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Duke University ranked 16th in the United States and 20th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 10 in 12 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Duke University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 208,429 publications and 12,596,360 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 645 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#20 of 14,160In the World
#17 of 2,624In North America
#16 of 2,523In the United States
#1 of 66In North Carolina
#1 of 3In Durham
#3 of 1,164For Cardiology
#3 of 1,000For Ophthalmology
#4 of 1,014For Medical Physics
#45 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#12 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top10For 9 other topics

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Medicine

Duke University ranked 11th for Medicine in the United States and 12th in the World with 98,835 publications made and 5,656,189 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Cardiology, Immunology.

RankRanking
#11 of 1,086In the United States
#12 of 1,156In North America
#12 of 4,839In the World

Duke University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19909282126
19919472554
19929072458
199310053569
199410594053
199511103642
199612154745
199711974633
199812575425
199913896550
200014087621
200113877661
200215469730
2003179412349
2004201112582
2005230815982
2006252116274
2007278818843
2008299621096
2009327723238
2010339623623
2011368526428
2012432530268
2013444027399
2014491430065
2015507535895
2016525831617
2017559634619
2018506528582
2019573428200
2020665635807

Biology

Duke University ranked 17th for Biology in the United States and 20th in the World with 54,045 publications made and 4,231,942 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology.

RankRanking
#17 of 904In the United States
#17 of 970In North America
#20 of 4,578In the World

Duke University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905631892
19916142282
19926372201
19936833099
19947403082
19957393559
19968293846
19977814061
19987814156
19998344744
20008795909
20018756095
200210157480
200310527817
2004125110462
2005135211097
2006157611590
2007161613720
2008176815600
2009199017499
2010202219791
2011206916942
2012237020429
2013229419773
2014242118732
2015243422287
2016241320022
2017255219391
2018212316134
2019241114053
2020264516815

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Duke University ranked 26th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United States and 36th in the World with 24,701 publications made and 1,220,836 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, History.

RankRanking
#26 of 1,311In the United States
#28 of 1,393In North America
#36 of 5,152In the World

Duke University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990146257
1991176394
1992183484
1993189615
1994214799
1995212722
1996221839
19972291109
19982801742
19993041666
20002951175
20013403331
20023371781
20034442679
20044522191
20055883722
20066204360
20077174079
20087724326
20099244587
20109155492
201110215131
201211166706
201311726232
201413065546
201512658665
201612677356
201712888014
201812837834
201914636220
202016545868

Psychology

Duke University ranked 20th for Psychology in the United States and 25th in the World with 19,140 publications made and 1,650,574 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Social Psychology.

RankRanking
#20 of 1,033In the United States
#22 of 1,099In North America
#25 of 3,753In the World

Duke University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990166638
1991165723
1992179827
1993199899
19941861004
19951971147
1996206969
19972431569
19982512291
19992641920
20003052364
20013033427
20023673442
20033714820
20044404100
20054664607
20065756045
20076355453
20086965554
20097296530
20106955691
20118487661
20128307264
20138836765
201410087281
20159967064
20169315923
20179925803
20188826810
20199333504
20209713975

Physics

Duke University ranked 34th for Physics in the United States and 66th in the World with 18,600 publications made and 1,059,939 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Biophysics, Nuclear Physics.

RankRanking
#34 of 746In the United States
#35 of 807In North America
#66 of 4,160In the World

Duke University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990201229
1991188203
1992248820
1993235536
1994255466
1995326592
1996295568
1997295794
1998346911
1999363936
20002781201
20013411115
20023211359
20033891652
20044292052
20055092759
20066093065
20075942228
20085892873
20096993628
20106495281
20117565354
20128199016
20138057354
20148468892
20158258202
20168686898
20177755719
20187274925
20197926131
202080322904

Computer Science

Duke University ranked 31st for Computer Science in the United States and 39th in the World with 17,983 publications made and 1,166,956 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Computer Vision.

RankRanking
#31 of 897In the United States
#33 of 967In North America
#39 of 4,494In the World

Duke University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990133259
1991131777
1992129412
1993137340
1994146437
1995177618
1996191650
1997210679
1998205943
19992541265
20002661432
20012591282
20023141816
20033332112
20044192534
20054424511
20065263296
20075394132
20085544227
20096435157
20106707012
20117515043
20128077657
20138115734
20149156835
20159597051
20169877200
201710557024
20189708541
201911206832
202013056760

Engineering

Duke University ranked 39th for Engineering in the United States and 108th in the World with 16,737 publications made and 728,267 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering.

RankRanking
#39 of 781In the United States
#44 of 846In North America
#108 of 4,716In the World

Duke University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990205188
1991166127
1992225708
1993178497
1994219366
1995263298
1996217516
1997257501
1998287765
1999315694
2000246934
20013301103
20023331185
20033531471
20044151655
20054722069
20065742890
20075961975
20085552599
20096513797
20106243944
20116833038
20126613803
20137413622
20147644041
20157734051
20167853773
20178214130
20187023103
20197394272
20207253191

Chemistry

Duke University ranked 34th for Chemistry in the United States and 70th in the World with 16,261 publications made and 1,147,088 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#34 of 744In the United States
#37 of 805In North America
#70 of 4,409In the World

Duke University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990274664
1991279725
19923131322
1993284888
19943211052
1995269795
19963211301
19972901480
19982971238
19993231268
20002671411
20013051438
20023521942
20033191857
20043772453
20053752373
20064792662
20074592270
20085023287
20095303493
20105184480
20115053356
20124813701
20135353452
20145423910
20155393649
20165283761
20175693678
20184522410
20194802316
20204792212

Environmental Science

Duke University ranked 33rd for Environmental Science in the United States and 53rd in the World with 10,917 publications made and 835,330 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

RankRanking
#33 of 789In the United States
#36 of 857In North America
#53 of 4,129In the World

Duke University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990105317
199172378
199292844
199387224
199489387
1995102401
199699408
1997136906
1998155719
1999146815
20001721759
20012072059
20022441585
20032451387
20042352044
20052672183
20063183048
20073232801
20083922718
20093813139
20103702965
20114334326
20124373756
20135173757
20145823881
20156164581
20165644951
20175384456
20184992954
20194982726
20204942241

Business

Duke University ranked 29th for Business in the United States and 36th in the World with 8,265 publications made and 653,744 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Public Policy / Administration, Actuarial Science, Occupational Safety and Health.

RankRanking
#29 of 866In the United States
#30 of 932In North America
#36 of 4,080In the World

Duke University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199044147
199153132
199260223
199357692
199466385
199585396
199690577
1997101884
1998104741
19991421847
20001321120
20011331355
20021731261
20032121608
20041971657
20052383263
20062741679
20073072006
20082971968
20093272076
20103502351
20113873243
20123902325
20134172269
20144111976
20154402396
20165032480
20174201450
20183431642
20193851145
20204311305

Economics

Duke University ranked 18th for Economics in the United States and 22nd in the World with 6,899 publications made and 529,116 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Development Studies, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#18 of 690In the United States
#19 of 753In North America
#22 of 3,117In the World

Duke University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199040193
199157150
199257188
199353233
199462345
199573315
199675904
199792640
199883451
19991351414
2000113882
20011441311
2002148936
20031851528
20041871823
20052162676
20062021280
20072361561
20082531702
20092721674
20103112356
20113412151
20123552019
20133432259
20143391617
20153071839
20163681275
20172961043
20182541652
20192971054
20203011109

Mathematics

Duke University ranked 31st for Mathematics in the United States and 35th in the World with 6,481 publications made and 441,935 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Blockchain and Cryptography.

RankRanking
#31 of 720In the United States
#32 of 781In North America
#35 of 3,475In the World

Duke University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199045287
199156132
199262197
199368420
199474190
199586351
199697925
199790358
199884485
1999110645
2000101550
2001138967
2002124567
20031721127
20041731338
20052021679
20062201362
20072061451
20082271070
20092271216
20102241431
20112971892
20123041271
20133102054
20142941215
20153172328
20163441069
20173081466
20182791841
20193241095
2020295932
SpecialityUnited States rankNorth America rankWorld rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics151516
Actuarial Science161617
Statistics293235
Applied Mathematics303243
Operations Research262953
Blockchain and Cryptography5459113
Math Teachers95104176

Art & Design

Duke University ranked 50th for Art & Design in the United States and 91st in the World with 2,264 publications made and 48,760 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Literature, Creative Writing, Multimedia, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#50 of 731In the United States
#56 of 796In North America
#91 of 2,801In the World

Duke University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902531
19911518
19921822
19931712
19942426
19952429
19962216
19972259
19982836
19992748
20003676
200124157
20024245
200348168
200451116
200549122
200658122
200757140
200864193
200977116
2010100243
2011124368
2012102323
2013120320
2014122229
2015118332
2016120167
2017102293
2018104166
2019118568
2020143178