McGill University: Rankings

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McGill University ranked 3rd in Canada and 46th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 164 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for McGill University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 144,724 publications and 7,047,162 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 688 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#46 of 14,134 In the World
#40 of 2,597 In North America
#3 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 17 In Quebec
#1 of 7 In Montreal
#22 of 1,005 For Urology
#22 of 1,026 For Respiratory Therapy
#23 of 1,011 For Occupational Therapy
#70 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#56 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 161 other topics

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Medicine

McGill University ranked 3rd for Medicine in Canada and 50th in the World with 43,440 publications made and 2,383,487 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Surgery, Immunology, Physical Therapy.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 70 In Canada
#38 of 1,110 In North America
#50 of 4,740 In the World

McGill University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 382 1342
1992 168 469
1993 259 903
1994 304 1308
1995 242 886
1996 609 2073
1997 616 2218
1998 643 2445
1999 627 2833
2000 663 3117
2001 593 2930
2002 636 3318
2003 841 4519
2004 926 6209
2005 987 6455
2006 1018 5931
2007 1230 7083
2008 1386 7338
2009 1271 6902
2010 1595 9862
2011 1643 9760
2012 1925 12991
2013 1951 11934
2014 2116 11745
2015 1981 10354
2016 2345 12150
2017 2188 15567
2018 2087 11101
2019 2355 10966
2020 2773 10768
2021 3238 4875

Biology

McGill University ranked 3rd for Biology in Canada and 47th in the World with 32,804 publications made and 2,226,962 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 65 In Canada
#38 of 932 In North America
#47 of 4,497 In the World

McGill University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 420 946
1992 215 459
1993 281 923
1994 370 1511
1995 324 922
1996 582 2435
1997 677 2705
1998 708 2957
1999 646 3549
2000 662 3424
2001 603 3328
2002 629 3221
2003 761 4877
2004 816 5236
2005 796 5729
2006 873 5370
2007 979 6587
2008 1037 7310
2009 1111 6394
2010 1178 8392
2011 1209 8288
2012 1348 12093
2013 1365 9514
2014 1370 8213
2015 1382 8557
2016 1551 9978
2017 1347 9872
2018 1158 7659
2019 1306 7178
2020 1521 7836
2021 1582 11769
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 4 20 24
Neuroscience 2 23 27
Molecular Biology 2 34 42
Genetics 3 35 42
Biochemistry 4 37 48
Forestry 3 28 53
Animal Science 5 31 55
Biophysics 3 43 57
Agricultural Science 4 31 57
Nutrition and Food Science 5 25 57
Oncology and Cancer research 3 38 59
Evolutionary Biology 5 42 59
Pharmacology 4 39 62
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 47 66
Toxicology 3 40 66
Immunology 3 44 67
Zoology 6 39 73
Biotechnology 7 40 88
Virology 4 57 92
Botany 6 35 94
Astrobiology 4 55 98
Horticulture 3 34 99
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 11 50 105
Microbiology 8 62 113
Nanotechnology 4 55 139
Entomology 9 72 177
Paleontology 14 86 234

Engineering

McGill University ranked 4th for Engineering in Canada and 93rd in the World with 20,020 publications made and 647,153 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 62 In Canada
#41 of 818 In North America
#93 of 4,626 In the World

McGill University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 229 295
1992 129 196
1993 199 192
1994 214 522
1995 189 352
1996 355 653
1997 382 855
1998 351 667
1999 242 591
2000 313 680
2001 294 669
2002 328 750
2003 374 1065
2004 444 1202
2005 529 1308
2006 511 1304
2007 583 1928
2008 649 1924
2009 695 1695
2010 813 2280
2011 810 2739
2012 925 3096
2013 959 2600
2014 1093 3448
2015 1039 3664
2016 1024 4070
2017 909 3650
2018 836 3164
2019 811 3005
2020 856 2300
2021 869 1266
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Mining Engineering 3 9 31
Metallurgical Engineering 1 5 40
Technical Drawing 2 21 44
Robotics 3 21 48
Transportation Engineering 4 27 53
Automation and Control engineering 4 21 54
Aviation 2 29 58
Biochemical Engineering 2 28 59
Engineering Management 4 35 69
Architecture 3 29 72
Marine Engineering 2 20 72
Renewable Energy Engineering 4 27 74
Computer Engineering 3 40 74
Agricultural Engineering 4 33 82
Electronic Engineering 6 37 83
Industrial Engineering 5 34 84
Mechanical Engineering 2 30 86
Acoustical Engineering 2 41 88
Remote Sensing 5 46 88
Biotechnology 7 40 88
Biomedical Engineering 5 56 93
Chemical Engineering 4 24 94
Electrical Engineering 3 41 94
Aerospace Engineering 2 51 94
Optical Engineering 3 42 98
Materials Science 2 35 107
Geotechnical Engineering 8 35 107
Operations Research 9 48 109
Structural Engineering 5 31 111
Telecommunications 6 46 111
Systems Engineering 8 38 117
Product and Industrial Design 5 54 120
Human-Computer Interaction 10 62 125
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 6 55 127
Landscape Architecture 5 34 130
Nanotechnology 4 55 139
Applied/Engineering Physics 4 59 150
Environmental Engineering 10 50 152
Petroleum Engineering 9 50 153
Automotive Engineering 7 44 157
Reliability and Quality Engineering 12 70 178
Construction Management 10 61 202
Computer Networking 13 91 221
Nuclear Engineering 15 82 278
Civil Engineering 13 74 317
Architectural Engineering 10 70 321
Firefighting and Fire Science 24 161 561

Physics

McGill University ranked 2nd for Physics in Canada and 88th in the World with 19,983 publications made and 941,824 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 60 In Canada
#42 of 781 In North America
#88 of 4,083 In the World

McGill University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 188 226
1992 131 170
1993 171 191
1994 224 312
1995 204 651
1996 369 599
1997 370 889
1998 342 757
1999 280 697
2000 338 771
2001 338 1121
2002 331 1057
2003 388 1480
2004 508 1310
2005 541 1881
2006 553 1812
2007 597 1875
2008 637 2013
2009 692 2537
2010 680 3032
2011 762 4330
2012 1018 7643
2013 895 7624
2014 1046 9988
2015 920 7030
2016 896 6334
2017 821 5215
2018 850 5549
2019 869 7185
2020 911 4483
2021 839 1871
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Medical Physics 3 33 42
Theoretical Physics 1 26 54
Biophysics 3 43 57
Nuclear Physics 1 26 62
Quantum and Particle physics 2 37 81
Acoustical Engineering 2 41 88
Optical Engineering 3 42 98
Astrobiology 4 55 98
Materials Science 2 35 107
Astrophysics and Astronomy 6 47 114
Nanotechnology 4 55 139
Condensed Matter Physics 5 58 150
Applied/Engineering Physics 4 59 150
Atomic and Molecular physics 10 84 234

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

McGill University ranked 4th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 48th in the World with 19,615 publications made and 737,786 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, History.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 79 In Canada
#34 of 1,341 In North America
#48 of 5,074 In the World

McGill University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 131 330
1992 88 91
1993 97 237
1994 115 259
1995 107 236
1996 216 453
1997 235 768
1998 240 557
1999 238 620
2000 257 860
2001 225 976
2002 259 812
2003 312 1225
2004 312 1556
2005 380 1763
2006 430 2005
2007 497 2424
2008 651 2666
2009 686 2350
2010 803 3166
2011 712 2984
2012 834 3292
2013 948 3349
2014 983 3599
2015 997 3117
2016 1164 3767
2017 1061 6476
2018 1018 4850
2019 1108 3554
2020 1282 3297
2021 1418 1745

Chemistry

McGill University ranked 2nd for Chemistry in Canada and 66th in the World with 18,927 publications made and 880,216 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 61 In Canada
#32 of 778 In North America
#66 of 4,319 In the World

McGill University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 282 415
1992 146 306
1993 200 421
1994 255 736
1995 218 631
1996 393 1048
1997 432 1422
1998 428 1164
1999 345 1435
2000 369 1299
2001 345 1391
2002 309 874
2003 412 1828
2004 472 1900
2005 487 1977
2006 491 2025
2007 538 2082
2008 552 2133
2009 562 2123
2010 624 2850
2011 633 3169
2012 726 3209
2013 662 2993
2014 819 3363
2015 773 3493
2016 806 3806
2017 737 3600
2018 692 3528
2019 682 3003
2020 716 2397
2021 782 1094

Computer Science

McGill University ranked 4th for Computer Science in Canada and 57th in the World with 15,295 publications made and 816,870 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Cognitive Science, Computer Vision.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 69 In Canada
#42 of 927 In North America
#57 of 4,394 In the World

McGill University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 120 263
1992 75 194
1993 118 260
1994 133 361
1995 114 164
1996 176 629
1997 204 840
1998 186 584
1999 178 875
2000 184 1153
2001 183 922
2002 200 1010
2003 257 1434
2004 301 1228
2005 328 1607
2006 347 1444
2007 444 2485
2008 479 2923
2009 513 2828
2010 620 2501
2011 607 2643
2012 701 4720
2013 724 3162
2014 756 3447
2015 753 4560
2016 894 4789
2017 796 5146
2018 771 5488
2019 874 5011
2020 1015 4567
2021 1025 10846

Psychology

McGill University ranked 3rd for Psychology in Canada and 42nd in the World with 14,149 publications made and 971,888 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Child Psychology, Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 66 In Canada
#36 of 1,047 In North America
#42 of 3,654 In the World

McGill University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 99 943
1992 50 219
1993 96 446
1994 104 371
1995 77 260
1996 164 731
1997 207 1172
1998 178 833
1999 200 1250
2000 188 889
2001 175 1168
2002 196 1446
2003 263 1893
2004 268 1919
2005 361 3194
2006 327 1930
2007 415 3784
2008 476 3009
2009 482 3433
2010 594 3754
2011 564 3825
2012 605 4174
2013 662 3687
2014 643 3658
2015 677 3261
2016 791 3834
2017 731 3416
2018 627 3906
2019 708 2912
2020 833 2447
2021 940 1536
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Occupational Therapy 4 16 23
Neuroscience 2 23 27
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 24 30
Cognitive Science 3 34 40
Psychiatry 3 31 41
Child Psychology 3 39 46
Clinical Psychology 3 37 48
Sexology 5 53 64
Social Psychology 6 58 74
Special Education 4 52 82
Education Majors 6 48 87
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 9 66 93
Social Work 6 66 113

Environmental Science

McGill University ranked 4th for Environmental Science in Canada and 56th in the World with 10,595 publications made and 567,255 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Environmental Management.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 68 In Canada
#36 of 818 In North America
#56 of 4,025 In the World

McGill University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 108 189
1992 38 76
1993 59 161
1994 90 263
1995 63 171
1996 163 417
1997 158 554
1998 173 436
1999 127 532
2000 189 998
2001 156 880
2002 161 714
2003 193 1058
2004 210 1297
2005 247 1063
2006 248 1083
2007 313 1998
2008 326 1938
2009 349 1667
2010 420 2462
2011 387 3211
2012 403 4046
2013 479 2266
2014 535 2362
2015 547 3715
2016 638 3201
2017 536 3150
2018 458 2456
2019 501 2793
2020 498 1760
2021 638 1079

Business

McGill University ranked 6th for Business in Canada and 100th in the World with 4,515 publications made and 233,441 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Project Management.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 66 In Canada
#59 of 900 In North America
#100 of 4,004 In the World

McGill University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 23 128
1992 18 47
1993 19 88
1994 31 245
1995 19 28
1996 60 179
1997 44 193
1998 51 191
1999 63 177
2000 64 202
2001 49 176
2002 56 324
2003 74 352
2004 87 551
2005 106 589
2006 93 355
2007 149 627
2008 141 602
2009 167 643
2010 215 1007
2011 192 451
2012 220 1021
2013 259 681
2014 267 643
2015 253 813
2016 281 1913
2017 280 832
2018 196 586
2019 221 522
2020 248 497
2021 256 409

Mathematics

McGill University ranked 6th for Mathematics in Canada and 86th in the World with 3,954 publications made and 178,244 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 60 In Canada
#57 of 744 In North America
#86 of 3,376 In the World

McGill University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 42 80
1992 18 30
1993 36 75
1994 32 494
1995 30 131
1996 62 152
1997 64 304
1998 58 116
1999 59 181
2000 67 432
2001 51 164
2002 60 291
2003 69 304
2004 81 313
2005 98 386
2006 87 341
2007 135 356
2008 141 598
2009 130 404
2010 189 774
2011 190 522
2012 148 461
2013 172 408
2014 204 594
2015 193 481
2016 203 1298
2017 199 550
2018 163 412
2019 158 386
2020 160 342
2021 186 153
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Applied Mathematics 4 33 47
Statistics 5 42 53
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 5 54 82
Operations Research 9 48 109
Math Teachers 6 72 120
Actuarial Science 10 88 149
Blockchain and Cryptography 10 93 225

Economics

McGill University ranked 4th for Economics in Canada and 92nd in the World with 3,305 publications made and 116,642 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 63 In Canada
#55 of 717 In North America
#92 of 3,039 In the World

McGill University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 16 32
1992 14 18
1993 9 7
1994 18 88
1995 17 29
1996 38 129
1997 30 92
1998 39 70
1999 29 55
2000 50 301
2001 38 113
2002 59 316
2003 52 165
2004 58 238
2005 69 279
2006 73 358
2007 99 317
2008 110 399
2009 148 389
2010 146 444
2011 141 360
2012 167 688
2013 169 480
2014 194 508
2015 167 356
2016 203 1319
2017 183 483
2018 140 399
2019 148 445
2020 197 591
2021 184 184

Art & Design

McGill University ranked 4th for Art & Design in Canada and 54th in the World with 2,789 publications made and 61,208 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Multimedia, Literature, Game Design and Development.

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
#4 of 65 In Canada
#38 of 750 In North America
#54 of 2,699 In the World

McGill University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 27
1992 13 6
1993 21 10
1994 25 16
1995 14 26
1996 32 29
1997 39 37
1998 39 58
1999 26 30
2000 37 182
2001 34 27
2002 33 115
2003 37 75
2004 50 124
2005 61 67
2006 70 213
2007 83 252
2008 114 264
2009 113 225
2010 104 343
2011 133 230
2012 140 406
2013 148 239
2014 142 221
2015 142 401
2016 198 353
2017 146 189
2018 136 753
2019 119 444
2020 126 154
2021 150 173
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Music 2 8 8
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 7 12
Game Design and Development 4 23 31
Performing arts 3 16 34
Art History 3 24 35
Creative Writing 5 35 60
Aesthetics 6 34 68
Photography 3 40 69
Architecture 3 29 72
Entertainment Industry Business 5 50 79
Fashion Design 6 44 93
Animation 7 51 95
Multimedia 8 49 96
Literature 7 52 104
Computer Graphics 8 63 127
Landscape Architecture 5 34 130
UX/UI Desgin 7 62 133
Cinematography 7 55 135
Graphic Design 8 71 136
Sculpture 10 77 223
Painting and Drawing 10 77 223
Illustration and Concept Art 10 84 238
Interior Design 12 95 363