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Rhodes University ranked 9th in South Africa and 1019th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 71 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Rhodes University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 12,088 publications and 244,191 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 40 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#1019 of 14,160In the World
#12 of 1,103In Africa
#9 of 26In South Africa
#46 of 1,003For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
#169 of 1,013For Oceanography
#174 of 1,029For Forestry
#1019 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#1497 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 68 other topics

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Environmental Science

Rhodes University ranked 6th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 359th in the World with 3,811 publications made and 100,959 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Geology, Environmental Management.

RankRanking
#6 of 23In South Africa
#6 of 244In Africa
#359 of 4,129In the World

Rhodes University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903937
19913018
19923545
19932650
19943548
19953551
199643102
19974882
199856111
19995391
200046111
200152118
20025296
200365152
200469181
200573243
200697277
2007113356
2008133471
2009128334
2010137464
2011163492
2012165541
2013172704
2014183486
2015192724
2016202618
2017229655
2018196564
2019204902
2020210563

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Rhodes University ranked 11th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 588th in the World with 3,004 publications made and 36,133 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Demography, Gender Studies, Education Majors.

RankRanking
#11 of 24In South Africa
#13 of 267In Africa
#588 of 5,152In the World

Rhodes University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990197
1991295
19923210
19932212
1994259
19952312
19962217
19971612
19983040
19992926
20004832
20012638
20024874
20033227
20044351
20055173
20065779
200773139
200887171
200976116
2010103199
2011122160
2012155188
2013179359
2014188257
2015207367
2016206313
2017228591
2018179252
2019179257
2020176215

Biology

Rhodes University ranked 7th for Biology in South Africa and 858th in the World with 2,821 publications made and 68,752 citations received. Main research topics: Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation, Zoology, Botany, Biochemistry, Agricultural Science.

RankRanking
#7 of 24In South Africa
#12 of 264In Africa
#858 of 4,578In the World

Rhodes University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902626
19912117
19922830
19933333
19943446
19952725
19963264
19974064
19984268
19994051
20003681
200135100
20024174
20034897
200449151
200557224
200681203
200795222
2008105230
2009117252
201086312
2011121324
2012109304
2013114355
2014134325
2015130363
2016136385
2017147415
2018137368
2019144451
2020138336

Chemistry

Rhodes University ranked 8th for Chemistry in South Africa and 1041st in the World with 1,749 publications made and 43,332 citations received. Main research topics: Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#8 of 24In South Africa
#20 of 235In Africa
#1041 of 4,409In the World

Rhodes University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990208
19911718
19922327
19932214
19943362
19952617
19962159
19972033
19983467
19991719
20002544
20012663
20022446
20033354
20042179
200528127
200647141
200754184
200843126
200953115
201072289
201176193
201282255
201368175
201477137
201575215
201663120
201794247
201881241
201986310
2020102205

Physics

Rhodes University ranked 12th for Physics in South Africa and 1703rd in the World with 1,119 publications made and 31,727 citations received. Main research topics: Astrophysics and Astronomy, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Atomic and Molecular physics.

RankRanking
#12 of 22In South Africa
#34 of 183In Africa
#1703 of 4,160In the World

Rhodes University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199110
199227
199334
1994310
199521
199635
199753
1998515
199900
2000610
200143
2002310
200327
200435
2005222
20061335
20071410
20081555
20091016
201033104
20112365
20123061
201354232
201463231
2015125715
2016119695
2017117961
20181281102
20191102628
2020101479
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy67479
Astrobiology46548
Nanotechnology8141285
Atomic and Molecular physics8251299
Optical Engineering10391792
Materials Science14531943

Medicine

Rhodes University ranked 12th for Medicine in South Africa and 1315th in the World with 930 publications made and 18,452 citations received. Main research topics: Pharmacy, Anatomy and Physiology, Public Health, Health Science, Pharmacology.

RankRanking
#12 of 24In South Africa
#44 of 262In Africa
#1315 of 4,839In the World

Rhodes University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901210
1991134
1992114
19931615
199482
19951110
19961327
1997107
19981411
19991420
20001631
2001616
20021011
20031426
20041146
20051974
20063066
20071928
20083669
20093796
201039104
20114178
20125385
201346146
201438115
20154061
201647122
20173457
20185389
20194274
20205469
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Forensic Science55353
Toxicology824538
Pharmacy614576
Veterinary1158618
Anatomy and Physiology617876
Public Health1356888
Pharmacology724935
Healthcare Management (MHA)13491014
Health Science12371085
Physical Therapy8201125
Clinical Psychology12241127

Psychology

Rhodes University ranked 11th for Psychology in South Africa and 896th in the World with 726 publications made and 10,370 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution.

RankRanking
#11 of 23In South Africa
#14 of 118In Africa
#896 of 3,753In the World

Rhodes University
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199049
199152
199261
199331
199474
199562
19961018
199754
1998518
199973
200061
20011023
200285
200376
20041929
20051442
20061821
20071415
20082782
20092133
20102140
20113024
20124238
201350135
20144998
201547110
20166593
20176796
20183439
20193079
20203420
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Education Majors1112346
Sexology913461
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution1010552
Special Education1217694
Social Psychology1114893
Child Psychology11171080
Clinical Psychology12241127

Economics

Rhodes University ranked 11th for Economics in South Africa and 610th in the World with 621 publications made and 10,750 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Agricultural Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Economics.

RankRanking
#11 of 22In South Africa
#17 of 156In Africa
#610 of 3,117In the World

Rhodes University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199061
199180
199292
199381
1994102
199587
199641
199796
199862
1999913
2000116
2001929
20021164
2003610
20041324
20051535
20061957
20071956
20081637
20092351
20102050
20112742
20124265
20134053
20143868
20152783
20164282
20173332
20182324
20192924
20202834
SpecialitySouth Africa rankAfrica rankWorld rank
Development Studies1114224
Agricultural Economics718271
Political Economy910379
International Relations and Diplomacy910395
International Economics922809

Art & Design

Rhodes University ranked 11th for Art & Design in South Africa and 760th in the World with 516 publications made and 1,571 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Literature, Art History, Aesthetics, Fashion Design.

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

RankRanking
#11 of 19In South Africa
#13 of 69In Africa
#760 of 2,801In the World

Rhodes University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199050
199151
199260
199310
199410
199530
199641
199740
199832
199951
200040
200140
200283
200353
200472
200574
2006136
2007162
2008143
20091516
2010315
20112410
2012285
2013319
20144316
20154920
2016349
20174034
2018252
2019268
20202219

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Rhodes University