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Durham University ranked 16th in the United Kingdom and 173rd in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 65 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Durham University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 87,530 publications and 3,467,165 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 220 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#173 of 14,160In the World
#55 of 2,789In Europe
#16 of 163In the United Kingdom
#14 of 131In England
#6 of 1,013For Aesthetics
#8 of 1,006For Astrophysics and Astronomy
#9 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#171 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#253 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 62 other topics

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Physics

Durham University ranked 7th for Physics in the United Kingdom and 86th in the World with 20,131 publications made and 1,124,711 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Theoretical Physics, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#7 of 105In the United Kingdom
#17 of 978In Europe
#86 of 4,160In the World

Durham University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990144230
1991185240
1992178295
1993214535
1994215621
1995267430
19962971274
19973692130
19983691745
19995231795
20004601179
20015011877
20024952573
20035352076
20045572119
20055783512
20066403108
20076153402
20086093909
20097185122
20107795535
20117284607
20127645656
20137355441
20148386865
20158716780
20169316948
20178506955
20189306127
20198175179
20207945846

Medicine

Durham University ranked 23rd for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 239th in the World with 19,069 publications made and 750,194 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Surgery, Cardiology, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health.

RankRanking
#23 of 133In the United Kingdom
#78 of 1,028In Europe
#239 of 4,839In the World

Durham University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199074132
1991106134
1992112220
1993104183
1994108221
1995121220
1996154431
1997170368
1998198553
1999190667
2000247861
20012911043
20022791209
20033202173
20043521515
20053411864
20064511824
20074692543
20085292691
20095643004
20105703197
20116004348
20127903596
20139645087
201411605233
201511905646
201611575633
201712766891
201811844911
201912644900
202015828724

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Durham University ranked 18th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 79th in the World with 17,403 publications made and 492,973 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy.

RankRanking
#18 of 142In the United Kingdom
#23 of 1,158In Europe
#79 of 5,152In the World

Durham University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19908832
19919055
199211132
1993129122
199412677
1995141143
1996194790
1997168228
1998186278
1999247493
2000247679
2001226589
2002244989
2003313908
20043191460
20053912010
20064892040
20075071905
20085842124
20096692166
20107012128
20116882097
20127472323
20138733066
20148933335
201510123143
20169442975
20179303410
20188913010
20199613125
202011592905

Chemistry

Durham University ranked 18th for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 249th in the World with 10,745 publications made and 413,404 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Petrology and Geochemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#18 of 108In the United Kingdom
#73 of 995In Europe
#249 of 4,409In the World

Durham University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199094152
1991145157
1992130139
1993133289
1994149283
1995161302
1996173397
1997198497
1998175397
1999233621
2000282811
2001258648
2002248712
2003252880
2004241599
20052991257
20063251103
20073241183
2008297939
20093801681
20103801962
20113311391
20123341542
20133622065
20143471486
20154041646
20164051909
20173822186
20183801530
20193631192
20203971274

Engineering

Durham University ranked 19th for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 239th in the World with 10,665 publications made and 329,915 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering.

RankRanking
#19 of 123In the United Kingdom
#59 of 1,147In Europe
#239 of 4,716In the World

Durham University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199096148
19918682
199210492
1993122139
1994129200
1995137177
1996160394
1997170330
1998162272
1999205396
2000212356
2001195373
2002201446
2003257507
2004235440
2005309941
20064181194
2007336989
2008324782
20093802483
20104041512
20113841431
20124131525
20134331983
20144431331
20154521489
20164881677
20174382067
20184651927
20194021778
20204541835

Biology

Durham University ranked 28th for Biology in the United Kingdom and 316th in the World with 10,478 publications made and 514,667 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Paleontology, Immunology, Pharmacology.

RankRanking
#28 of 123In the United Kingdom
#115 of 958In Europe
#316 of 4,578In the World

Durham University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904780
199179192
199286189
199390256
199484153
1995121269
199692267
1997122447
1998122458
1999148682
2000166685
2001164696
20021891091
2003175980
2004209833
20052181391
20062551509
20073001583
20083261682
20093942091
20103482087
20113302410
20124123305
20134893291
20145122883
20155462804
20165252893
20176144422
20184982773
20194982310
20206515008

Environmental Science

Durham University ranked 12th for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 98th in the World with 9,847 publications made and 450,688 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Earth science and Geophysics, Petrology and Geochemistry.

RankRanking
#12 of 123In the United Kingdom
#29 of 951In Europe
#98 of 4,129In the World

Durham University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199057128
199155121
199284145
199377124
19945471
199595233
199688239
199798292
1998129536
1999158581
2000157689
2001138594
2002160858
2003165642
20041551307
20052171254
20062591497
20073061730
20083181526
20094112164
20103721740
20113482339
20124062173
20134682775
20144922576
20155292626
20165492731
20175162591
20184832715
20194862085
20205322059

Psychology

Durham University ranked 19th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 165th in the World with 5,547 publications made and 355,271 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology.

RankRanking
#19 of 135In the United Kingdom
#42 of 846In Europe
#165 of 3,753In the World

Durham University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902886
19913590
199237110
19934190
199447165
199559426
199669545
199756737
199871204
199960345
200058448
200174405
200263449
20031051357
2004120874
200596588
20061671371
20071721230
20081901199
20091971024
20102051053
20112031052
20122482071
20133151561
20143412129
20153611453
20163381272
20173361731
20182971264
20192821122
2020330933

Computer Science

Durham University ranked 24th for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 238th in the World with 5,489 publications made and 260,580 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computer Vision.

RankRanking
#24 of 130In the United Kingdom
#74 of 1,068In Europe
#238 of 4,494In the World

Durham University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903773
19914597
19924088
199343199
19944962
199546352
199665133
199758154
199879215
199967226
200078482
200186270
200299181
2003112407
2004136724
2005142688
20061781061
20071871117
2008187870
20092132503
2010218833
2011209776
20122161675
20132521384
20142831223
20152861453
20162771449
20172771458
20183341502
20193071206
20203852405

Business

Durham University ranked 31st for Business in the United Kingdom and 184th in the World with 4,276 publications made and 128,865 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems.

RankRanking
#31 of 130In the United Kingdom
#57 of 1,028In Europe
#184 of 4,080In the World

Durham University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901810
19911313
1992248
199337143
19942824
19953967
19964542
19974796
19983589
199963165
200065315
200156163
200258169
200373232
200479323
2005102380
2006141561
2007140466
2008148532
2009148556
2010154457
2011193734
2012176651
2013227875
2014239776
2015307781
20162681007
20173091062
2018209889
20192171041
20202801878

Economics

Durham University ranked 23rd for Economics in the United Kingdom and 119th in the World with 3,233 publications made and 91,046 citations received. Main research topics: Political Economy, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

RankRanking
#23 of 121In the United Kingdom
#35 of 803In Europe
#119 of 3,117In the World

Durham University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199094
1991122
1992163
19931712
1994105
19951634
19963021
199735144
19983672
19993673
20003660
200153127
200246156
200349103
200461307
200584388
2006102495
2007123513
2008115591
2009111477
2010133461
2011127377
2012147268
2013167397
2014199585
2015206670
2016202550
2017225724
2018168689
2019153335
2020199386

Art & Design

Durham University ranked 8th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 45th in the World with 2,647 publications made and 61,041 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Art History, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Multimedia.

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

RankRanking
#8 of 134In the United Kingdom
#8 of 734In Europe
#45 of 2,801In the World

Durham University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199090
1991132
19922716
19931327
1994217
1995112
19962523
19972210
19981929
19993169
20004256
20013153
20024583
20034150
200462148
200556104
200679160
2007111607
2008110193
20091141584
2010124294
2011128259
2012121159
2013128140
2014129196
2015134163
2016170156
2017151250
2018130259
2019138167
202014994

Mathematics

Durham University ranked 24th for Mathematics in the United Kingdom and 225th in the World with 2,355 publications made and 75,251 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

RankRanking
#24 of 116In the United Kingdom
#67 of 838In Europe
#225 of 3,475In the World

Durham University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199087
19911110
199294
19931410
19942319
199575
19962663
19973237
19982951
19993358
20003346
200141105
20024485
200334189
200466171
200570219
200665186
200775485
200875359
200991273
201091221
2011100285
201284252
2013134365
2014146502
2015110446
2016142510
2017161325
2018104650
2019113288
2020127192
SpecialityUnited Kingdom rankEurope rankWorld rank
Math Teachers1219131
Statistics2348164
Actuarial Science3264192
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics3896243
Operations Research34102303
Applied Mathematics30142344
Blockchain and Cryptography33185549