Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte: Rankings

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The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 18th in Brazil, 807th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 143 research topics. The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 33,761 academic publications and 274,601 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 8 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#807 of 14,131 In the World
#30 of 1,756 In Latin America
#18 of 198 In Brazil
#1 of 2 In Natal
#240 of 6,416 For Philosophy
#279 of 2,092 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
#288 of 2,017 For Gerontology
#2651 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#894 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 140 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 23rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Brazil and 452nd in the World with 18,771 publications made and 99,340 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Law, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#23 of 127 In Brazil
#32 of 440 In Latin America
#452 of 6,939 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 4 6
1991 6 14
1992 4 20
1993 13 15
1994 6 18
1995 10 31
1996 30 40
1997 29 29
1998 41 38
1999 43 53
2000 47 87
2001 53 97
2002 75 143
2003 61 152
2004 114 246
2005 123 330
2006 158 419
2007 197 630
2008 278 842
2009 343 1067
2010 401 1307
2011 494 1809
2012 638 2271
2013 882 2811
2014 1036 3499
2015 1176 4010
2016 1392 4412
2017 1502 5204
2018 1505 6115
2019 1557 7801
2020 2157 11105
2021 2202 17270
2022 1717 16754

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Philosophy 24 33 240
Sports / Exercise science 19 19 340
Sociology 21 26 586
Genealogy 12 20 646
Demography 18 25 647
Political Science 24 38 681
Forensic Science 18 26 689
Anthropology 18 24 728
Public Policy / Administration 19 29 756
Gender Studies 22 30 790
Aesthetics 16 23 824
Archaeology 19 26 878
Linguistics 17 26 918
Human Rights Law 44 83 921
History 20 30 932
Occupational Safety and Health 26 41 969
Early Childhood Education 23 33 973
Special Education 18 22 999
Art History 31 45 1003
Library and Information science 23 34 1014
Media Studies 20 32 1017
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 23 32 1021
Education Majors 28 35 1030
Urban and Regional planning 25 47 1087
Law 20 32 1106
Journalism and Digital Media 23 35 1113
Criminology and Criminal Justice 27 52 1115
Classics and Ancient History 26 47 1476
Communications and Public Relations 29 53 1768

Biology rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 25th for Biology in Brazil and 940th in the World with 15,078 publications made and 186,226 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Botany, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#25 of 128 In Brazil
#37 of 427 In Latin America
#940 of 6,663 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 7 20
1991 7 18
1992 6 24
1993 13 29
1994 12 39
1995 21 48
1996 20 60
1997 28 65
1998 33 91
1999 67 124
2000 68 196
2001 88 247
2002 87 311
2003 89 349
2004 133 534
2005 181 793
2006 184 953
2007 222 1350
2008 393 1750
2009 298 2073
2010 378 2382
2011 410 3303
2012 528 4065
2013 582 5161
2014 834 6476
2015 867 7475
2016 960 9091
2017 1057 10891
2018 1071 12536
2019 1203 15843
2020 1580 20908
2021 1788 31749
2022 1395 31411

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Forestry 33 52 489
Animal Science 41 56 492
Zoology 26 44 513
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 21 31 514
Nutrition and Food Science 26 40 585
Horticulture 44 64 638
Virology 25 39 699
Entomology 31 54 702
Paleontology 21 30 767
Botany 30 48 784
Neuroscience 14 19 807
Immunology 23 36 827
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 25 53 873
Molecular Biology 29 43 883
Agricultural Science 42 66 901
Pharmacology 23 33 916
Evolutionary Biology 17 31 958
Biotechnology 27 47 967
Oncology and Cancer research 17 26 975
Toxicology 46 71 976
Microbiology 32 54 998
Genetics 25 39 1052
Biochemistry 22 35 1076
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 24 38 1159
Astrobiology 20 47 1202
Nanotechnology 20 36 1271
Biophysics 24 59 1459

Environmental Science rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 24th for Environmental Science in Brazil and 800th in the World with 12,021 publications made and 134,376 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#24 of 127 In Brazil
#35 of 424 In Latin America
#800 of 6,683 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 6 11
1991 6 17
1992 3 19
1993 7 20
1994 8 18
1995 19 22
1996 18 42
1997 22 51
1998 32 61
1999 51 91
2000 56 132
2001 65 185
2002 65 225
2003 78 256
2004 81 364
2005 140 548
2006 150 665
2007 177 926
2008 215 1209
2009 273 1478
2010 301 1678
2011 334 2322
2012 422 2732
2013 507 3520
2014 670 4423
2015 671 5169
2016 763 5971
2017 843 7319
2018 904 8490
2019 998 11184
2020 1273 14826
2021 1414 22148
2022 1077 21469

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Environmental Engineering 9 11 450
Forestry 33 52 489
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 21 31 514
Petrology and Geochemistry 14 20 646
Environmental Management 15 21 648
Earth science and Geophysics 14 21 651
Hydrology and Water resources management 21 30 696
Geography and Cartography 21 34 724
Paleontology 21 30 767
Ecology 24 39 778
Geology 21 31 783
Oceanography 19 35 824
Agricultural Science 42 66 901
Environmental Chemistry 21 32 995
Geotechnical Engineering 23 34 1034
Urban and Regional planning 25 47 1087
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 19 32 1100

Medicine rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 22nd for Medicine in Brazil and 830th in the World with 11,151 publications made and 113,630 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Public Health, Immunology.

Medicine ranking Location
#22 of 127 In Brazil
#28 of 423 In Latin America
#830 of 6,552 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 5 15
1991 3 10
1992 2 10
1993 9 14
1994 6 21
1995 13 27
1996 9 30
1997 13 24
1998 16 54
1999 24 60
2000 30 101
2001 39 96
2002 56 142
2003 46 166
2004 63 286
2005 98 426
2006 94 501
2007 151 729
2008 171 955
2009 201 1160
2010 288 1367
2011 313 1930
2012 426 2496
2013 459 3150
2014 613 3902
2015 690 4495
2016 774 5710
2017 856 6399
2018 759 7444
2019 844 9182
2020 1259 12510
2021 1361 20098
2022 1113 20632

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 23 26 279
Gerontology 14 14 288
Occupational Therapy 7 7 323
Sports / Exercise science 19 19 340
Dentistry 25 28 422
Sports Medicine 15 15 472
Nursing 18 20 477
Respiratory Therapy 13 17 484
Orthodontics 25 28 494
Epidemiology 16 22 502
Physical Therapy 16 17 523
Dermatology 19 29 569
Family medicine 18 24 570
Health Science 16 18 586
Pediatrics 19 29 614
Healthcare Management (MHA) 18 22 636
Forensic Science 18 26 689
Audiology 18 22 693
Virology 25 39 699
Public Health 19 28 736
Critical Care Nursing 19 31 747
Optometry 12 21 762
Surgery 17 23 774
Pathology 19 26 807
Clinical Psychology 15 20 811
Immunology 23 36 827
Psychiatry 20 24 851
Anatomy and Physiology 23 29 852
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 25 53 873
Anesthesiology 24 33 898
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 22 28 902
Veterinary 42 74 903
Pharmacology 23 33 916
Urology 28 46 921
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 21 28 935
Medical Physics 21 34 947
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 30 49 962
Ophthalmology 16 28 969
Oncology and Cancer research 17 26 975
Toxicology 46 71 976
Radiation Therapy 24 35 1088
Cardiology 30 48 1097
Biomedical Engineering 30 53 1364
Pharmacy 28 62 1762

Chemistry rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 20th for Chemistry in Brazil and 1072nd in the World with 10,811 publications made and 147,251 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#20 of 127 In Brazil
#32 of 403 In Latin America
#1072 of 6,327 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 11 42
1991 11 42
1992 8 56
1993 23 59
1994 15 45
1995 20 75
1996 26 71
1997 29 77
1998 61 106
1999 61 133
2000 75 176
2001 80 258
2002 99 365
2003 96 335
2004 126 540
2005 180 711
2006 158 829
2007 172 1208
2008 344 1479
2009 221 1716
2010 279 1982
2011 299 2686
2012 358 3251
2013 390 4114
2014 528 4982
2015 585 5892
2016 628 6946
2017 708 8650
2018 841 10123
2019 839 12714
2020 1024 16554
2021 1191 23854
2022 954 23598

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Radiochemistry 14 19 476
Nutrition and Food Science 26 40 585
Petrology and Geochemistry 14 20 646
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 11 20 722
Biochemical Engineering 16 29 758
Chemical Engineering 12 21 839
Physical chemistry 13 24 915
Inorganic Chemistry 12 27 964
Environmental Chemistry 21 32 995
Computational Chemistry 21 45 998
Organic Chemistry 19 32 1052
Materials Science 17 28 1076
Biochemistry 22 35 1076
Nanotechnology 20 36 1271
Pharmacy 28 62 1762

Engineering rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 17th for Engineering in Brazil and 1036th in the World with 10,806 publications made and 130,508 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#17 of 126 In Brazil
#26 of 412 In Latin America
#1036 of 6,555 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 13 46
1991 13 45
1992 8 63
1993 20 67
1994 15 53
1995 19 79
1996 29 79
1997 35 86
1998 71 123
1999 60 126
2000 80 175
2001 98 247
2002 87 342
2003 93 370
2004 130 500
2005 171 658
2006 182 739
2007 155 973
2008 217 1280
2009 268 1536
2010 297 1751
2011 310 2193
2012 394 2760
2013 440 3433
2014 536 4165
2015 567 5182
2016 654 6095
2017 762 7717
2018 904 9060
2019 846 11302
2020 1005 15589
2021 1164 22686
2022 829 21857

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Engineering.

Physics rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 17th for Physics in Brazil and 1017th in the World with 9,782 publications made and 128,170 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nanotechnology.

Physics ranking Location
#17 of 126 In Brazil
#28 of 402 In Latin America
#1017 of 6,484 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 15 49
1991 14 47
1992 9 68
1993 21 74
1994 17 60
1995 19 86
1996 31 105
1997 34 107
1998 77 139
1999 72 161
2000 88 234
2001 92 307
2002 86 407
2003 99 447
2004 139 603
2005 167 739
2006 157 840
2007 149 1089
2008 197 1479
2009 219 1588
2010 270 1773
2011 265 2194
2012 336 2726
2013 401 3404
2014 503 4022
2015 480 4959
2016 600 5994
2017 674 7587
2018 803 9022
2019 755 11038
2020 888 15038
2021 1052 21396
2022 733 20256

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Theoretical Physics 17 30 555
Condensed Matter Physics 13 19 703
Astrophysics and Astronomy 10 20 712
Nuclear Physics 15 25 870
Medical Physics 21 34 947
Acoustical Engineering 17 27 1000
Quantum and Particle physics 17 30 1026
Optical Engineering 16 26 1033
Materials Science 17 28 1076
Atomic and Molecular physics 20 43 1097
Astrobiology 20 47 1202
Nanotechnology 20 36 1271
Biophysics 24 59 1459

Computer Science rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 16th for Computer Science in Brazil and 975th in the World with 8,654 publications made and 98,811 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#16 of 124 In Brazil
#23 of 406 In Latin America
#975 of 6,597 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 4 23
1991 6 17
1992 4 23
1993 11 29
1994 4 28
1995 10 30
1996 14 33
1997 24 51
1998 35 72
1999 30 79
2000 33 106
2001 49 134
2002 49 178
2003 46 215
2004 79 273
2005 86 386
2006 144 471
2007 121 580
2008 156 825
2009 231 973
2010 250 1158
2011 265 1439
2012 312 1937
2013 406 2573
2014 451 3270
2015 507 3966
2016 565 5010
2017 610 6031
2018 642 7197
2019 715 8418
2020 834 11655
2021 938 16990
2022 772 17325

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Software Engineering 10 11 493
Robotics 9 15 684
Game Design and Development 12 17 688
Computer Engineering 16 22 789
Neuroscience 14 19 807
Data Science 12 17 831
UX/UI Desgin 18 26 854
Human-Computer Interaction 17 34 912
Cognitive Science 13 22 924
Blockchain and Cryptography 17 21 925
Machine Learning 18 25 933
Computer Vision 13 23 948
Web Design and Development 18 28 962
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 15 25 973
Multimedia 17 23 993
Information Technology 23 34 1007
Library and Information science 23 34 1014
Computer Graphics 16 28 1033
Cyber Security 13 22 1040
Telecommunications 14 22 1060
Computer Networking 18 29 1135
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 24 38 1159
Computational Linguistics 23 38 1387
Management Information Systems 33 57 1579

Psychology rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 19th for Psychology in Brazil and 949th in the World with 5,559 publications made and 54,721 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#19 of 125 In Brazil
#23 of 392 In Latin America
#949 of 6,353 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 2 10
1991 2 5
1992 0 7
1993 5 9
1994 2 14
1995 6 19
1996 5 21
1997 11 20
1998 8 26
1999 16 33
2000 22 68
2001 30 67
2002 24 73
2003 19 92
2004 36 130
2005 46 164
2006 61 190
2007 70 253
2008 83 400
2009 121 496
2010 160 580
2011 162 790
2012 229 1142
2013 240 1460
2014 307 1927
2015 355 2304
2016 385 2988
2017 412 3339
2018 393 4026
2019 453 4666
2020 544 6194
2021 660 9434
2022 524 10350

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 7 7 323
Neuroscience 14 19 807
Clinical Psychology 15 20 811
Psychiatry 20 24 851
Child Psychology 18 24 909
Cognitive Science 13 22 924
Sexology 34 50 954
Special Education 18 22 999
Education Majors 28 35 1030
Social Psychology 20 27 1126

Mathematics rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 20th for Mathematics in Brazil and 993rd in the World with 4,477 publications made and 45,711 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics.

Mathematics ranking Location
#20 of 121 In Brazil
#28 of 383 In Latin America
#993 of 6,132 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 2 7
1991 2 7
1992 4 8
1993 1 6
1994 5 19
1995 6 17
1996 9 21
1997 9 17
1998 10 19
1999 17 36
2000 25 63
2001 22 78
2002 25 105
2003 25 104
2004 40 141
2005 42 174
2006 65 221
2007 51 272
2008 78 446
2009 104 461
2010 98 537
2011 102 625
2012 154 856
2013 190 1091
2014 211 1340
2015 256 1536
2016 338 1918
2017 319 2279
2018 331 2720
2019 365 3413
2020 459 4655
2021 515 7332
2022 446 7612

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Statistics 19 24 924
Blockchain and Cryptography 17 21 925
Math Teachers 20 28 1194
Operations Research 26 48 1433
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 26 49 1468
Applied Mathematics 29 62 1687

Art & Design rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte ranked 19th for Art & Design in Brazil and 872nd in the World with 2,011 publications made and 10,997 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Architecture, Art History.

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
#19 of 120 In Brazil
#27 of 335 In Latin America
#872 of 5,426 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 2 0
1991 0 4
1992 1 3
1993 3 2
1994 3 1
1995 2 6
1996 1 1
1997 4 4
1998 8 15
1999 2 13
2000 9 12
2001 9 17
2002 9 25
2003 14 26
2004 17 34
2005 20 49
2006 31 69
2007 28 82
2008 168 135
2009 53 156
2010 64 169
2011 51 233
2012 74 283
2013 93 397
2014 96 434
2015 99 496
2016 156 594
2017 156 691
2018 170 831
2019 145 1043
2020 183 1303
2021 163 1875
2022 138 2024

The following table provides academic rankings for The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Cinematography 25 26 248
Architecture 11 12 435
Entertainment Industry Business 24 26 479
Game Design and Development 12 17 688
Fashion Design 17 22 704
Literature 22 29 803
Photography 32 44 812
Aesthetics 16 23 824
Creative Writing 25 36 842
UX/UI Desgin 18 26 854
Performing arts 28 39 875
Painting and Drawing 23 43 988
Sculpture 23 43 988
Multimedia 17 23 993
Singing and Vocal Performance 42 51 1003
Art History 31 45 1003
Illustration and Concept Art 23 44 1022
Computer Graphics 16 28 1033

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Speciality Brazil Latin America World Rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 4 5 505
Real Estate 9 14 863
Development Studies 21 36 1140
Business 25 40 1273
Marketing 26 37 1276
Management 22 38 1286
Economics 22 43 1294
Project Management 32 46 1340
Accounting 23 38 1422
International Business 26 50 1484
Finance 21 48 1512
Advertising 26 41 1516