Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul: Rankings

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The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked 4th in Brazil, 262nd in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 16 research topics. The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 92,538 publications and 1,367,290 citations attributed to the university), 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 7,353 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 28
1992 7 2
1993 15 13
1994 34 22
1995 18 12
1996 58 54
1997 96 74
1998 89 89
1999 110 273
2000 142 336
2001 185 411
2002 180 370
2003 285 600
2004 314 812
2005 343 884
2006 383 1078
2007 551 1781
2008 666 1667
2009 668 1659
2010 827 1853
2011 835 2400
2012 981 2401
2013 926 2187
2014 1051 2673
2015 1041 4659
2016 1152 3799
2017 1097 5595
2018 1172 3895
2019 1106 2476
2020 1343 2013
2021 1530 1866

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 38
1992 20 9
1993 20 35
1994 48 50
1995 35 41
1996 84 104
1997 137 205
1998 129 162
1999 162 326
2000 260 540
2001 213 395
2002 245 530
2003 329 808
2004 344 765
2005 391 874
2006 409 945
2007 496 1630
2008 553 1527
2009 582 1394
2010 726 1776
2011 690 1910
2012 817 2138
2013 789 2052
2014 923 2473
2015 875 2173
2016 1043 2244
2017 952 2198
2018 947 2648
2019 924 1504
2020 1030 1166
2021 1087 532
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 18
1996 30 24
1997 39 45
1998 44 40
1999 56 67
2000 69 74
2001 65 185
2002 87 230
2003 123 163
2004 144 286
2005 154 309
2006 210 558
2007 228 915
2008 316 599
2009 313 512
2010 422 638
2011 455 917
2012 591 860
2013 584 735
2014 639 983
2015 634 2491
2016 768 2281
2017 733 3490
2018 807 2479
2019 861 1158
2020 1078 925
2021 1029 673

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 25
1992 8 9
1993 20 13
1994 26 16
1995 20 22
1996 71 109
1997 96 98
1998 99 103
1999 119 199
2000 155 358
2001 194 305
2002 182 643
2003 195 471
2004 232 467
2005 222 697
2006 260 603
2007 283 804
2008 325 861
2009 367 934
2010 409 1199
2011 411 1255
2012 479 1276
2013 465 1262
2014 572 1474
2015 492 1248
2016 559 1384
2017 572 1428
2018 510 1066
2019 577 1058
2020 686 968
2021 705 429

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 4
1992 14 13
1993 4 1
1994 25 13
1995 13 10
1996 36 49
1997 42 50
1998 59 65
1999 80 146
2000 99 199
2001 99 222
2002 114 228
2003 143 298
2004 159 301
2005 182 521
2006 214 364
2007 224 696
2008 290 555
2009 308 619
2010 390 687
2011 382 658
2012 466 761
2013 522 965
2014 534 1038
2015 580 1030
2016 749 1267
2017 601 1083
2018 518 865
2019 534 909
2020 657 801
2021 711 300

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 14
1992 8 2
1993 22 8
1994 15 16
1995 24 11
1996 51 37
1997 62 34
1998 78 61
1999 97 129
2000 83 79
2001 135 124
2002 106 167
2003 139 224
2004 177 219
2005 181 402
2006 236 333
2007 240 423
2008 297 499
2009 331 512
2010 385 728
2011 416 950
2012 475 1012
2013 444 798
2014 600 999
2015 531 1032
2016 579 1225
2017 530 1103
2018 533 901
2019 603 872
2020 657 822
2021 644 372

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 33
1992 16 3
1993 31 22
1994 30 26
1995 28 44
1996 71 89
1997 106 107
1998 111 98
1999 128 144
2000 117 470
2001 173 189
2002 144 165
2003 159 274
2004 209 217
2005 162 349
2006 182 284
2007 212 553
2008 232 493
2009 257 447
2010 255 527
2011 280 853
2012 320 669
2013 330 856
2014 398 949
2015 354 1181
2016 412 1088
2017 446 1513
2018 408 1446
2019 470 1066
2020 491 1001
2021 519 402
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 13
1992 5 2
1993 7 24
1994 11 16
1995 14 13
1996 12 21
1997 28 88
1998 36 81
1999 45 89
2000 51 114
2001 46 85
2002 66 128
2003 96 185
2004 99 113
2005 115 134
2006 144 181
2007 145 231
2008 195 317
2009 205 277
2010 250 392
2011 249 455
2012 254 535
2013 240 571
2014 299 511
2015 356 876
2016 327 542
2017 341 664
2018 304 1439
2019 402 861
2020 366 385
2021 342 263

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 21
1992 4 2
1993 6 24
1994 5 15
1995 10 16
1996 14 30
1997 23 94
1998 17 43
1999 31 111
2000 36 149
2001 36 93
2002 38 143
2003 69 182
2004 90 225
2005 89 193
2006 116 311
2007 158 885
2008 194 590
2009 200 532
2010 276 640
2011 257 691
2012 309 915
2013 326 757
2014 348 738
2015 322 990
2016 384 705
2017 285 628
2018 233 1478
2019 315 624
2020 365 284
2021 415 264
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 4
1998 13 42
1999 17 35
2000 14 12
2001 22 114
2002 34 42
2003 40 57
2004 44 123
2005 61 71
2006 56 106
2007 65 103
2008 115 295
2009 101 121
2010 139 123
2011 154 331
2012 208 379
2013 205 182
2014 214 238
2015 225 293
2016 220 237
2017 212 350
2018 183 209
2019 240 514
2020 226 171
2021 220 68

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 30
2003 28 13
2004 39 9
2005 25 12
2006 42 77
2007 36 22
2008 82 59
2009 68 24
2010 76 57
2011 89 31
2012 117 44
2013 124 22
2014 138 38
2015 119 35
2016 140 33
2017 127 46
2018 115 53
2019 133 50
2020 138 20
2021 101 6
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
Painting and Drawing 10 12 385
Sculpture 10 12 385
Animation 6 7 389
Interior Design 5 5 466
Landscape Architecture 14 32 852

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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