Nelson Mandela University: Rankings

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Nelson Mandela University ranked 12th in South Africa and 1678th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 31 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Nelson Mandela University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 6,759 publications and 86,170 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 5 notable alumni.

RankRanking
#1678 of 14,160In the World
#25 of 1,103In Africa
#12 of 26In South Africa
#246 of 1,003For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
#285 of 1,160For Firefighting and Fire Science
#412 of 1,013For Oceanography
#2955 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#2648 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 28 other topics

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Environmental Science

Nelson Mandela University ranked 10th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 803rd in the World with 1,999 publications made and 44,670 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Geology.

RankRanking
#10 of 23In South Africa
#21 of 244In Africa
#803 of 4,129In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199200
199300
199400
199500
199619
199700
199800
199922
200000
200100
200221
200300
200410
20051171
200638234
200739374
200833145
200958307
201048176
2011100409
201290241
2013119559
2014135404
2015166749
2016225607
2017190551
2018183511
2019213669
2020244770

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Nelson Mandela University ranked 12th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 990th in the World with 1,728 publications made and 17,784 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

RankRanking
#12 of 24In South Africa
#25 of 267In Africa
#990 of 5,152In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199410
199500
199600
199700
199800
199900
200000
200100
200220
200321
2004612
20052316
20063482
20074478
200845100
20094846
201072136
2011129175
2012136131
2013143185
2014133106
2015156295
2016131378
2017141298
2018138395
2019134126
2020159196

Engineering

Nelson Mandela University ranked 13th for Engineering in South Africa and 1769th in the World with 1,152 publications made and 12,647 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Construction Management.

RankRanking
#13 of 23In South Africa
#44 of 235In Africa
#1769 of 4,716In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200110
200221
200320
200400
200537
20062116
20072643
200850156
20095389
201049111
201165104
201283127
201387125
201464103
201583162
201696126
201795130
201876226
2019117207
2020142240

Biology

Nelson Mandela University ranked 15th for Biology in South Africa and 1741st in the World with 1,128 publications made and 15,518 citations received. Main research topics: Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Zoology, Botany, Agricultural Science, Forestry.

RankRanking
#15 of 24In South Africa
#65 of 264In Africa
#1741 of 4,578In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199911
200000
200100
200210
200300
200410
2005820
20062195
20071575
20082044
20093780
20102338
201193163
201280136
201357135
201473174
201590249
201699265
2017102222
2018116321
2019126283
2020113343
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation66246
Forestry1028452
Paleontology921605
Zoology1117714
Evolutionary Biology1121983
Agricultural Science16791138
Botany14601284
Nanotechnology14301557

Chemistry

Nelson Mandela University ranked 14th for Chemistry in South Africa and 1846th in the World with 1,072 publications made and 13,554 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#14 of 24In South Africa
#48 of 235In Africa
#1846 of 4,409In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199619
199700
199800
199900
200000
200100
200221
200310
200400
20051010
20062621
20073152
200836158
20094481
201040102
201153124
201279136
201358112
201466143
201580158
201695163
201781159
201872165
2019107221
2020127238
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Pharmacy919810
Petrology and Geochemistry1150856
Nanotechnology14301557
Materials Science10321558
Organic Chemistry15501698
Chemical Engineering14451766
Inorganic Chemistry15621786

Business

Nelson Mandela University ranked 11th for Business in South Africa and 971st in the World with 843 publications made and 8,940 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Management Information Systems, Management, Project Management, Construction Management.

RankRanking
#11 of 22In South Africa
#16 of 186In Africa
#971 of 4,080In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200471
20051123
20061677
20071215
20082382
20092130
20104396
20117875
20127858
20137754
201493124
20157185
201670196
20175764
20185062
20196482
20205450

Medicine

Nelson Mandela University ranked 15th for Medicine in South Africa and 1839th in the World with 812 publications made and 5,737 citations received. Main research topics: Pharmacy, Health Science, Healthcare Management (MHA), Nursing, Public Health.

RankRanking
#15 of 24In South Africa
#77 of 262In Africa
#1839 of 4,839In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200317
200400
2005126
2006168
20071649
20081812
20092316
20104130
20115139
20125427
20134483
20146072
20156293
201663122
20176890
201866134
20197391
2020111126
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Nursing1335782
Pharmacy919810
Social Work1527829
Healthcare Management (MHA)1242905
Family medicine15661083
Health Science13391106
Public Health18941338

Physics

Nelson Mandela University ranked 13th for Physics in South Africa and 1781st in the World with 735 publications made and 10,559 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Applied/Engineering Physics.

RankRanking
#13 of 22In South Africa
#36 of 183In Africa
#1781 of 4,160In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200310
200400
200523
20061313
20072342
200831146
20093357
20102792
20113892
201260116
20134794
20144258
201549109
201660106
201762102
201849288
201979169
202092196
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Applied/Engineering Physics815921
Optical Engineering8291539
Nanotechnology14301557
Materials Science10321558

Computer Science

Nelson Mandela University ranked 9th for Computer Science in South Africa and 1419th in the World with 585 publications made and 8,042 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Information Technology, UX/UI Desgin.

RankRanking
#9 of 22In South Africa
#20 of 163In Africa
#1419 of 4,494In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200110
200200
200310
200431
20051125
20061732
2007105
20082421
20092232
20103767
20115858
20124449
201354160
20143743
201545112
201653203
201751142
201839240
20193533
20203126

Psychology

Nelson Mandela University ranked 12th for Psychology in South Africa and 1217th in the World with 542 publications made and 5,504 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Special Education, Organizational / Business / IO Psychology, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

RankRanking
#12 of 23In South Africa
#23 of 118In Africa
#1217 of 3,753In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200317
2004512
200587
20061747
20071325
20081921
20091611
20102325
20114032
20125273
20134368
20145266
201566103
20164563
20173852
20183639
20192629
20203225
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Education Majors1316505
Special Education1115630
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology1115693
Sexology1432750
Social Work1527829
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution1222930
Social Psychology13221329

Economics

Nelson Mandela University ranked 14th for Economics in South Africa and 1107th in the World with 386 publications made and 2,960 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Agricultural Economics.

RankRanking
#14 of 22In South Africa
#34 of 156In Africa
#1107 of 3,117In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200110
200210
200310
200420
2005711
2006714
2007107
200877
2009913
20101510
20113047
20123421
20133034
20143319
20153165
20163067
20173855
20182920
20192724
20203116
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Development Studies1430563
Agricultural Economics1448663

Art & Design

Nelson Mandela University ranked 12th for Art & Design in South Africa and 1008th in the World with 281 publications made and 1,539 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Literature, Art History, Aesthetics.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#12 of 19In South Africa
#14 of 69In Africa
#1008 of 2,801In the World

Nelson Mandela University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
200110
200210
200321
200410
200597
200663
200741
2008113
20091719
20102313
20113016
20122735
2013319
2014123
2015187
20161623
20171724
20181825
20192111
20201239

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Nelson Mandela University

SpecialitySouth AfricaAfricaWorld Rank
Math Teachers1522964
Mathematics15582107