Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro: Rankings

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The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 15th in Brazil and 693rd in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 59 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 18,844 publications and 239,679 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 61 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#693 of 14,160In the World
#24 of 1,756In Latin America
#15 of 198In Brazil
#3 of 9In Rio de Janeiro
#105 of 1,021For Software Engineering
#118 of 1,005For UX/UI Desgin
#128 of 1,006For Human-Computer Interaction
#500 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#643 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 56 other topics

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Engineering

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 10th for Engineering in Brazil and 832nd in the World with 3,841 publications made and 51,147 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Optical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electronic Engineering.

RankRanking
#10 of 100In Brazil
#15 of 298In Latin America
#832 of 4,716In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990169
19912215
1992239
19933120
19943320
19952828
19962220
19974862
19983067
19994366
20005074
20017264
20027770
200383139
200496137
2005108216
2006119184
2007128162
2008118237
2009157370
2010134180
2011175197
2012156202
2013208218
2014196294
2015245415
2016227287
2017227372
2018259381
2019264499
2020248369

Physics

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 16th for Physics in Brazil and 972nd in the World with 3,003 publications made and 82,143 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics.

RankRanking
#16 of 89In Brazil
#28 of 232In Latin America
#972 of 4,160In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990146
19913027
19923450
19933514
19944833
19954450
19962643
19975145
19984339
19995262
20004848
20015832
20025468
20035876
200466117
200564184
200683143
200784183
200860321
200972169
201065185
201185196
2012134688
20131651228
20141651203
20151751578
2016159749
20171811024
2018195786
2019204694
2020194686

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 25th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Brazil and 793rd in the World with 2,472 publications made and 15,607 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Philosophy, Demography, Education Majors.

RankRanking
#25 of 120In Brazil
#39 of 366In Latin America
#793 of 5,152In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199120
199210
199331
199435
199540
199671
19971215
1998128
1999184
20001713
20012518
20023139
20033852
20044144
20055263
20065818
20077046
20089431
200987112
2010109120
201111062
2012114145
201312578
2014125183
201514745
2016190151
2017185166
2018210214
2019256135
2020234232

Computer Science

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 8th for Computer Science in Brazil and 688th in the World with 2,381 publications made and 32,409 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, Multimedia, Blockchain and Cryptography.

RankRanking
#8 of 95In Brazil
#11 of 273In Latin America
#688 of 4,494In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199031
199140
199220
1993615
199482
199569
19961840
19971413
19983059
19992437
20003840
200141178
20024143
20035034
20046285
200578107
2006102147
20078148
2008112165
2009120275
201097125
2011124140
2012112173
2013137102
2014150175
2015141174
2016140148
2017135241
2018120174
2019156193
2020165289

Chemistry

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 23rd for Chemistry in Brazil and 1220th in the World with 2,132 publications made and 31,685 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Radiochemistry.

RankRanking
#23 of 103In Brazil
#45 of 279In Latin America
#1220 of 4,409In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199082
1991149
1992186
1993246
19942716
19952124
19961110
19973538
19981816
19992335
20003142
20014532
20024760
20035790
200449131
200549180
20066268
200785117
200857148
200964128
20106085
20117298
201276182
2013108212
201479148
2015114247
2016110162
2017113207
2018133238
2019163349
2020172289
SpecialityBrazil rankLatin America rankWorld rank
Environmental Chemistry1523624
Physical chemistry1638895
Materials Science1320940
Inorganic Chemistry19441094
Radiochemistry38761419
Chemical Engineering28611472
Nanotechnology25511519

Business

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 12th for Business in Brazil and 747th in the World with 1,273 publications made and 17,512 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Finance, Project Management, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#12 of 95In Brazil
#19 of 266In Latin America
#747 of 4,080In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199110
199220
1993111
199453
199522
199676
1997523
19981123
1999146
20001216
20011424
20022234
20032411
20042128
20052464
20063950
20074940
200854100
20095492
20107576
20115588
201290142
20137571
201493183
20158694
201671186
201786361
201892201
201980123
202077145

Environmental Science

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 35th for Environmental Science in Brazil and 1090th in the World with 1,134 publications made and 16,296 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental Management.

RankRanking
#35 of 111In Brazil
#69 of 333In Latin America
#1090 of 4,129In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199071
199130
199211
199351
199421
199554
199620
19971117
1998918
199910
200063
20011413
20022344
20031726
20043155
20052726
20061612
20074754
20083129
20094192
20104575
20114847
20124954
201358109
201474190
201569158
201685208
201796446
201879249
201980254
202088240

Art & Design

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 7th for Art & Design in Brazil and 327th in the World with 1,060 publications made and 8,928 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Art History, Architecture.

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

RankRanking
#7 of 78In Brazil
#8 of 177In Latin America
#327 of 2,801In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199210
1993314
199410
199520
1996837
1997712
19981134
199997
20001633
20011524
2002144
2003127
20041922
20052811
20063338
20072822
20084716
20095041
20105231
20117422
20126349
20135857
20147152
20157235
20167482
20175938
20186860
20197540
20207528

Mathematics

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 10th for Mathematics in Brazil and 726th in the World with 901 publications made and 13,881 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics.

RankRanking
#10 of 71In Brazil
#14 of 187In Latin America
#726 of 3,475In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199013
199110
1992357
199310
199423
199531
199652
199742
1998105
1999811
2000117
20011815
20022426
2003218
20042337
20052457
20063623
20073391
200846104
20094145
20104657
20113445
20124764
20134350
20145767
20156278
201651133
201752149
201848126
201960111
20204978

Economics

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 6th for Economics in Brazil and 592nd in the World with 827 publications made and 15,063 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Development Studies, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#6 of 59In Brazil
#12 of 170In Latin America
#592 of 3,117In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199013
199110
1992157
199321
199433
199522
199645
1997416
199859
1999910
2000815
200189
20021416
2003913
20041324
200521101
20062712
20072778
200835112
20093551
20103924
20112426
201259119
20134557
201471185
20154625
201652164
201772182
201849126
201956118
20204752

Psychology

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro ranked 26th for Psychology in Brazil and 1063rd in the World with 757 publications made and 7,896 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Education Majors, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Science.

RankRanking
#26 of 101In Brazil
#39 of 264In Latin America
#1063 of 3,753In the World

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199110
199210
199300
199400
199515
199621
199746
1998320
199952
200042
200143
20021113
20031312
2004917
2005158
2006179
20071630
20082025
20093453
20104047
20114227
201241125
20134865
20146072
20154038
20166646
201758140
20184272
201973160
20205746
SpecialityBrazil rankLatin America rankWorld rank
Sexology1825546
Education Majors2029619
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution1628781
Social Psychology1926849
Special Education4055940
Child Psychology2837953
Cognitive Science1727957
Social Work30521060
Clinical Psychology36561262

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

SpecialityBrazilLatin AmericaWorld Rank
Plastic Surgery33150
Cosmetology1624656
Bioethics/Medical Ethics2443765
Neurosurgery2445937
Ophthalmology2344970
Surgery31531012
Health Science55941746
Medicine611051808
Biology761722487