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Simon Fraser University ranked 7th in Canada, 129th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 35 research topics. Simon Fraser University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 45,185 publications and 1,837,796 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 117 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#129 of 14,131 In the World
#76 of 2,597 In North America
#7 of 101 In Canada
#2 of 16 In British Columbia
#1 of 2 In Burnaby
#18 of 1,042 For Game Design and Development
#23 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
#25 of 1,012 For Human-Computer Interaction
#517 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#30 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 32 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Simon Fraser University ranked 12th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 134th in the World with 9,966 publications made and 322,556 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 79 In Canada
#76 of 1,341 In North America
#134 of 5,073 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 75 54
1992 47 172
1993 48 150
1994 50 78
1995 49 136
1996 89 114
1997 113 161
1998 102 323
1999 106 174
2000 94 264
2001 113 293
2002 110 283
2003 152 396
2004 169 996
2005 183 749
2006 233 1080
2007 252 960
2008 319 839
2009 400 1240
2010 431 1889
2011 414 2116
2012 441 1686
2013 505 1693
2014 527 1849
2015 538 1361
2016 627 2231
2017 670 1452
2018 558 1181
2019 552 918
2020 617 945
2021 698 375

Computer Science

Simon Fraser University ranked 9th for Computer Science in Canada and 111th in the World with 7,679 publications made and 365,443 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Multimedia.

Rank Ranking
#9 of 69 In Canada
#65 of 927 In North America
#111 of 4,392 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 29
1992 31 46
1993 46 55
1994 54 274
1995 62 77
1996 69 319
1997 84 179
1998 79 313
1999 68 172
2000 89 2738
2001 86 313
2002 108 242
2003 125 504
2004 157 858
2005 240 835
2006 236 869
2007 289 1275
2008 281 963
2009 376 1313
2010 411 1562
2011 379 1135
2012 346 1015
2013 372 1101
2014 390 916
2015 398 1891
2016 447 1763
2017 397 1793
2018 408 2225
2019 461 1807
2020 459 1424
2021 453 343

Engineering

Simon Fraser University ranked 14th for Engineering in Canada and 330th in the World with 6,499 publications made and 193,204 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 62 In Canada
#104 of 818 In North America
#330 of 4,624 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 77 169
1992 45 28
1993 70 69
1994 67 99
1995 67 47
1996 88 121
1997 100 120
1998 97 133
1999 92 124
2000 89 145
2001 84 341
2002 87 195
2003 119 362
2004 166 539
2005 205 598
2006 220 639
2007 259 451
2008 247 593
2009 290 682
2010 389 846
2011 325 656
2012 310 669
2013 259 562
2014 348 815
2015 312 782
2016 313 727
2017 260 534
2018 288 595
2019 274 748
2020 297 494
2021 276 190
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Human-Computer Interaction 4 16 25
Mining Engineering 9 24 116
Robotics 6 47 125
Engineering Management 7 68 171
Electronic Engineering 12 66 186
Automation and Control engineering 11 62 191
Computer Networking 12 83 201
Telecommunications 14 75 202
Computer Engineering 9 90 229
Transportation Engineering 12 97 263
Architecture 12 84 276
Operations Research 17 94 276
Acoustical Engineering 16 100 279
Architectural Engineering 9 65 286
Electrical Engineering 14 100 311
Product and Industrial Design 18 120 351
Optical Engineering 14 113 354
Geotechnical Engineering 21 102 356
Automotive Engineering 17 88 364
Nuclear Engineering 22 105 371
Remote Sensing 23 141 383
Marine Engineering 18 118 407
Biomedical Engineering 17 154 414
Nanotechnology 12 124 438
Construction Management 21 134 443
Materials Science 14 114 443
Biotechnology 17 114 459
Firefighting and Fire Science 16 138 465
Landscape Architecture 17 121 474
Applied/Engineering Physics 16 140 487
Civil Engineering 19 113 500
Industrial Engineering 22 145 521
Technical Drawing 20 158 525
Mechanical Engineering 22 142 526
Chemical Engineering 16 120 544
Aerospace Engineering 22 212 566
Aviation 29 208 615
Systems Engineering 30 172 644
Petroleum Engineering 26 175 670
Renewable Energy Engineering 30 158 711
Reliability and Quality Engineering 28 192 729
Structural Engineering 27 197 775
Environmental Engineering 29 173 796
Biochemical Engineering 27 182 874
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 26 234 967

Biology

Simon Fraser University ranked 17th for Biology in Canada and 408th in the World with 6,069 publications made and 312,432 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Botany, Biochemistry, Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 65 In Canada
#147 of 932 In North America
#408 of 4,496 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 52 65
1992 30 43
1993 41 57
1994 41 291
1995 38 67
1996 94 213
1997 82 178
1998 98 254
1999 98 206
2000 109 263
2001 112 494
2002 126 441
2003 130 608
2004 158 715
2005 185 734
2006 145 785
2007 188 947
2008 255 1008
2009 244 1419
2010 289 1475
2011 240 1360
2012 319 1375
2013 257 1238
2014 280 1058
2015 276 2033
2016 323 1618
2017 269 1632
2018 238 1731
2019 302 982
2020 259 905
2021 303 279
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 4 15 23
Entomology 3 29 55
Zoology 5 36 70
Toxicology 5 52 109
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 13 81 135
Evolutionary Biology 10 85 148
Paleontology 11 68 188
Botany 8 59 192
Animal Science 15 77 211
Horticulture 9 51 229
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 12 112 255
Genetics 15 118 268
Agricultural Science 11 87 330
Biophysics 16 136 330
Forestry 17 101 362
Neuroscience 20 155 378
Nanotechnology 12 124 438
Biotechnology 17 114 459
Biochemistry 19 157 472
Microbiology 20 186 683
Molecular Biology 23 207 691
Astrobiology 27 290 700
Virology 22 210 734
Oncology and Cancer research 20 214 831
Immunology 18 211 832
Pharmacology 22 230 993

Medicine

Simon Fraser University ranked 18th for Medicine in Canada and 528th in the World with 5,785 publications made and 230,761 citations received. Main research topics: Public Health, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Healthcare Management (MHA), Health Science.

Rank Ranking
#18 of 70 In Canada
#170 of 1,110 In North America
#528 of 4,739 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 38 150
1992 17 34
1993 19 15
1994 22 61
1995 21 29
1996 35 52
1997 38 90
1998 38 79
1999 58 194
2000 47 122
2001 59 133
2002 56 194
2003 55 262
2004 86 542
2005 75 277
2006 92 420
2007 149 699
2008 168 543
2009 172 851
2010 225 1167
2011 226 1768
2012 271 1115
2013 278 1363
2014 328 1520
2015 348 1697
2016 420 2122
2017 398 2326
2018 353 1233
2019 398 1079
2020 484 1055
2021 533 323
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Forensic Science 3 20 47
Toxicology 5 52 109
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 13 81 135
Clinical Psychology 15 114 186
Public Health 15 103 202
Sports Medicine 14 98 204
Healthcare Management (MHA) 17 112 216
Gerontology 18 124 228
Psychiatry 16 121 235
Occupational Therapy 18 125 289
Social Work 22 161 289
Cosmetology 12 109 303
Nursing 20 146 333
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 17 149 341
Sports / Exercise science 20 142 346
Physical Therapy 18 136 358
Audiology 20 142 361
Anatomy and Physiology 17 152 397
Biomedical Engineering 17 154 414
Family medicine 20 172 424
Optometry 17 137 431
Health Science 20 185 450
Respiratory Therapy 17 141 457
Sonography and Ultrasound 17 150 500
Epidemiology 20 156 507
Pharmacy 17 134 520
Cardiology 20 181 657
Veterinary 15 125 662
Medical Physics 24 216 698
Ophthalmology 17 175 704
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 19 173 732
Virology 22 210 734
Anesthesiology 23 217 773
Orthodontics 19 199 808
Plastic Surgery 17 202 814
Oncology and Cancer research 20 214 831
Immunology 18 211 832
Pediatrics 21 212 864
Critical Care Nursing 20 239 870
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 22 215 874
Pathology 20 215 881
Surgery 20 231 934
Pharmacology 22 230 993

Physics

Simon Fraser University ranked 13th for Physics in Canada and 397th in the World with 5,373 publications made and 256,355 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic and Molecular physics, Nuclear Physics.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 60 In Canada
#117 of 781 In North America
#397 of 4,082 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 77 182
1992 31 38
1993 60 70
1994 61 94
1995 55 52
1996 73 89
1997 85 92
1998 90 217
1999 77 92
2000 93 123
2001 105 370
2002 108 298
2003 132 329
2004 130 424
2005 141 380
2006 134 422
2007 160 383
2008 157 387
2009 188 428
2010 250 693
2011 222 808
2012 210 534
2013 183 530
2014 293 2825
2015 263 2912
2016 258 2841
2017 215 1507
2018 276 2006
2019 248 1652
2020 248 7853
2021 207 289
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Condensed Matter Physics 4 55 146
Quantum and Particle physics 8 82 246
Acoustical Engineering 16 100 279
Theoretical Physics 11 85 304
Nuclear Physics 11 108 312
Biophysics 16 136 330
Atomic and Molecular physics 16 116 351
Optical Engineering 14 113 354
Nanotechnology 12 124 438
Materials Science 14 114 443
Applied/Engineering Physics 16 140 487
Astrophysics and Astronomy 24 208 625
Medical Physics 24 216 698
Astrobiology 27 290 700

Environmental Science

Simon Fraser University ranked 13th for Environmental Science in Canada and 189th in the World with 5,006 publications made and 246,291 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Environmental Management, Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 68 In Canada
#85 of 818 In North America
#189 of 4,023 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 83
1992 23 42
1993 25 72
1994 20 30
1995 19 33
1996 44 162
1997 51 154
1998 58 148
1999 63 167
2000 101 271
2001 95 367
2002 90 352
2003 111 433
2004 130 554
2005 106 489
2006 151 979
2007 169 771
2008 204 883
2009 186 1028
2010 232 1300
2011 215 979
2012 247 1457
2013 236 1068
2014 252 1181
2015 252 1048
2016 288 1145
2017 331 1157
2018 209 774
2019 220 533
2020 235 394
2021 293 243

Psychology

Simon Fraser University ranked 14th for Psychology in Canada and 169th in the World with 4,556 publications made and 259,800 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 66 In Canada
#103 of 1,047 In North America
#169 of 3,654 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 28 409
1992 17 94
1993 24 49
1994 25 107
1995 22 63
1996 46 181
1997 65 235
1998 49 326
1999 47 275
2000 41 222
2001 50 370
2002 64 225
2003 73 490
2004 76 650
2005 107 684
2006 107 645
2007 153 1188
2008 152 670
2009 211 999
2010 208 1144
2011 214 1283
2012 222 1100
2013 230 859
2014 265 1006
2015 249 715
2016 318 780
2017 288 671
2018 233 1546
2019 218 481
2020 224 323
2021 264 131
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Education Majors 5 44 78
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 10 59 107
Special Education 8 69 110
Cognitive Science 11 75 121
Sexology 12 95 132
Social Psychology 12 94 138
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 12 101 155
Child Psychology 14 110 167
Clinical Psychology 15 114 186
Psychiatry 16 121 235
Occupational Therapy 18 125 289
Social Work 22 161 289
Neuroscience 20 155 378

Chemistry

Simon Fraser University ranked 17th for Chemistry in Canada and 503rd in the World with 4,094 publications made and 141,815 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 61 In Canada
#132 of 778 In North America
#503 of 4,317 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 63 97
1992 32 30
1993 54 92
1994 54 107
1995 44 118
1996 68 142
1997 54 111
1998 68 133
1999 69 116
2000 73 90
2001 70 184
2002 84 178
2003 101 264
2004 133 502
2005 110 320
2006 134 456
2007 139 312
2008 130 451
2009 148 362
2010 174 432
2011 165 452
2012 180 527
2013 148 373
2014 220 677
2015 171 549
2016 161 496
2017 160 485
2018 170 414
2019 160 481
2020 172 277
2021 156 140
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Environmental Chemistry 17 102 306
Petrology and Geochemistry 26 122 370
Inorganic Chemistry 14 106 411
Nanotechnology 12 124 438
Materials Science 14 114 443
Biochemistry 19 157 472
Physical chemistry 17 129 480
Pharmacy 17 134 520
Chemical Engineering 16 120 544
Computational Chemistry 21 154 549
Organic Chemistry 18 139 601
Biochemical Engineering 27 182 874
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 26 234 967

Business

Simon Fraser University ranked 10th for Business in Canada and 138th in the World with 3,672 publications made and 180,537 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Marketing, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#10 of 66 In Canada
#79 of 900 In North America
#138 of 4,001 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 23 275
1992 12 97
1993 10 8
1994 17 50
1995 14 23
1996 27 105
1997 35 57
1998 31 109
1999 60 215
2000 42 207
2001 37 72
2002 73 181
2003 68 232
2004 86 364
2005 106 544
2006 122 419
2007 126 865
2008 167 868
2009 197 974
2010 191 1141
2011 225 968
2012 196 700
2013 223 738
2014 204 800
2015 234 788
2016 225 510
2017 184 560
2018 133 412
2019 165 303
2020 134 214
2021 159 94

Economics

Simon Fraser University ranked 10th for Economics in Canada and 134th in the World with 2,402 publications made and 89,693 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#10 of 63 In Canada
#76 of 717 In North America
#134 of 3,039 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 269
1992 14 92
1993 7 4
1994 14 31
1995 12 19
1996 24 62
1997 35 57
1998 30 54
1999 56 71
2000 44 87
2001 41 120
2002 52 95
2003 54 110
2004 65 182
2005 42 83
2006 82 233
2007 97 479
2008 110 272
2009 133 413
2010 128 539
2011 122 357
2012 108 222
2013 139 421
2014 101 390
2015 123 366
2016 115 236
2017 110 764
2018 75 207
2019 95 133
2020 114 252
2021 122 64

Mathematics

Simon Fraser University ranked 12th for Mathematics in Canada and 161st in the World with 2,344 publications made and 90,890 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Math Teachers, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

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

Simon Fraser University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 20 257
1992 14 101
1993 15 40
1994 29 82
1995 15 65
1996 37 112
1997 40 77
1998 41 113
1999 54 123
2000 30 145
2001 42 78
2002 35 37
2003 35 157
2004 57 113
2005 78 285
2006 79 123
2007 102 261
2008 99 287
2009 100 179
2010 122 308
2011 102 208
2012 118 230
2013 96 337
2014 105 504
2015 100 275
2016 125 302
2017 97 780
2018 82 136
2019 100 136
2020 100 125
2021 131 49
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Math Teachers 5 56 91
Actuarial Science 6 58 92
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 12 81 144
Statistics 15 100 176
Blockchain and Cryptography 11 95 233
Applied Mathematics 14 88 255
Operations Research 17 94 276

Art & Design

Simon Fraser University ranked 5th for Art & Design in Canada and 56th in the World with 2,286 publications made and 52,731 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, UX/UI Desgin, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design.

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
#5 of 65 In Canada
#39 of 750 In North America
#56 of 2,700 In the World

Simon Fraser University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 4
1992 6 11
1993 7 5
1994 12 15
1995 11 1
1996 14 24
1997 11 13
1998 18 101
1999 24 26
2000 14 15
2001 27 51
2002 35 81
2003 40 119
2004 44 131
2005 57 98
2006 69 226
2007 83 208
2008 74 277
2009 104 243
2010 122 234
2011 113 193
2012 117 246
2013 124 331
2014 140 222
2015 122 310
2016 181 223
2017 150 272
2018 118 156
2019 116 229
2020 113 73
2021 121 51
Speciality Canada rank North America rank World rank
Game Design and Development 2 13 18
Graphic Design 2 16 18
Animation 3 17 25
Multimedia 3 22 25
UX/UI Desgin 3 23 32
Aesthetics 5 22 47
Fashion Design 4 34 70
Computer Graphics 5 47 81
Creative Writing 8 52 95
Entertainment Industry Business 7 66 115
Painting and Drawing 5 46 123
Sculpture 5 46 123
Illustration and Concept Art 6 53 133
Singing and Vocal Performance 10 70 133
Performing arts 9 65 135
Music 11 73 146
Cinematography 8 61 156
Art History 13 94 168
Literature 11 79 173
Photography 11 83 193
Architecture 12 84 276
Landscape Architecture 17 121 474
Interior Design 15 155 704