Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul: Rankings

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The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 4th in Brazil and 262nd in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 16 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 92,538 publications and 1,367,290 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 62 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#262 of 14,131 In the World
#6 of 1,756 In Latin America
#4 of 198 In Brazil
#1 of 4 In Porto Alegre
#48 of 1,002 For Animal Science
#64 of 1,008 For Veterinary
#67 of 1,011 For Library and Information science
#690 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#345 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 13 other topics

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Medicine

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 6th for Medicine in Brazil and 257th in the World with 17,328 publications made and 440,992 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Surgery, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Pharmacology.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 120 In Brazil
#6 of 334 In Latin America
#257 of 4,739 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 29
1992 7 2
1993 15 14
1994 34 23
1995 18 13
1996 58 56
1997 96 77
1998 89 93
1999 110 285
2000 142 351
2001 185 430
2002 180 389
2003 285 631
2004 314 857
2005 343 936
2006 383 1145
2007 551 1900
2008 666 1787
2009 668 1787
2010 827 2008
2011 835 2618
2012 981 2641
2013 926 2430
2014 1051 3008
2015 1041 5325
2016 1152 4432
2017 1097 6714
2018 1172 4869
2019 1106 3301
2020 1343 3020
2021 1530 3731

Biology

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Biology in Brazil and 264th in the World with 15,460 publications made and 374,541 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Biochemistry, Agricultural Science, Microbiology, Animal Science.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 112 In Brazil
#6 of 320 In Latin America
#264 of 4,496 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 39
1992 20 9
1993 20 36
1994 48 52
1995 35 43
1996 84 108
1997 137 214
1998 129 169
1999 162 340
2000 260 565
2001 213 414
2002 245 556
2003 329 851
2004 344 808
2005 391 926
2006 409 1004
2007 496 1738
2008 553 1636
2009 582 1501
2010 726 1924
2011 690 2084
2012 817 2351
2013 789 2280
2014 923 2782
2015 875 2484
2016 1043 2618
2017 952 2638
2018 947 3310
2019 924 2005
2020 1030 1750
2021 1087 1064
Speciality Brazil rank Latin America rank World rank
Animal Science 5 5 48
Horticulture 8 9 70
Toxicology 5 5 72
Nutrition and Food Science 4 5 81
Agricultural Science 5 6 85
Biotechnology 6 6 87
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 3 5 88
Botany 5 6 89
Forestry 10 12 95
Paleontology 2 4 104
Zoology 5 6 126
Entomology 7 8 136
Microbiology 6 7 137
Pharmacology 4 5 189
Evolutionary Biology 4 5 225
Neuroscience 3 5 243
Biochemistry 4 7 304
Genetics 2 3 310
Virology 6 8 325
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 10 332
Immunology 7 10 367
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 4 5 385
Molecular Biology 7 10 462
Oncology and Cancer research 5 8 511
Nanotechnology 5 6 536
Astrobiology 7 16 577
Biophysics 6 15 734

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 2nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Brazil and 201st in the World with 10,589 publications made and 194,285 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Philosophy.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 120 In Brazil
#3 of 367 In Latin America
#201 of 5,073 In the World

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

Year Publications Citations
1991 9 2
1992 7 1
1993 5 5
1994 12 3
1995 8 19
1996 30 25
1997 39 47
1998 44 42
1999 56 70
2000 69 77
2001 65 194
2002 87 241
2003 123 172
2004 144 302
2005 154 328
2006 210 593
2007 228 976
2008 316 642
2009 313 551
2010 422 692
2011 455 1000
2012 591 946
2013 584 817
2014 639 1106
2015 634 2847
2016 768 2661
2017 733 4188
2018 807 3099
2019 861 1544
2020 1078 1387
2021 1029 1345

Chemistry

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Chemistry in Brazil and 306th in the World with 9,493 publications made and 237,945 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Chemical Engineering, Radiochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 101 In Brazil
#6 of 269 In Latin America
#306 of 4,317 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 25 26
1992 8 10
1993 20 13
1994 26 17
1995 20 23
1996 71 113
1997 96 102
1998 99 108
1999 119 207
2000 155 375
2001 194 320
2002 182 675
2003 195 496
2004 232 493
2005 222 738
2006 260 640
2007 283 858
2008 325 922
2009 367 1006
2010 409 1299
2011 411 1369
2012 479 1404
2013 465 1402
2014 572 1658
2015 492 1427
2016 559 1614
2017 572 1713
2018 510 1333
2019 577 1410
2020 686 1452
2021 705 857

Environmental Science

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Environmental Science in Brazil and 144th in the World with 8,897 publications made and 158,966 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Geology, Agricultural Science, Petrology and Geochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 108 In Brazil
#4 of 325 In Latin America
#144 of 4,023 In the World

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

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 5
1992 14 14
1993 4 1
1994 25 13
1995 13 11
1996 36 50
1997 42 52
1998 59 68
1999 80 152
2000 99 208
2001 99 232
2002 114 239
2003 143 313
2004 159 317
2005 182 551
2006 214 387
2007 224 742
2008 290 594
2009 308 667
2010 390 744
2011 382 718
2012 466 837
2013 522 1072
2014 534 1168
2015 580 1178
2016 749 1479
2017 601 1299
2018 518 1082
2019 534 1212
2020 657 1201
2021 711 600

Engineering

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 5th for Engineering in Brazil and 393rd in the World with 8,826 publications made and 144,135 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Automation and Control engineering.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 97 In Brazil
#7 of 286 In Latin America
#393 of 4,624 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 19 15
1992 8 2
1993 22 9
1994 15 16
1995 24 12
1996 51 38
1997 62 36
1998 78 63
1999 97 135
2000 83 83
2001 135 129
2002 106 176
2003 139 236
2004 177 231
2005 181 425
2006 236 354
2007 240 451
2008 297 535
2009 331 551
2010 385 789
2011 416 1036
2012 475 1113
2013 444 887
2014 600 1124
2015 531 1179
2016 579 1429
2017 530 1324
2018 533 1127
2019 603 1162
2020 657 1234
2021 644 743

Physics

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 6th for Physics in Brazil and 428th in the World with 7,338 publications made and 162,555 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Atomic and Molecular physics.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 88 In Brazil
#8 of 227 In Latin America
#428 of 4,082 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 34
1992 16 3
1993 31 23
1994 30 27
1995 28 45
1996 71 92
1997 106 112
1998 111 102
1999 128 150
2000 117 491
2001 173 198
2002 144 174
2003 159 289
2004 209 229
2005 162 370
2006 182 302
2007 212 590
2008 232 528
2009 257 482
2010 255 571
2011 280 930
2012 320 736
2013 330 951
2014 398 1068
2015 354 1349
2016 412 1270
2017 446 1816
2018 408 1807
2019 470 1421
2020 491 1501
2021 519 804
Speciality Brazil rank Latin America rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 2 6 147
Nuclear Physics 6 11 333
Condensed Matter Physics 8 9 364
Materials Science 6 8 403
Quantum and Particle physics 11 20 437
Atomic and Molecular physics 6 9 472
Theoretical Physics 16 32 481
Medical Physics 9 12 503
Nanotechnology 5 6 536
Astrobiology 7 16 577
Applied/Engineering Physics 7 10 710
Biophysics 6 15 734
Optical Engineering 11 25 1029

Computer Science

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Computer Science in Brazil and 380th in the World with 5,080 publications made and 94,224 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Management Information Systems, Blockchain and Cryptography, Bioinformatics and Computational biology.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 95 In Brazil
#5 of 266 In Latin America
#380 of 4,392 In the World

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

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 14
1992 5 2
1993 7 25
1994 11 16
1995 14 13
1996 12 22
1997 28 92
1998 36 85
1999 45 92
2000 51 119
2001 46 89
2002 66 134
2003 96 194
2004 99 119
2005 115 142
2006 144 192
2007 145 246
2008 195 340
2009 205 298
2010 250 425
2011 249 497
2012 254 589
2013 240 635
2014 299 575
2015 356 1001
2016 327 633
2017 341 797
2018 304 1798
2019 402 1148
2020 366 578
2021 342 525

Psychology

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 2nd for Psychology in Brazil and 227th in the World with 5,011 publications made and 134,434 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Social Psychology, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 100 In Brazil
#2 of 264 In Latin America
#227 of 3,654 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 22
1992 4 2
1993 6 25
1994 5 16
1995 10 16
1996 14 31
1997 23 98
1998 17 44
1999 31 116
2000 36 156
2001 36 98
2002 38 150
2003 69 191
2004 90 238
2005 89 204
2006 116 330
2007 158 944
2008 194 632
2009 200 573
2010 276 693
2011 257 754
2012 309 1007
2013 326 841
2014 348 831
2015 322 1131
2016 384 822
2017 285 753
2018 233 1848
2019 315 832
2020 365 427
2021 415 527
Speciality Brazil rank Latin America rank World rank
Psychiatry 3 3 136
Sexology 2 2 140
Clinical Psychology 2 2 168
Special Education 3 3 185
Child Psychology 2 2 216
Neuroscience 3 5 243
Education Majors 6 6 246
Occupational Therapy 7 7 294
Social Psychology 2 2 317
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 4 6 381
Cognitive Science 2 3 415
Social Work 11 14 562
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 5 7 570

Business

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 2nd for Business in Brazil and 294th in the World with 3,057 publications made and 44,032 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Project Management, Management, Marketing.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 92 In Brazil
#2 of 256 In Latin America
#294 of 4,001 In the World

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 1
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 4 10
1995 3 0
1996 8 6
1997 6 5
1998 13 44
1999 17 36
2000 14 12
2001 22 120
2002 34 44
2003 40 60
2004 44 130
2005 61 75
2006 56 112
2007 65 109
2008 115 316
2009 101 130
2010 139 133
2011 154 361
2012 208 416
2013 205 202
2014 214 268
2015 225 335
2016 220 277
2017 212 420
2018 183 261
2019 240 685
2020 226 256
2021 220 135

Art & Design

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 3rd for Art & Design in Brazil and 213th in the World with 1,816 publications made and 8,623 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Multimedia, Literature, Aesthetics.

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

Rank Ranking
#3 of 76 In Brazil
#3 of 171 In Latin America
#213 of 2,700 In the World

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

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 21
1992 0 0
1993 2 0
1994 1 1
1995 4 0
1996 2 0
1997 6 1
1998 14 6
1999 9 0
2000 11 3
2001 8 2
2002 16 32
2003 28 14
2004 39 9
2005 25 13
2006 42 82
2007 36 24
2008 82 63
2009 68 26
2010 76 61
2011 89 34
2012 117 48
2013 124 24
2014 138 42
2015 119 40
2016 140 38
2017 127 55
2018 115 66
2019 133 67
2020 138 30
2021 101 12
Speciality Brazil rank Latin America rank World rank
Literature 2 2 83
Performing arts 3 5 102
Creative Writing 2 2 143
Photography 4 4 155
Entertainment Industry Business 4 4 162
Art History 6 8 171
Cinematography 6 7 177
Architecture 3 4 206
Computer Graphics 2 2 221
Singing and Vocal Performance 6 9 266
Aesthetics 5 6 268
Music 5 6 284
Game Design and Development 2 2 305
Multimedia 5 6 315
Fashion Design 4 5 321
Graphic Design 4 5 337
UX/UI Desgin 4 6 353
Illustration and Concept Art 9 11 359
Sculpture 10 12 385
Painting and Drawing 10 12 385
Animation 6 7 389
Interior Design 5 5 466
Landscape Architecture 14 32 852

Other rankings

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

Speciality Brazil Latin America World Rank
Environmental Economics 6 10 352
Statistics 8 10 405
Mathematics 5 5 434
Math Teachers 3 7 450
Applied Mathematics 7 11 532
Development Studies 6 16 533
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 7 11 561
Economics 7 14 617
Agricultural Economics 9 24 695
International Economics 7 24 864