Seoul National University: Rankings

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Seoul National University ranked 1st in South Korea and 189th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 52 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for Seoul National University is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 138,085 publications and 3,828,691 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 164 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#189 of 14,160In the World
#18 of 5,829In Asia
#1 of 193In South Korea
#1 of 39In Seoul
#15 of 2,087For Chemical Engineering
#17 of 1,686For Radiochemistry
#19 of 1,622For Nanotechnology
#201 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#537 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 49 other topics

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Engineering

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Engineering in South Korea and 31st in the World with 45,216 publications made and 1,160,799 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#1 of 119In South Korea
#10 of 2,141In Asia
#31 of 4,716In the World

Seoul National University
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19907042
19917763
19929968
1993161134
1994210125
1995297259
1996378433
1997472453
1998545495
1999703994
20007661438
20019441913
200210472219
200312092964
200414093245
200515393756
200617693974
200719984976
200819084168
200921115462
201020865890
201121726746
201223629761
201323808383
201423328404
2015250710411
201624379749
201723579203
201823679171
201925499881
202024839475

Chemistry

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Chemistry in South Korea and 34th in the World with 37,440 publications made and 1,194,985 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#1 of 113In South Korea
#11 of 2,045In Asia
#34 of 4,409In the World

Seoul National University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906748
19917775
19928954
1993154105
1994169135
1995247262
1996325372
1997390366
1998476615
19995741118
20006621596
20018362107
20029182235
200310393473
200412303814
200512753991
200614384355
200715804722
200815505006
200916665574
201017005989
201117056535
201219169713
201319398345
201419178513
2015204610456
201619048842
201720169134
201819378398
201920909063
202021128940

Physics

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Physics in South Korea and 41st in the World with 36,964 publications made and 1,164,373 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

RankRanking
#1 of 111In South Korea
#11 of 1,914In Asia
#41 of 4,160In the World

Seoul National University
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906158
19917451
19929154
199315295
1994184100
1995267355
1996308289
1997414378
1998493980
19996011056
20006551268
20017971652
20029311840
200310012815
200411543062
200512273680
200614233954
200716755027
200814594634
200915595227
201016445709
201116346786
201218809238
201319018605
201418949112
2015198110434
2016191910676
201719219939
201820709911
2019218712755
2020210510822

Biology

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Biology in South Korea and 98th in the World with 31,617 publications made and 1,268,571 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology, Genetics.

RankRanking
#1 of 107In South Korea
#14 of 2,011In Asia
#98 of 4,578In the World

Seoul National University
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904431
19914552
19925967
19936453
199491122
1995130182
1996163219
1997223233
1998270622
1999307760
20004251254
20014911556
20025441936
20036542849
20048483796
20059073729
200610344382
200711245193
200812616190
200913936488
201015517152
201116988000
2012189611495
201319669743
2014210211728
2015227611403
2016206810681
2017209910887
201815028172
201915996901
202017006848

Medicine

Seoul National University ranked 2nd for Medicine in South Korea and 201st in the World with 28,942 publications made and 821,369 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Pharmacology, Immunology, Pathology.

RankRanking
#2 of 116In South Korea
#27 of 2,003In Asia
#201 of 4,839In the World

Seoul National University
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19909978
19918367
19926933
199391107
19949162
1995115176
1996113119
1997166204
1998232473
1999263377
2000405867
2001349945
20024211162
20034981558
20045451730
20056221815
20067502085
20079052900
20089683981
200911793930
201014114940
201114874968
201216476714
201317496297
201419307815
201518699574
201619919098
201719649418
201816848783
201917896008
202019576372

Computer Science

Seoul National University ranked 2nd for Computer Science in South Korea and 104th in the World with 13,426 publications made and 322,159 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Computer Networking, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Blockchain and Cryptography.

RankRanking
#2 of 118In South Korea
#18 of 1,973In Asia
#104 of 4,494In the World

Seoul National University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901252
19911610
19922914
1993216
19945725
19957629
19968153
199710971
1998132125
1999125227
2000163279
2001174239
2002201515
2003276706
2004345501
20054141035
20065461131
2007530915
20085431047
20096471845
20106151527
20117011884
20126602823
20136952236
20146892665
20157652767
20167453450
20177814488
20188294385
20199844288
202010203385

Environmental Science

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Environmental Science in South Korea and 184th in the World with 8,716 publications made and 208,280 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Ecology.

RankRanking
#1 of 85In South Korea
#23 of 1,693In Asia
#184 of 4,129In the World

Seoul National University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901227
1991135
19921118
19931716
19941217
19951517
19961534
19973437
19985386
199982129
200096178
2001136298
2002177562
2003198437
2004219667
2005221670
2006247627
2007325750
2008307850
20093701191
20104451060
20114491570
20124991248
20135451751
20146111609
20156191889
20165961672
20175601667
20184821865
20194741841
20205261729

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Korea and 380th in the World with 6,405 publications made and 179,065 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Communications and Public Relations, Sports / Exercise science.

RankRanking
#1 of 101In South Korea
#24 of 1,916In Asia
#380 of 5,152In the World

Seoul National University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990915
199150
19921215
19931011
19941136
1995714
19961212
19972044
199823110
19994278
200037110
20015679
200264170
200376177
2004106396
2005116326
2006123312
2007170377
2008166502
2009226780
20102641016
2011286960
2012339874
20134281355
20144481823
20154723539
20164313780
20174712506
20184924236
20195031648
20205972211

Mathematics

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Mathematics in South Korea and 153rd in the World with 4,178 publications made and 75,166 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#1 of 86In South Korea
#21 of 1,482In Asia
#153 of 3,475In the World

Seoul National University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199071
199186
19921725
1993137
19941922
19952310
19964127
19975452
19985050
19996994
200085157
200175161
200289142
2003117257
2004132207
2005142233
2006182382
2007153275
2008184217
2009218481
2010199331
2011225489
2012190309
2013216479
2014205509
2015211365
2016198376
2017224587
2018214538
2019232440
2020248451

Business

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Business in South Korea and 235th in the World with 3,865 publications made and 99,790 citations received. Main research topics: Marketing, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Management Information Systems, Operations Research.

RankRanking
#1 of 90In South Korea
#17 of 1,617In Asia
#235 of 4,080In the World

Seoul National University
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199031
199148
1992513
199321
1994811
1995719
199673
19972445
199816127
19992623
200029342
200132122
200240114
200353212
200479240
200580208
2006104278
2007163334
2008168552
2009222616
2010184759
2011237552
2012257866
2013277762
2014242544
2015315871
2016270662
2017280754
2018190687
2019208506
2020221374

Economics

Seoul National University ranked 1st for Economics in South Korea and 222nd in the World with 2,641 publications made and 47,997 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Environmental Economics.

RankRanking
#1 of 54In South Korea
#16 of 1,185In Asia
#222 of 3,117In the World

Seoul National University
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199051
199163
199258
199354
1994833
199551
199642
19971419
19981866
19993261
20003674
20012950
20022455
200351108
200440101
20055888
200670168
2007107220
200884211
2009130291
2010103284
2011144367
2012150436
2013164375
2014174271
2015185316
2016182247
2017209414
2018144336
2019167220
2020177536

Art & Design

Seoul National University ranked 2nd for Art & Design in South Korea and 208th in the World with 1,451 publications made and 18,108 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Computer Graphics, UX/UI Desgin, Architecture, Game Design and Development.

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

RankRanking
#2 of 65In South Korea
#17 of 977In Asia
#208 of 2,801In the World

Seoul National University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199010
199120
199267
199340
199441
199572
19961117
19971423
1998158
19991726
20001526
20012937
20023129
20032551
20042918
20054040
20064886
200764132
20085476
20097466
20107563
20117984
20127077
20139887
201492173
20159376
201684260
201783169
201882138
201978181
202084124

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Seoul National University

SpecialitySouth KoreaAsiaWorld Rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology117261
Psychology226428
Social Psychology324441
Child Psychology223534
Sexology126570