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The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 4th in Brazil, 276th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 14 research topics. The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 108,791 academic publications and 1,223,804 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 66 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#276 of 14,131 In the World
#6 of 1,756 In Latin America
#4 of 198 In Brazil
#1 of 4 In Porto Alegre
#16 of 6,416 For Philosophy
#34 of 3,113 For Horticulture
#35 of 1,920 For Animal Science
#701 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#349 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 11 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Brazil and 68th in the World with 57,507 publications made and 421,818 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Law, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#3 of 127 In Brazil
#4 of 440 In Latin America
#68 of 6,939 In the World

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

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 55 114
1991 77 153
1992 67 132
1993 106 159
1994 110 188
1995 122 194
1996 162 211
1997 184 291
1998 269 412
1999 315 578
2000 367 745
2001 418 972
2002 543 1328
2003 618 1584
2004 741 2273
2005 909 3047
2006 1040 3910
2007 1258 5036
2008 1575 6510
2009 1669 8077
2010 1924 10098
2011 2292 12522
2012 2919 14902
2013 2988 17434
2014 3278 19414
2015 3418 20476
2016 3652 20883
2017 3930 22934
2018 3944 25951
2019 4033 31613
2020 4709 41720
2021 4742 58805
2022 3520 55809

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

Biology rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 4th for Biology in Brazil and 271st in the World with 50,801 publications made and 868,588 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Botany, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#4 of 128 In Brazil
#5 of 427 In Latin America
#271 of 6,663 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 81 305
1991 112 306
1992 97 371
1993 126 412
1994 176 454
1995 191 483
1996 215 592
1997 308 912
1998 309 943
1999 432 1397
2000 528 2110
2001 599 2470
2002 706 3608
2003 801 4401
2004 908 5834
2005 992 7707
2006 1183 9651
2007 1345 12282
2008 1576 15086
2009 1623 17555
2010 1699 20825
2011 1965 25795
2012 2257 30434
2013 2408 34870
2014 2608 38928
2015 2751 42261
2016 2885 45979
2017 3080 51583
2018 3243 55014
2019 3271 65948
2020 3631 82168
2021 4064 112356
2022 3024 108190

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

Biology subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Horticulture 6 6 34
Animal Science 5 5 35
Forestry 6 7 67
Nutrition and Food Science 6 6 95
Agricultural Science 5 7 96
Toxicology 4 5 106
Botany 6 8 133
Zoology 7 9 138
Microbiology 7 8 178
Pharmacology 2 2 210
Paleontology 5 6 212
Neuroscience 3 4 232
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 8 11 238
Biotechnology 4 4 241
Entomology 10 13 263
Virology 6 9 280
Molecular Biology 4 6 305
Biochemistry 4 6 316
Evolutionary Biology 5 8 341
Genetics 5 7 344
Astrobiology 5 9 358
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 9 376
Immunology 7 10 383
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 4 6 421
Nanotechnology 5 6 421
Oncology and Cancer research 7 10 516
Biophysics 7 17 739

Chemistry rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Chemistry in Brazil and 339th in the World with 37,491 publications made and 717,127 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#5 of 127 In Brazil
#7 of 403 In Latin America
#339 of 6,327 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 73 367
1991 100 358
1992 93 397
1993 103 463
1994 150 539
1995 184 524
1996 212 646
1997 294 938
1998 281 1027
1999 345 1391
2000 427 2005
2001 526 2475
2002 564 3383
2003 622 4143
2004 731 5437
2005 755 6684
2006 875 8176
2007 1010 10176
2008 1078 12072
2009 1150 14397
2010 1213 16946
2011 1438 20558
2012 1585 24307
2013 1750 27750
2014 1969 30986
2015 2040 34117
2016 2071 37728
2017 2191 42527
2018 2268 44919
2019 2391 53557
2020 2618 66364
2021 2912 88715
2022 2114 85291

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

Chemistry subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Radiochemistry 4 4 73
Nutrition and Food Science 6 6 95
Petrology and Geochemistry 2 3 165
Biochemical Engineering 5 6 214
Chemical Engineering 5 6 311
Biochemistry 4 6 316
Organic Chemistry 5 7 319
Environmental Chemistry 6 7 330
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 5 7 331
Inorganic Chemistry 6 7 345
Physical chemistry 5 6 375
Materials Science 6 7 376
Nanotechnology 5 6 421
Computational Chemistry 6 13 556
Pharmacy 7 13 637

Medicine rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 6th for Medicine in Brazil and 264th in the World with 37,467 publications made and 627,064 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Public Health, Immunology.

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

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 40 200
1991 58 184
1992 60 189
1993 65 207
1994 93 278
1995 105 299
1996 131 375
1997 190 550
1998 175 615
1999 242 871
2000 304 1337
2001 349 1546
2002 398 2149
2003 486 2642
2004 570 3431
2005 679 4935
2006 784 6291
2007 980 8163
2008 1085 10099
2009 1148 12034
2010 1284 14738
2011 1565 18171
2012 1780 21999
2013 1849 25532
2014 1978 28024
2015 2092 31034
2016 2134 33398
2017 2322 37592
2018 2470 40020
2019 2370 47851
2020 2847 60903
2021 3197 84180
2022 2542 84202

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

Medicine subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 4 4 54
Sports / Exercise science 5 5 84
Veterinary 4 5 86
Toxicology 4 5 106
Gerontology 5 5 128
Dentistry 8 8 139
Clinical Psychology 2 2 150
Orthodontics 7 7 153
Nursing 2 2 169
Pediatrics 3 3 172
Sports Medicine 4 4 182
Epidemiology 5 5 184
Physical Therapy 4 4 186
Health Science 2 2 186
Urology 5 6 196
Pharmacology 2 2 210
Dermatology 7 7 223
Family medicine 5 5 231
Healthcare Management (MHA) 2 2 234
Public Health 4 5 235
Psychiatry 3 3 236
Pathology 5 5 246
Audiology 6 7 261
Virology 6 9 280
Anesthesiology 5 5 284
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 3 3 286
Critical Care Nursing 4 4 302
Respiratory Therapy 7 9 312
Anatomy and Physiology 6 8 316
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 5 7 319
Plastic Surgery 9 13 337
Surgery 5 5 338
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 7 7 346
Cosmetology 9 11 375
Occupational Therapy 9 9 376
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 9 376
Immunology 7 10 383
Cardiology 6 7 383
Sonography and Ultrasound 7 8 387
Radiation Therapy 6 8 449
Biomedical Engineering 6 6 472
Medical Physics 8 8 477
Ophthalmology 7 10 486
Optometry 8 12 511
Oncology and Cancer research 7 10 516
Forensic Science 13 17 565
Social Work 3 4 620
Pharmacy 7 13 637
Neurosurgery 19 36 862

Environmental Science rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Environmental Science in Brazil and 219th in the World with 36,862 publications made and 503,019 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Agricultural Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#5 of 127 In Brazil
#6 of 424 In Latin America
#219 of 6,683 In the World

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

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 67 177
1991 90 185
1992 82 213
1993 101 236
1994 114 279
1995 114 248
1996 157 332
1997 200 394
1998 213 487
1999 298 728
2000 373 966
2001 408 1183
2002 477 1767
2003 540 2130
2004 586 2818
2005 666 3981
2006 863 4944
2007 965 6293
2008 1079 7844
2009 1178 9667
2010 1233 11382
2011 1429 14094
2012 1568 16690
2013 1751 19596
2014 1865 22120
2015 1999 23847
2016 2138 26351
2017 2248 29468
2018 2352 32718
2019 2405 39654
2020 2766 50690
2021 3059 69905
2022 2225 66051

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

Engineering rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Engineering in Brazil and 393rd in the World with 31,870 publications made and 468,633 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#5 of 126 In Brazil
#6 of 412 In Latin America
#393 of 6,555 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 57 251
1991 72 250
1992 80 278
1993 102 307
1994 114 325
1995 148 369
1996 166 457
1997 234 591
1998 226 715
1999 296 887
2000 336 1229
2001 432 1773
2002 447 2250
2003 503 2817
2004 584 3524
2005 584 4366
2006 762 5354
2007 823 6666
2008 884 7751
2009 1004 9281
2010 1051 11058
2011 1247 13676
2012 1331 15595
2013 1512 18757
2014 1684 21075
2015 1709 23324
2016 1747 26075
2017 1902 29358
2018 1944 32010
2019 2067 38726
2020 2309 48384
2021 2563 65223
2022 1804 63188

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

Physics rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Physics in Brazil and 406th in the World with 28,873 publications made and 446,483 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nanotechnology.

Physics ranking Location
#5 of 126 In Brazil
#6 of 402 In Latin America
#406 of 6,484 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 67 258
1991 68 266
1992 83 309
1993 89 329
1994 110 331
1995 148 374
1996 161 452
1997 233 628
1998 239 818
1999 298 966
2000 325 1361
2001 421 2023
2002 445 2466
2003 475 2992
2004 585 3754
2005 521 4394
2006 691 5457
2007 770 6535
2008 806 7704
2009 891 9057
2010 942 10473
2011 1125 12558
2012 1195 14537
2013 1350 17460
2014 1489 19505
2015 1520 21831
2016 1554 24061
2017 1739 27118
2018 1691 29964
2019 1852 35734
2020 2019 43946
2021 2232 58378
2022 1602 55268

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

Physics subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 3 7 326
Astrobiology 5 9 358
Materials Science 6 7 376
Nuclear Physics 6 8 409
Nanotechnology 5 6 421
Quantum and Particle physics 5 6 427
Optical Engineering 7 8 471
Medical Physics 8 8 477
Condensed Matter Physics 9 12 497
Atomic and Molecular physics 8 11 506
Acoustical Engineering 6 9 522
Theoretical Physics 14 27 530
Applied/Engineering Physics 6 8 637
Biophysics 7 17 739

Computer Science rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Computer Science in Brazil and 356th in the World with 26,221 publications made and 419,460 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Telecommunications.

Computer Science ranking Location
#3 of 124 In Brazil
#4 of 406 In Latin America
#356 of 6,597 In the World

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

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 40 182
1991 44 179
1992 51 210
1993 53 238
1994 76 272
1995 105 324
1996 86 352
1997 152 605
1998 152 554
1999 213 810
2000 245 1184
2001 273 1461
2002 335 1968
2003 401 2394
2004 486 3025
2005 508 3822
2006 632 4651
2007 676 5558
2008 768 6733
2009 863 8086
2010 917 9555
2011 1043 11298
2012 1206 13474
2013 1293 16001
2014 1364 18145
2015 1419 20194
2016 1496 21962
2017 1650 24657
2018 1625 27041
2019 1740 32364
2020 1865 39256
2021 2042 53675
2022 1619 53687

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

Psychology rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 2nd for Psychology in Brazil and 275th in the World with 18,857 publications made and 301,984 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#2 of 125 In Brazil
#2 of 392 In Latin America
#275 of 6,353 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 21 130
1991 31 144
1992 22 144
1993 27 166
1994 54 202
1995 55 215
1996 54 237
1997 83 422
1998 72 321
1999 129 562
2000 143 892
2001 165 906
2002 203 1287
2003 267 1575
2004 308 2067
2005 321 2625
2006 421 3148
2007 471 4031
2008 570 4772
2009 581 5519
2010 674 7013
2011 724 8237
2012 967 10147
2013 947 12069
2014 1038 13379
2015 1071 14894
2016 1117 16003
2017 1240 18218
2018 1135 19195
2019 1231 23050
2020 1375 28490
2021 1542 39797
2022 1254 40442

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

Psychology subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Clinical Psychology 2 2 150
Child Psychology 2 2 215
Neuroscience 3 4 232
Psychiatry 3 3 236
Sexology 3 3 250
Social Psychology 2 2 302
Education Majors 2 2 304
Occupational Therapy 9 9 376
Cognitive Science 3 4 453
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 6 8 473
Social Work 3 4 620
Special Education 6 8 648
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 6 7 762

Mathematics rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Mathematics in Brazil and 350th in the World with 14,037 publications made and 208,896 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics.

Mathematics ranking Location
#3 of 121 In Brazil
#3 of 383 In Latin America
#350 of 6,132 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 11 65
1991 11 70
1992 20 77
1993 15 65
1994 25 86
1995 39 64
1996 35 92
1997 60 146
1998 60 159
1999 94 196
2000 103 289
2001 127 406
2002 141 510
2003 167 638
2004 237 940
2005 250 1223
2006 301 1525
2007 350 1926
2008 388 2304
2009 435 3123
2010 473 3690
2011 535 4436
2012 623 5467
2013 728 6706
2014 719 7851
2015 763 8546
2016 836 9273
2017 865 10360
2018 888 11839
2019 960 14024
2020 1081 17587
2021 1237 25569
2022 1021 26859

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

Mathematics subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 3 3 277
Statistics 3 3 348
Operations Research 7 9 397
Math Teachers 4 6 455
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 7 11 671
Applied Mathematics 9 15 690
Actuarial Science 3 8 715

Business rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Business in Brazil and 351st in the World with 9,448 publications made and 100,554 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Management Information Systems, Project Management.

Business ranking Location
#3 of 121 In Brazil
#3 of 375 In Latin America
#351 of 6,002 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 9 64
1991 7 31
1992 6 36
1993 14 29
1994 13 54
1995 25 45
1996 21 69
1997 36 83
1998 55 106
1999 61 119
2000 78 153
2001 72 199
2002 105 320
2003 114 399
2004 164 489
2005 141 715
2006 226 818
2007 206 1014
2008 275 1388
2009 287 1675
2010 335 1883
2011 404 2598
2012 504 3066
2013 507 3694
2014 522 4291
2015 541 4672
2016 555 4628
2017 605 5341
2018 642 6385
2019 677 7731
2020 689 9995
2021 745 14454
2022 576 14194

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

Economics rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 4th for Economics in Brazil and 434th in the World with 6,339 publications made and 69,836 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, International Trade, Environmental Economics.

Economics ranking Location
#4 of 120 In Brazil
#7 of 365 In Latin America
#434 of 5,789 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 8 29
1991 6 28
1992 7 34
1993 11 26
1994 9 36
1995 15 27
1996 13 35
1997 13 33
1998 23 59
1999 39 91
2000 31 102
2001 39 119
2002 53 167
2003 71 196
2004 89 282
2005 96 443
2006 134 488
2007 113 598
2008 149 832
2009 175 1005
2010 202 1166
2011 252 1620
2012 320 2075
2013 342 2640
2014 329 2783
2015 379 3116
2016 378 3294
2017 438 3632
2018 400 4252
2019 485 5487
2020 496 7328
2021 552 10643
2022 470 10998

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

Art & Design rankings

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 4th for Art & Design in Brazil and 289th in the World with 6,145 publications made and 43,368 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

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
#4 of 120 In Brazil
#5 of 335 In Latin America
#289 of 5,426 In the World

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

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 2 20
1991 4 15
1992 6 19
1993 10 20
1994 16 25
1995 16 19
1996 25 29
1997 18 36
1998 35 59
1999 43 93
2000 33 75
2001 51 139
2002 61 135
2003 79 165
2004 119 209
2005 85 358
2006 124 418
2007 147 483
2008 205 677
2009 214 924
2010 237 932
2011 286 1169
2012 314 1409
2013 342 1801
2014 357 2067
2015 362 2237
2016 378 2311
2017 453 2560
2018 381 2797
2019 433 3467
2020 438 4357
2021 419 5970
2022 312 5767

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

Art & Design subfield Brazil ranking Latin America ranking World rank
Cinematography 5 5 21
Photography 1 1 82
Entertainment Industry Business 5 5 94
Performing arts 2 2 143
Architecture 3 3 193
Fashion Design 4 5 196
Creative Writing 4 4 205
Music 4 4 222
Game Design and Development 2 3 244
Literature 5 6 261
Art History 5 6 262
Singing and Vocal Performance 8 10 289
Aesthetics 4 6 337
Multimedia 4 4 341
UX/UI Desgin 7 9 342
Computer Graphics 3 3 355
Graphic Design 2 2 357
Illustration and Concept Art 6 9 393
Painting and Drawing 6 10 393
Sculpture 6 10 393
Animation 5 6 508
Interior Design 11 18 898