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Charles Darwin University ranked 36th in Australia, 1227th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 102 research topics. Charles Darwin University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 9,490 academic publications and 213,405 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 6 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#1227 of 14,131 In the World
#43 of 59 In Oceania
#36 of 40 In Australia
#191 of 1,021 For Publishing
#205 of 1,048 For Firefighting and Fire Science
#320 of 1,162 For Epidemiology
#3659 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#1059 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 99 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 36th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 1263rd in the World with 5,888 publications made and 118,327 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Law, History, Philosophy.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#36 of 39 In Australia
#43 of 54 In Oceania
#1263 of 6,939 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 3 2
1991 3 6
1992 3 15
1993 1 6
1994 8 13
1995 7 20
1996 8 30
1997 20 36
1998 13 31
1999 20 50
2000 11 85
2001 10 88
2002 11 105
2003 19 156
2004 77 199
2005 119 396
2006 133 688
2007 139 943
2008 161 1320
2009 162 1984
2010 207 2493
2011 199 2857
2012 213 3411
2013 263 4294
2014 274 4937
2015 298 5895
2016 316 6102
2017 416 7117
2018 342 7182
2019 463 9341
2020 482 11549
2021 648 17528
2022 619 17397

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

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Publishing 35 42 191
Early Childhood Education 35 42 485
Social Work 29 33 492
Demography 26 32 581
Communications and Public Relations 38 45 650
Genealogy 32 41 737
Anthropology 38 45 804
Gender Studies 37 44 805
Human Rights Law 35 42 822
Sociology 35 42 841
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 38 45 842
Media Studies 37 44 850
Criminology and Criminal Justice 36 43 857
Special Education 38 45 857
Archaeology 35 43 978
Education Majors 37 44 984
History 35 43 1009
Public Policy / Administration 36 44 1052
Classics and Ancient History 32 39 1098
Law 38 45 1108
Political Science 38 45 1233
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 39 46 1275
Aesthetics 37 45 1334
Linguistics 36 43 1491
Library and Information science 36 44 1541
Philosophy 38 46 1887

Biology rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 32nd for Biology in Australia and 1390th in the World with 5,847 publications made and 159,801 citations received. Main research topics: Paleontology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Botany.

Biology ranking Location
#32 of 39 In Australia
#40 of 54 In Oceania
#1390 of 6,663 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 3 5
1991 0 10
1992 3 25
1993 3 6
1994 7 16
1995 9 26
1996 14 54
1997 19 46
1998 30 68
1999 26 85
2000 23 136
2001 17 160
2002 22 187
2003 26 243
2004 88 337
2005 129 618
2006 154 1115
2007 199 1526
2008 185 2146
2009 190 3062
2010 209 3875
2011 195 4428
2012 207 5260
2013 272 6331
2014 254 7337
2015 287 8452
2016 317 9126
2017 360 9857
2018 320 10319
2019 450 12778
2020 475 15383
2021 604 21402
2022 560 20405

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Forestry 19 24 388
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 24 30 561
Entomology 22 28 588
Zoology 24 31 629
Microbiology 21 24 774
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 32 39 818
Immunology 22 25 867
Virology 24 28 895
Animal Science 32 39 1015
Agricultural Science 30 36 1020
Paleontology 31 38 1044
Botany 29 36 1118
Evolutionary Biology 35 42 1286
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 34 42 1404
Oncology and Cancer research 29 33 1592
Genetics 31 38 1607
Pharmacology 32 37 1608
Horticulture 32 39 1685
Neuroscience 39 47 1831
Biotechnology 36 43 1961
Molecular Biology 34 42 1963
Biochemistry 35 43 1991
Nutrition and Food Science 37 46 2485
Nanotechnology 31 38 2630

Environmental Science rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 33rd for Environmental Science in Australia and 1030th in the World with 5,820 publications made and 148,395 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Paleontology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#33 of 39 In Australia
#40 of 53 In Oceania
#1030 of 6,683 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 6 4
1991 2 7
1992 4 23
1993 3 7
1994 6 10
1995 9 21
1996 13 52
1997 22 42
1998 24 56
1999 25 74
2000 16 121
2001 24 132
2002 19 171
2003 25 228
2004 97 296
2005 144 594
2006 150 1004
2007 166 1392
2008 187 1898
2009 175 2727
2010 235 3484
2011 211 3888
2012 235 4665
2013 276 5686
2014 260 6442
2015 293 7546
2016 315 7997
2017 373 9012
2018 324 9286
2019 398 11688
2020 453 13966
2021 605 19992
2022 546 19104

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Forestry 19 24 388
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 24 30 561
Ecology 29 36 744
Environmental Management 35 42 947
Geography and Cartography 33 41 962
Oceanography 32 39 982
Agricultural Science 30 36 1020
Paleontology 31 38 1044
Geology 33 40 1161
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 33 40 1493
Earth science and Geophysics 34 43 1723
Geotechnical Engineering 36 43 1742
Environmental Engineering 36 44 1995
Environmental Chemistry 34 41 2178
Petrology and Geochemistry 37 47 2247

Medicine rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 33rd for Medicine in Australia and 1152nd in the World with 5,201 publications made and 130,945 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Public Health, Nursing, Psychiatry, Immunology.

Medicine ranking Location
#33 of 39 In Australia
#39 of 53 In Oceania
#1152 of 6,552 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 1 3
1991 1 3
1992 2 15
1993 2 6
1994 4 8
1995 1 13
1996 6 25
1997 8 21
1998 8 23
1999 15 24
2000 8 46
2001 11 76
2002 9 84
2003 14 87
2004 79 156
2005 102 380
2006 129 732
2007 164 1052
2008 157 1545
2009 186 2395
2010 183 2940
2011 172 3252
2012 195 4070
2013 225 4841
2014 236 5651
2015 274 6582
2016 295 6973
2017 328 7850
2018 278 7857
2019 387 9546
2020 420 11948
2021 571 16617
2022 559 16266

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Epidemiology 16 19 320
Social Work 29 33 492
Respiratory Therapy 19 23 529
Healthcare Management (MHA) 30 34 547
Critical Care Nursing 23 26 549
Public Health 26 32 571
Pediatrics 21 23 576
Nursing 37 43 709
Gerontology 35 41 770
Veterinary 24 28 794
Family medicine 32 35 807
Dermatology 17 19 817
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 32 39 818
Immunology 22 25 867
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 37 44 886
Health Science 39 46 895
Virology 24 28 895
Pathology 29 34 931
Cardiology 31 36 1100
Surgery 32 37 1108
Anesthesiology 32 39 1242
Clinical Psychology 39 46 1248
Psychiatry 39 46 1288
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 26 30 1311
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 31 37 1331
Physical Therapy 39 47 1563
Oncology and Cancer research 29 33 1592
Pharmacology 32 37 1608
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 38 45 1689
Anatomy and Physiology 39 48 1862
Sports Medicine 39 47 1916
Dentistry 34 41 1943
Pharmacy 29 35 2012

Engineering rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 34th for Engineering in Australia and 1993rd in the World with 3,210 publications made and 76,611 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Networking, Telecommunications.

Engineering ranking Location
#34 of 39 In Australia
#42 of 52 In Oceania
#1993 of 6,555 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 6 5
1991 0 4
1992 3 16
1993 2 4
1994 8 7
1995 5 13
1996 12 26
1997 17 23
1998 23 37
1999 18 46
2000 13 77
2001 24 105
2002 19 128
2003 17 165
2004 60 204
2005 62 356
2006 65 429
2007 80 657
2008 81 912
2009 95 1205
2010 110 1460
2011 121 1683
2012 99 2061
2013 137 2512
2014 140 2938
2015 156 3475
2016 133 3810
2017 202 3846
2018 164 4224
2019 218 5384
2020 280 7136
2021 377 11001
2022 351 11461

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Firefighting and Fire Science 18 20 205
Remote Sensing 25 30 816
Civil Engineering 35 43 1366
Aerospace Engineering 32 39 1572
Optical Engineering 32 39 1653
Geotechnical Engineering 36 43 1742
Telecommunications 32 39 1773
Human-Computer Interaction 38 45 1820
Computer Networking 34 41 1827
Systems Engineering 37 44 1833
Biotechnology 36 43 1961
Electrical Engineering 32 40 1980
Electronic Engineering 31 38 1988
Environmental Engineering 36 44 1995
Acoustical Engineering 36 43 2153
Structural Engineering 37 45 2258
Mechanical Engineering 38 47 2312
Materials Science 34 42 2520
Metallurgical Engineering 35 43 2531
Nanotechnology 31 38 2630
Chemical Engineering 37 46 3497

Computer Science rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 37th for Computer Science in Australia and 1733rd in the World with 3,011 publications made and 62,893 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Computer Networking, Cyber Security.

Computer Science ranking Location
#37 of 39 In Australia
#44 of 52 In Oceania
#1733 of 6,597 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 4 3
1991 0 4
1992 2 6
1993 0 2
1994 1 9
1995 4 13
1996 11 23
1997 11 17
1998 11 34
1999 17 28
2000 9 40
2001 9 54
2002 9 69
2003 13 83
2004 36 104
2005 56 193
2006 56 315
2007 86 447
2008 63 648
2009 103 1046
2010 90 1116
2011 96 1292
2012 85 1644
2013 124 2097
2014 121 2405
2015 149 2783
2016 150 3037
2017 203 3438
2018 165 3685
2019 214 4640
2020 258 6117
2021 366 10314
2022 367 11496

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Management Information Systems 37 44 954
Data Science 36 43 1206
Multimedia 38 45 1236
Cyber Security 34 41 1238
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 34 42 1404
Library and Information science 36 44 1541
Software Engineering 37 44 1626
Computational Linguistics 33 40 1633
Machine Learning 36 43 1723
Telecommunications 32 39 1773
Human-Computer Interaction 38 45 1820
Computer Networking 34 41 1827
Neuroscience 39 47 1831
Computer Vision 34 41 2010
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 36 43 2011
Blockchain and Cryptography 33 40 2074
Cognitive Science 38 46 2087

Chemistry rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 34th for Chemistry in Australia and 2022nd in the World with 2,916 publications made and 80,655 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#34 of 39 In Australia
#42 of 52 In Oceania
#2022 of 6,327 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 5 7
1991 0 7
1992 2 17
1993 3 6
1994 8 20
1995 8 17
1996 12 32
1997 14 35
1998 20 72
1999 20 74
2000 19 104
2001 20 139
2002 18 166
2003 19 180
2004 45 242
2005 72 446
2006 70 689
2007 105 894
2008 92 1202
2009 87 1541
2010 96 2029
2011 93 2428
2012 106 2766
2013 147 3507
2014 133 3828
2015 159 4400
2016 151 4827
2017 161 5124
2018 158 5330
2019 214 6400
2020 211 7669
2021 277 10655
2022 288 10831

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Biochemistry 35 43 1991
Pharmacy 29 35 2012
Environmental Chemistry 34 41 2178
Petrology and Geochemistry 37 47 2247
Organic Chemistry 34 42 2385
Physical chemistry 34 42 2485
Nutrition and Food Science 37 46 2485
Materials Science 34 42 2520
Nanotechnology 31 38 2630
Inorganic Chemistry 33 41 2769
Chemical Engineering 37 46 3497

Physics rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 34th for Physics in Australia and 2047th in the World with 2,499 publications made and 64,934 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#34 of 39 In Australia
#42 of 52 In Oceania
#2047 of 6,484 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 5 4
1991 0 5
1992 2 12
1993 2 5
1994 6 13
1995 5 9
1996 13 19
1997 16 28
1998 20 51
1999 21 54
2000 15 85
2001 24 110
2002 22 157
2003 17 145
2004 47 191
2005 48 332
2006 58 370
2007 65 544
2008 70 801
2009 75 965
2010 80 1195
2011 91 1361
2012 77 1616
2013 117 2018
2014 114 2256
2015 113 2670
2016 111 2817
2017 157 2982
2018 134 3162
2019 175 4060
2020 200 5227
2021 250 7804
2022 260 7903

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Atomic and Molecular physics 18 24 849
Nuclear Physics 26 32 1397
Optical Engineering 32 39 1653
Astrophysics and Astronomy 36 44 1800
Condensed Matter Physics 29 35 2050
Acoustical Engineering 36 43 2153
Quantum and Particle physics 36 44 2280
Materials Science 34 42 2520
Nanotechnology 31 38 2630

Psychology rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 39th for Psychology in Australia and 1391st in the World with 2,428 publications made and 41,094 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Education Majors, Neuroscience, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#39 of 39 In Australia
#46 of 52 In Oceania
#1391 of 6,353 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 2 1
1991 1 3
1992 3 2
1993 0 1
1994 2 1
1995 2 4
1996 4 5
1997 5 8
1998 3 6
1999 12 8
2000 9 27
2001 6 26
2002 3 33
2003 7 26
2004 20 53
2005 33 108
2006 49 187
2007 56 287
2008 54 426
2009 86 727
2010 83 847
2011 77 1002
2012 97 1233
2013 92 1602
2014 106 1809
2015 125 2100
2016 134 2208
2017 182 2713
2018 132 2781
2019 180 3566
2020 202 4306
2021 260 6863
2022 296 7234

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Social Work 29 33 492
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 38 45 842
Special Education 38 45 857
Education Majors 37 44 984
Clinical Psychology 39 46 1248
Psychiatry 39 46 1288
Child Psychology 39 46 1325
Social Psychology 38 45 1358
Neuroscience 39 47 1831
Cognitive Science 38 46 2087

Mathematics rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 37th for Mathematics in Australia and 1467th in the World with 2,056 publications made and 41,476 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#37 of 39 In Australia
#44 of 52 In Oceania
#1467 of 6,132 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 2 1
1991 0 1
1992 1 2
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 2 6
1996 8 9
1997 7 12
1998 8 15
1999 17 18
2000 4 21
2001 4 36
2002 7 54
2003 8 59
2004 17 63
2005 29 105
2006 42 179
2007 49 229
2008 51 345
2009 60 470
2010 62 621
2011 62 704
2012 62 797
2013 77 1061
2014 93 1258
2015 95 1579
2016 105 1637
2017 156 1864
2018 98 2019
2019 167 2764
2020 180 3262
2021 256 5534
2022 250 6172

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 37 44 1156
Statistics 35 42 1393
Blockchain and Cryptography 33 40 2074
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 38 47 2383

Economics rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 36th for Economics in Australia and 1026th in the World with 1,947 publications made and 31,641 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Agricultural Economics.

Economics ranking Location
#36 of 39 In Australia
#43 of 52 In Oceania
#1026 of 5,789 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 0 0
1991 1 1
1992 1 2
1993 0 0
1994 1 3
1995 2 5
1996 2 7
1997 4 4
1998 7 2
1999 6 12
2000 5 15
2001 9 25
2002 2 24
2003 8 42
2004 22 37
2005 29 70
2006 33 166
2007 32 189
2008 49 259
2009 54 470
2010 54 537
2011 63 731
2012 69 785
2013 85 1087
2014 89 1202
2015 113 1518
2016 109 1601
2017 149 1879
2018 106 1753
2019 137 2335
2020 168 2865
2021 233 4748
2022 227 5109

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Agricultural Economics 29 36 664
Development Studies 35 42 692
Finance 38 47 1581
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 38 47 2383

Business rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 38th for Business in Australia and 1442nd in the World with 1,733 publications made and 28,839 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Management Information Systems, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#38 of 39 In Australia
#46 of 52 In Oceania
#1442 of 6,002 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 2 0
1991 1 3
1992 2 1
1993 0 1
1994 1 3
1995 6 8
1996 2 7
1997 10 10
1998 4 9
1999 6 9
2000 5 22
2001 8 25
2002 2 24
2003 6 30
2004 23 37
2005 26 82
2006 30 143
2007 32 187
2008 45 255
2009 59 390
2010 60 539
2011 71 685
2012 57 725
2013 63 959
2014 67 1129
2015 101 1354
2016 83 1357
2017 129 1661
2018 95 1660
2019 124 2165
2020 139 2751
2021 198 4488
2022 205 4762

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 28 36 287
Tax Law 24 30 584
Management Information Systems 37 44 954
Public Policy / Administration 36 44 1052
Accounting 37 45 1201
Advertising 38 46 1337
Marketing 38 46 1377
Project Management 37 45 1441
Finance 38 47 1581
Management 38 47 1828

Art & Design rankings

Charles Darwin University ranked 38th for Art & Design in Australia and 1396th in the World with 766 publications made and 9,742 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Creative Writing, Multimedia.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#38 of 39 In Australia
#46 of 51 In Oceania
#1396 of 5,426 In the World

Charles Darwin University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 1 1
1991 1 0
1992 0 1
1993 0 0
1994 2 1
1995 3 0
1996 3 5
1997 5 4
1998 3 1
1999 4 9
2000 2 9
2001 2 8
2002 2 18
2003 6 18
2004 14 31
2005 24 52
2006 18 57
2007 24 103
2008 17 134
2009 21 212
2010 17 200
2011 31 247
2012 24 314
2013 43 391
2014 35 415
2015 21 497
2016 39 526
2017 69 591
2018 45 631
2019 54 790
2020 46 1076
2021 70 1672
2022 82 1665

The following table provides academic rankings for Charles Darwin University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Australia ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Creative Writing 37 44 888
Literature 36 43 1136
Multimedia 38 45 1236
Aesthetics 37 45 1334
Fashion Design 38 46 1598