1992 4 20
1993 5 16
1994 7 16
1995 4 17
1996 4 28
1997 10 29
1998 6 27
1999 21 62
2000 9 51
2001 23 74
2002 24 79
2003 14 85
2004 20 123
2005 20 143
2006 30 190
2007 32 247
2008 40 300
2009 39 417
2010 48 549
2011 72 660
2012 87 813
2013 116 1084
2014 160 1530
2015 164 2044
2016 176 2225
2017 245 2873
2018 283 3525
2019 385 4815
2020 548 6746
2021 669 9803
2022 825 11328

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Statistics 2 17 951
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 34 1449
Math Teachers 1 41 1561
Operations Research 1 40 1705
Applied Mathematics 3 109 2380

Physics rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Physics in Ethiopia and 1905th in the World with 3,858 publications made and 54,797 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#48 of 336 In Africa
#1905 of 6,484 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 25 44
1991 26 47
1992 12 40
1993 9 49
1994 13 58
1995 21 50
1996 15 79
1997 25 74
1998 18 122
1999 25 132
2000 17 148
2001 28 172
2002 37 210
2003 25 252
2004 34 260
2005 36 312
2006 46 429
2007 55 554
2008 48 608
2009 58 774
2010 66 931
2011 97 1127
2012 103 1261
2013 101 1496
2014 154 1943
2015 163 2164
2016 160 2434
2017 207 2898
2018 210 3287
2019 269 4217
2020 317 5254
2021 521 8413
2022 603 8965

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Medical Physics 1 23 995
Atomic and Molecular physics 1 43 1541
Nuclear Physics 1 44 1708
Condensed Matter Physics 1 46 1716
Optical Engineering 1 45 1773
Astrophysics and Astronomy 1 45 1832
Acoustical Engineering 1 50 1995
Quantum and Particle physics 1 61 2039
Materials Science 1 65 2136
Nanotechnology 1 73 2322

Psychology rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Psychology in Ethiopia and 1157th in the World with 3,554 publications made and 47,915 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#20 of 334 In Africa
#1157 of 6,353 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 12 16
1991 8 18
1992 7 24
1993 14 23
1994 8 22
1995 10 42
1996 13 44
1997 15 48
1998 16 33
1999 26 89
2000 10 67
2001 16 99
2002 23 105
2003 11 174
2004 15 193
2005 28 223
2006 32 259
2007 30 336
2008 37 407
2009 44 483
2010 63 711
2011 70 718
2012 73 994
2013 97 1218
2014 124 1715
2015 154 2179
2016 156 2401
2017 229 3164
2018 226 3679
2019 286 4480
2020 402 6307
2021 494 9086
2022 566 9637

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Sexology 2 26 764
Social Work 1 23 802
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1 20 882
Psychiatry 1 15 914
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 1 38 1002
Clinical Psychology 1 20 1013
Child Psychology 1 26 1441
Neuroscience 1 24 1441
Education Majors 1 38 1497
Social Psychology 1 32 1695
Cognitive Science 1 43 2047

Economics rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Economics in Ethiopia and 854th in the World with 3,096 publications made and 44,203 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#21 of 331 In Africa
#854 of 5,789 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 9 13
1991 6 17
1992 8 27
1993 12 18
1994 6 21
1995 10 23
1996 8 27
1997 9 25
1998 4 40
1999 10 48
2000 12 52
2001 11 66
2002 18 70
2003 16 135
2004 5 138
2005 24 157
2006 13 145
2007 26 244
2008 38 279
2009 28 413
2010 55 436
2011 71 586
2012 57 662
2013 95 834
2014 113 1178
2015 133 1496
2016 150 1803
2017 202 2265
2018 189 2575
2019 270 3374
2020 327 4493
2021 439 6926
2022 494 7875

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Agricultural Economics 1 11 196
Development Studies 1 17 536
Political Economy 1 23 709
International Economics 1 21 1006
Environmental Economics 1 30 1086
International Trade 1 24 1109
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 34 1449
Finance 1 56 1744

Business rankings

Addis Ababa University ranked 1st for Business in Ethiopia and 1407th in the World with 2,195 publications made and 31,475 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management, Finance, Management Information Systems, Public Policy / Administration.

Business ranking Location
#1 of 15 In Ethiopia
#37 of 330 In Africa
#1407 of 6,002 In the World

Addis Ababa University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 2 2
1991 2 6
1992 3 11
1993 4 10
1994 2 6
1995 8 19
1996 5 7
1997 1 14
1998 0 18
1999 5 16
2000 8 27
2001 5 20
2002 13 28
2003 10 34
2004 5 80
2005 13 79
2006 12 83
2007 15 101
2008 24 156
2009 31 241
2010 38 233
2011 44 354
2012 52 408
2013 75 562
2014 85 724
2015 98 836
2016 90 1117
2017 150 1354
2018 140 1622
2019 193 1981
2020 222 2671
2021 302 4180
2022 380 4667

The following table provides academic rankings for Addis Ababa University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield Ethiopia ranking Africa ranking World rank
Occupational Safety and Health 1 12 470
Public Policy / Administration 1 31 845
Risk Management 1 23 925
Human Resource Management 1 30 1082
International Trade 1 24 1109
Marketing 1 24 1137
Accounting 1 32 1172
International Business 1 30 1192
Project Management 1 31 1258
Management Information Systems 1 33 1397
Operations Research 1 40 1705
Management 1 52 1716
Finance 1 56 1744
Advertising 1 56 2196

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Addis Ababa University

Speciality Ethiopia Africa World Rank
Literature 1 31 1438
Art & Design 1 35 1732
Fashion Design 1 40 1784