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The University of Adelaide ranked 7th in Australia, 183rd in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 26 research topics. The University of Adelaide ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 68,176 publications and 2,566,322 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 204 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#183 of 14,131 In the World
#8 of 59 In Oceania
#7 of 40 In Australia
#1 of 4 In Adelaide
#29 of 1,019 For Paleontology
#36 of 1,002 For Dentistry
#39 of 1,459 For Agricultural Science
#444 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#167 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 23 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Adelaide ranked 7th for Medicine in Australia and 177th in the World with 20,594 publications made and 846,143 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 39 In Australia
#8 of 50 In Oceania
#177 of 4,739 In the World

University of Adelaide
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 111 133
1992 54 98
1993 69 218
1994 113 175
1995 69 139
1996 196 375
1997 197 589
1998 196 481
1999 209 501
2000 255 747
2001 267 716
2002 261 812
2003 343 1243
2004 399 1711
2005 376 1426
2006 412 2146
2007 484 2232
2008 589 2130
2009 708 2754
2010 824 3599
2011 812 4100
2012 1001 4554
2013 1037 4795
2014 1178 4863
2015 1193 6654
2016 1404 7751
2017 1222 8610
2018 1086 7306
2019 1137 3185
2020 1315 3191
2021 1582 1074
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Dentistry 2 2 36
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 2 2 46
Orthodontics 3 4 69
Forensic Science 5 6 75
Urology 3 3 90
Nursing 17 18 104
Public Health 11 13 110
Family medicine 8 10 112
Pediatrics 6 7 118
Health Science 8 9 120
Gerontology 11 13 123
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 7 9 123
Healthcare Management (MHA) 12 13 125
Psychiatry 7 9 125
Anatomy and Physiology 6 7 139
Epidemiology 8 10 140
Critical Care Nursing 7 8 157
Clinical Psychology 15 17 167
Medical Physics 9 11 181
Respiratory Therapy 9 11 185
Optometry 10 12 185
Anesthesiology 7 9 193
Veterinary 7 8 193
Cosmetology 7 7 197
Physical Therapy 15 18 201
Virology 6 6 205
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 17 206
Surgery 7 8 227
Cardiology 7 8 233
Immunology 8 8 240
Occupational Therapy 17 20 241
Audiology 12 14 258
Pathology 6 6 276
Sports Medicine 19 22 280
Pharmacology 7 9 290
Radiation Therapy 6 7 296
Oncology and Cancer research 6 6 299
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 7 8 300
Sports / Exercise science 21 25 300
Toxicology 9 10 303
Neurosurgery 6 6 313
Pharmacy 9 10 319
Social Work 24 28 328
Ophthalmology 9 10 331
Biomedical Engineering 9 12 334
Plastic Surgery 7 7 367
Sonography and Ultrasound 8 10 415
Dermatology 8 9 416
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 8 9 427

Biology

The University of Adelaide ranked 7th for Biology in Australia and 185th in the World with 16,286 publications made and 816,737 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Oncology and Cancer research, Agricultural Science, Botany.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 39 In Australia
#7 of 51 In Oceania
#185 of 4,496 In the World

University of Adelaide
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 120 222
1992 60 237
1993 103 180
1994 113 232
1995 67 139
1996 213 450
1997 264 697
1998 242 943
1999 237 790
2000 254 762
2001 288 1006
2002 242 1115
2003 314 1417
2004 310 1441
2005 320 1500
2006 368 1554
2007 412 1996
2008 470 2273
2009 578 3018
2010 583 2817
2011 591 3242
2012 710 4427
2013 723 3878
2014 828 4804
2015 810 4801
2016 989 5309
2017 864 5014
2018 748 4535
2019 754 2591
2020 840 2123
2021 963 1068
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Paleontology 2 2 29
Agricultural Science 3 3 39
Horticulture 1 1 45
Botany 4 4 52
Biotechnology 4 5 82
Zoology 7 8 85
Animal Science 7 8 96
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 12 14 108
Entomology 6 6 115
Evolutionary Biology 8 10 140
Microbiology 5 6 145
Forestry 8 8 146
Genetics 5 5 153
Astrobiology 6 6 190
Nutrition and Food Science 6 9 197
Virology 6 6 205
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 15 17 206
Molecular Biology 5 5 211
Nanotechnology 6 6 214
Biochemistry 6 6 225
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 8 9 237
Immunology 8 8 240
Neuroscience 8 10 268
Biophysics 8 9 281
Pharmacology 7 9 290
Oncology and Cancer research 6 6 299
Toxicology 9 10 303

Environmental Science

The University of Adelaide ranked 8th for Environmental Science in Australia and 85th in the World with 9,795 publications made and 399,737 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Cartography, Petrology and Geochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 39 In Australia
#8 of 51 In Oceania
#85 of 4,023 In the World

University of Adelaide
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 81
1992 26 100
1993 48 97
1994 47 80
1995 31 72
1996 76 159
1997 101 291
1998 106 303
1999 91 230
2000 138 399
2001 121 276
2002 118 403
2003 192 751
2004 178 591
2005 216 718
2006 198 703
2007 240 1085
2008 298 1585
2009 304 1265
2010 440 2096
2011 363 2066
2012 445 1749
2013 432 1861
2014 489 1871
2015 545 2509
2016 749 2689
2017 572 2223
2018 563 2640
2019 565 1369
2020 585 1289
2021 660 612

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Adelaide ranked 16th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Australia and 185th in the World with 9,462 publications made and 318,525 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 39 In Australia
#18 of 51 In Oceania
#185 of 5,073 In the World

University of Adelaide
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 39 44
1992 17 94
1993 29 39
1994 27 19
1995 33 88
1996 89 147
1997 82 175
1998 90 131
1999 89 192
2000 102 230
2001 114 270
2002 109 321
2003 157 433
2004 149 438
2005 167 655
2006 167 467
2007 217 779
2008 277 752
2009 315 741
2010 415 1060
2011 353 1173
2012 441 1151
2013 468 1358
2014 519 2157
2015 546 3557
2016 642 4558
2017 597 4421
2018 683 5053
2019 573 1315
2020 680 1210
2021 743 553

Chemistry

The University of Adelaide ranked 7th for Chemistry in Australia and 289th in the World with 8,758 publications made and 381,394 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 38 In Australia
#7 of 50 In Oceania
#289 of 4,317 In the World

University of Adelaide
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 59 60
1992 45 86
1993 41 88
1994 49 84
1995 38 81
1996 88 157
1997 121 277
1998 93 393
1999 99 305
2000 111 341
2001 123 398
2002 109 565
2003 122 390
2004 124 399
2005 125 428
2006 158 545
2007 168 584
2008 195 736
2009 220 969
2010 215 778
2011 273 1023
2012 303 1492
2013 338 1892
2014 421 2697
2015 447 3066
2016 595 3245
2017 497 3231
2018 487 3100
2019 609 3341
2020 607 2106
2021 727 927

Engineering

The University of Adelaide ranked 10th for Engineering in Australia and 294th in the World with 8,757 publications made and 298,043 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#10 of 38 In Australia
#11 of 49 In Oceania
#294 of 4,624 In the World

University of Adelaide
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 43 34
1992 25 20
1993 25 44
1994 42 37
1995 39 45
1996 62 66
1997 65 68
1998 67 141
1999 80 196
2000 113 182
2001 103 168
2002 111 280
2003 96 129
2004 142 348
2005 154 322
2006 179 314
2007 201 332
2008 219 457
2009 251 684
2010 266 1176
2011 300 931
2012 381 1273
2013 440 2014
2014 550 3232
2015 556 3670
2016 633 3586
2017 547 3407
2018 538 3563
2019 623 3272
2020 643 2370
2021 746 1066
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Petroleum Engineering 4 4 43
Biotechnology 4 5 82
Geotechnical Engineering 6 6 83
Landscape Architecture 9 10 88
Structural Engineering 3 4 121
Mining Engineering 11 12 127
Aerospace Engineering 8 8 146
Acoustical Engineering 6 6 151
Renewable Energy Engineering 5 5 162
Remote Sensing 8 8 209
Nanotechnology 6 6 214
Biochemical Engineering 6 7 215
Systems Engineering 11 12 224
Architectural Engineering 13 15 226
Optical Engineering 7 8 241
Automation and Control engineering 8 9 250
Operations Research 11 12 255
Marine Engineering 8 10 259
Architecture 13 14 263
Electronic Engineering 8 9 272
Agricultural Engineering 17 20 276
Applied/Engineering Physics 11 11 298
Environmental Engineering 15 18 307
Automotive Engineering 11 12 307
Electrical Engineering 9 10 310
Biomedical Engineering 9 12 334
Materials Science 9 9 337
Mechanical Engineering 10 11 359
Computer Networking 12 12 365
Robotics 10 12 368
Chemical Engineering 13 13 381
Telecommunications 16 19 387
Human-Computer Interaction 16 21 398
Civil Engineering 18 20 407
Transportation Engineering 14 17 411
Computer Engineering 10 13 464
Construction Management 22 28 472
Nuclear Engineering 13 14 473
Aviation 22 28 506
Engineering Management 25 30 557
Reliability and Quality Engineering 18 21 564
Product and Industrial Design 18 22 568
Metallurgical Engineering 15 17 576
Technical Drawing 14 16 607
Industrial Engineering 17 20 609
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 13 18 625
Firefighting and Fire Science 31 36 739

Physics

The University of Adelaide ranked 7th for Physics in Australia and 287th in the World with 7,861 publications made and 357,006 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 36 In Australia
#7 of 44 In Oceania
#287 of 4,082 In the World

University of Adelaide
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 36 45
1992 29 67
1993 42 36
1994 47 197
1995 47 60
1996 97 153
1997 104 121
1998 133 229
1999 134 254
2000 156 290
2001 126 195
2002 150 309
2003 141 244
2004 139 380
2005 122 207
2006 125 222
2007 145 464
2008 163 558
2009 207 806
2010 180 720
2011 243 631
2012 322 1372
2013 334 2329
2014 430 3176
2015 428 3248
2016 532 6501
2017 490 6596
2018 449 3552
2019 550 3614
2020 520 2857
2021 586 999
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Nuclear Physics 2 2 127
Acoustical Engineering 6 6 151
Quantum and Particle physics 5 5 169
Medical Physics 9 11 181
Astrobiology 6 6 190
Astrophysics and Astronomy 8 8 193
Theoretical Physics 5 5 210
Nanotechnology 6 6 214
Optical Engineering 7 8 241
Biophysics 8 9 281
Applied/Engineering Physics 11 11 298
Materials Science 9 9 337
Atomic and Molecular physics 13 15 541
Condensed Matter Physics 19 24 1312

Computer Science

The University of Adelaide ranked 12th for Computer Science in Australia and 286th in the World with 5,319 publications made and 199,237 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Machine Learning.

Rank Ranking
#12 of 39 In Australia
#13 of 50 In Oceania
#286 of 4,392 In the World

University of Adelaide
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 12
1992 10 3
1993 14 6
1994 30 23
1995 27 21
1996 52 53
1997 48 195
1998 43 35
1999 61 77
2000 54 88
2001 63 101
2002 54 152
2003 84 177
2004 79 201
2005 119 454
2006 110 398
2007 127 275
2008 136 311
2009 179 424
2010 189 750
2011 185 741
2012 233 1842
2013 252 1026
2014 271 1040
2015 312 1766
2016 331 2731
2017 351 2385
2018 302 2840
2019 391 2761
2020 492 1581
2021 502 802

Psychology

The University of Adelaide ranked 17th for Psychology in Australia and 226th in the World with 4,356 publications made and 180,574 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology, Neuroscience.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 39 In Australia
#19 of 49 In Oceania
#226 of 3,654 In the World

University of Adelaide
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 42
1992 12 49
1993 14 31
1994 22 31
1995 18 13
1996 54 87
1997 48 84
1998 57 118
1999 47 61
2000 67 249
2001 57 151
2002 59 176
2003 85 309
2004 77 348
2005 75 420
2006 81 358
2007 122 693
2008 113 503
2009 143 457
2010 199 977
2011 165 557
2012 219 1904
2013 227 1030
2014 232 1021
2015 282 968
2016 315 1455
2017 274 1336
2018 211 911
2019 179 394
2020 209 467
2021 295 206
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Psychiatry 7 9 125
Special Education 17 18 165
Clinical Psychology 15 17 167
Child Psychology 16 18 221
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 21 23 225
Occupational Therapy 17 20 241
Sexology 19 23 267
Neuroscience 8 10 268
Social Psychology 20 24 280
Cognitive Science 13 17 284
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 23 28 306
Education Majors 31 37 310
Social Work 24 28 328

Business

The University of Adelaide ranked 18th for Business in Australia and 205th in the World with 3,436 publications made and 96,430 citations received. Main research topics: International Business, Marketing, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Policy / Administration, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#18 of 39 In Australia
#21 of 49 In Oceania
#205 of 4,001 In the World

University of Adelaide
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 5
1992 2 1
1993 4 3
1994 8 2
1995 7 8
1996 23 38
1997 42 104
1998 44 49
1999 42 77
2000 44 120
2001 49 123
2002 55 134
2003 81 193
2004 67 136
2005 99 373
2006 83 211
2007 99 426
2008 91 231
2009 152 429
2010 190 494
2011 167 537
2012 185 532
2013 151 579
2014 205 645
2015 240 543
2016 274 454
2017 199 678
2018 178 300
2019 153 338
2020 183 377
2021 174 123

Economics

The University of Adelaide ranked 13th for Economics in Australia and 205th in the World with 2,254 publications made and 46,364 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, International Trade.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 39 In Australia
#14 of 50 In Oceania
#205 of 3,039 In the World

University of Adelaide
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 4
1992 4 5
1993 4 3
1994 6 16
1995 7 1
1996 14 27
1997 32 33
1998 30 20
1999 33 84
2000 46 106
2001 37 104
2002 48 87
2003 63 114
2004 55 67
2005 58 104
2006 54 72
2007 65 149
2008 74 159
2009 99 116
2010 159 263
2011 87 218
2012 92 204
2013 89 160
2014 125 270
2015 139 215
2016 172 249
2017 137 292
2018 97 250
2019 87 106
2020 106 261
2021 107 56

Mathematics

The University of Adelaide ranked 17th for Mathematics in Australia and 300th in the World with 1,817 publications made and 43,291 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 39 In Australia
#18 of 48 In Oceania
#300 of 3,376 In the World

University of Adelaide
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 4
1992 6 2
1993 7 3
1994 9 21
1995 10 3
1996 13 8
1997 24 39
1998 24 20
1999 31 57
2000 32 74
2001 36 73
2002 31 90
2003 41 79
2004 43 83
2005 48 125
2006 51 84
2007 64 114
2008 48 69
2009 68 131
2010 105 201
2011 79 154
2012 104 204
2013 85 141
2014 95 218
2015 111 271
2016 97 237
2017 92 204
2018 67 209
2019 88 150
2020 80 344
2021 74 39
Speciality Australia rank Oceania rank World rank
Math Teachers 21 25 250
Operations Research 11 12 255
Statistics 12 15 256
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 13 15 289
Blockchain and Cryptography 14 15 331
Applied Mathematics 11 12 331
Actuarial Science 17 21 336

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Adelaide

Speciality Australia Oceania World Rank
Creative Writing 21 26 229
Interior Design 14 17 247
Photography 15 17 255
Singing and Vocal Performance 16 19 282
Literature 18 22 337
Art & Design 22 28 343
Performing arts 26 31 399
Cinematography 25 31 416
Painting and Drawing 19 21 469
Sculpture 19 21 469
Fashion Design 28 35 480
Illustration and Concept Art 23 26 529
Music 26 32 611
Graphic Design 31 38 720