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The University of Aberdeen ranked 28th in the United Kingdom, 276th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 23 research topics. The University of Aberdeen ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 44,656 publications and 2,114,985 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 362 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#276 of 14,131 In the World
#104 of 2,785 In Europe
#28 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#4 of 18 In Scotland
#1 of 2 In Aberdeen
#24 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
#51 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#63 of 1,049 For Nursing
#274 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#374 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 20 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Aberdeen ranked 20th for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 212th in the World with 13,043 publications made and 802,541 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Immunology, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Healthcare Management (MHA).

Rank Ranking
#20 of 133 In the United Kingdom
#68 of 1,018 In Europe
#212 of 4,739 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 129 123
1992 59 105
1993 77 278
1994 98 227
1995 83 201
1996 190 310
1997 193 563
1998 209 843
1999 227 808
2000 268 1267
2001 270 1184
2002 273 1304
2003 334 1972
2004 350 2175
2005 444 1918
2006 350 1973
2007 468 2427
2008 474 3319
2009 438 2506
2010 597 3233
2011 488 2328
2012 594 4671
2013 571 3646
2014 628 4130
2015 593 3066
2016 591 5289
2017 502 4816
2018 470 2090
2019 443 1348
2020 529 2099
2021 676 707
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Nursing 15 17 63
Family medicine 12 14 64
Optometry 11 20 75
Healthcare Management (MHA) 14 18 77
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 13 44 108
Health Science 20 32 109
Epidemiology 15 36 119
Physical Therapy 16 38 124
Medical Physics 16 42 124
Critical Care Nursing 18 37 128
Public Health 21 34 133
Pediatrics 18 43 133
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 22 36 136
Pharmacology 12 38 139
Forensic Science 19 52 144
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 22 40 154
Gerontology 20 35 161
Toxicology 19 57 181
Veterinary 13 53 184
Immunology 18 76 202
Occupational Therapy 26 66 208
Anatomy and Physiology 18 72 217
Sports / Exercise science 23 83 246
Surgery 22 85 248
Sports Medicine 27 92 250
Social Work 58 85 274
Audiology 28 115 277
Respiratory Therapy 24 105 285
Pathology 20 100 287
Psychiatry 32 104 293
Oncology and Cancer research 23 102 302
Ophthalmology 20 100 302
Urology 18 105 314
Radiation Therapy 20 112 325
Pharmacy 28 132 328
Sonography and Ultrasound 24 125 348
Clinical Psychology 38 104 353
Dermatology 24 138 389
Dentistry 22 129 391
Anesthesiology 26 133 397
Biomedical Engineering 26 139 412
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 23 142 426
Virology 28 149 446
Orthodontics 29 144 450
Cardiology 25 167 454
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 20 153 465
Plastic Surgery 30 172 544
Cosmetology 38 192 562
Neurosurgery 27 214 654

Biology

The University of Aberdeen ranked 19th for Biology in the United Kingdom and 232nd in the World with 11,145 publications made and 743,320 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Immunology, Genetics, Oncology and Cancer research, Microbiology.

Rank Ranking
#19 of 122 In the United Kingdom
#77 of 942 In Europe
#232 of 4,496 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 137 148
1992 72 140
1993 83 131
1994 118 240
1995 84 276
1996 206 433
1997 192 563
1998 232 774
1999 270 992
2000 279 1101
2001 260 1236
2002 261 1257
2003 260 1601
2004 260 1321
2005 263 1283
2006 279 1507
2007 330 1816
2008 404 3416
2009 428 3407
2010 473 3149
2011 414 2894
2012 449 4048
2013 425 2547
2014 449 3552
2015 449 2189
2016 486 3733
2017 434 3167
2018 321 2316
2019 353 1494
2020 410 1133
2021 414 360
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 2 3 24
Animal Science 5 16 69
Zoology 13 25 82
Forestry 7 21 91
Paleontology 17 43 98
Microbiology 8 28 100
Agricultural Science 8 22 103
Botany 11 39 130
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 22 36 136
Pharmacology 12 38 139
Astrobiology 23 64 160
Evolutionary Biology 21 59 172
Biotechnology 18 64 180
Toxicology 19 57 181
Immunology 18 76 202
Entomology 26 84 210
Genetics 24 90 236
Biochemistry 23 90 238
Neuroscience 20 104 255
Molecular Biology 20 83 262
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 25 101 270
Horticulture 11 75 277
Nutrition and Food Science 15 104 288
Oncology and Cancer research 23 102 302
Biophysics 30 132 354
Virology 28 149 446
Nanotechnology 61 382 1232

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Aberdeen ranked 28th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 143rd in the World with 8,573 publications made and 334,475 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy.

Rank Ranking
#28 of 142 In the United Kingdom
#45 of 1,147 In Europe
#143 of 5,073 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 64
1992 32 58
1993 37 95
1994 44 69
1995 36 57
1996 97 112
1997 90 191
1998 112 289
1999 128 426
2000 188 503
2001 150 492
2002 137 582
2003 168 747
2004 211 1044
2005 198 584
2006 223 840
2007 334 1128
2008 337 1125
2009 337 1457
2010 424 1451
2011 385 1085
2012 435 1053
2013 412 1210
2014 409 1337
2015 395 1190
2016 411 1462
2017 363 1264
2018 417 882
2019 373 1000
2020 418 734
2021 469 363

Environmental Science

The University of Aberdeen ranked 13th for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 108th in the World with 7,392 publications made and 393,886 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Agricultural Science.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 121 In the United Kingdom
#31 of 931 In Europe
#108 of 4,023 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 66 89
1992 33 62
1993 45 61
1994 65 116
1995 46 65
1996 76 171
1997 112 239
1998 102 305
1999 129 435
2000 151 440
2001 157 585
2002 148 608
2003 157 808
2004 138 771
2005 171 893
2006 196 883
2007 249 1292
2008 284 1546
2009 325 1918
2010 379 1924
2011 302 1287
2012 305 1468
2013 341 2725
2014 364 1801
2015 344 1363
2016 397 2724
2017 391 1976
2018 287 1662
2019 303 1318
2020 294 805
2021 363 248

Chemistry

The University of Aberdeen ranked 32nd for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 449th in the World with 4,978 publications made and 224,420 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry, Environmental Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#32 of 108 In the United Kingdom
#157 of 977 In Europe
#449 of 4,317 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 58 53
1992 35 37
1993 46 68
1994 82 134
1995 34 61
1996 101 200
1997 82 175
1998 110 352
1999 99 311
2000 119 391
2001 111 433
2002 129 298
2003 128 456
2004 103 303
2005 127 507
2006 118 289
2007 159 544
2008 116 573
2009 130 829
2010 202 787
2011 140 738
2012 163 737
2013 144 466
2014 141 805
2015 134 499
2016 188 726
2017 174 703
2018 159 737
2019 148 419
2020 166 347
2021 155 173
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Environmental Chemistry 7 33 103
Petrology and Geochemistry 16 50 149
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 20 64 155
Biochemistry 23 90 238
Nutrition and Food Science 15 104 288
Biochemical Engineering 32 151 310
Pharmacy 28 132 328
Inorganic Chemistry 24 134 433
Computational Chemistry 31 211 469
Physical chemistry 32 215 509
Radiochemistry 17 111 521
Organic Chemistry 39 235 644
Materials Science 38 220 674
Chemical Engineering 36 220 724
Nanotechnology 61 382 1232

Engineering

The University of Aberdeen ranked 41st for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 569th in the World with 3,755 publications made and 131,517 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Structural Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#41 of 123 In the United Kingdom
#190 of 1,123 In Europe
#569 of 4,624 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 34 19
1992 18 22
1993 26 19
1994 51 52
1995 31 21
1996 80 102
1997 71 105
1998 73 237
1999 65 125
2000 75 265
2001 68 207
2002 53 119
2003 76 165
2004 67 336
2005 70 224
2006 82 235
2007 106 369
2008 111 421
2009 103 378
2010 149 543
2011 118 379
2012 138 494
2013 143 429
2014 167 462
2015 171 426
2016 182 847
2017 207 742
2018 141 698
2019 143 470
2020 145 304
2021 184 102
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Aviation 14 28 90
Petroleum Engineering 6 16 107
Agricultural Engineering 7 35 129
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 20 64 155
Mining Engineering 15 55 173
Biotechnology 18 64 180
Geotechnical Engineering 18 55 230
Transportation Engineering 17 77 241
Operations Research 31 88 262
Environmental Engineering 20 82 274
Biochemical Engineering 32 151 310
Marine Engineering 31 107 327
Electrical Engineering 28 103 357
Landscape Architecture 34 148 362
Engineering Management 47 144 405
Biomedical Engineering 26 139 412
Architecture 46 191 422
Human-Computer Interaction 55 198 429
Structural Engineering 31 131 440
Renewable Energy Engineering 34 152 462
Telecommunications 42 158 468
Industrial Engineering 37 180 472
Remote Sensing 38 186 477
Automation and Control engineering 36 150 523
Applied/Engineering Physics 46 204 524
Metallurgical Engineering 30 172 575
Firefighting and Fire Science 41 181 602
Electronic Engineering 43 188 612
Construction Management 74 236 617
Acoustical Engineering 47 199 617
Reliability and Quality Engineering 48 212 644
Aerospace Engineering 54 226 651
Materials Science 38 220 674
Architectural Engineering 72 285 699
Optical Engineering 50 278 709
Chemical Engineering 36 220 724
Product and Industrial Design 70 274 725
Computer Networking 46 224 733
Mechanical Engineering 53 246 751
Civil Engineering 61 281 802
Technical Drawing 60 250 804
Systems Engineering 66 349 879
Nanotechnology 61 382 1232

Computer Science

The University of Aberdeen ranked 29th for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 324th in the World with 3,726 publications made and 204,629 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Management Information Systems.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 129 In the United Kingdom
#115 of 1,051 In Europe
#324 of 4,392 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 97
1992 21 29
1993 20 24
1994 26 48
1995 21 20
1996 56 131
1997 55 96
1998 33 60
1999 57 182
2000 63 275
2001 59 301
2002 59 159
2003 77 302
2004 93 382
2005 80 314
2006 103 566
2007 138 656
2008 150 623
2009 143 498
2010 186 620
2011 163 611
2012 185 1239
2013 166 744
2014 191 878
2015 222 721
2016 203 1983
2017 159 627
2018 143 491
2019 153 586
2020 203 422
2021 201 191
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Cognitive Science 22 43 135
Library and Information science 23 39 154
Computational Linguistics 20 84 239
Neuroscience 20 104 255
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 25 101 270
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 23 85 283
Data Science 40 122 323
Web Design and Development 25 126 332
Management Information Systems 48 152 371
Human-Computer Interaction 55 198 429
Software Engineering 43 215 452
Computer Graphics 41 164 455
Telecommunications 42 158 468
UX/UI Desgin 54 228 487
Database Administration 42 198 534
Computer Vision 44 187 550
Cyber Security 49 190 579
Multimedia 73 265 663
Machine Learning 62 262 706
Information Technology 77 239 709
Computer Networking 46 224 733
Blockchain and Cryptography 64 342 1042

Psychology

The University of Aberdeen ranked 26th for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 239th in the World with 3,305 publications made and 230,278 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry.

Rank Ranking
#26 of 135 In the United Kingdom
#70 of 833 In Europe
#239 of 3,654 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 21 121
1992 5 6
1993 17 51
1994 18 105
1995 12 27
1996 42 120
1997 40 122
1998 50 208
1999 50 264
2000 52 196
2001 58 382
2002 70 399
2003 79 509
2004 94 794
2005 91 559
2006 100 925
2007 144 1019
2008 149 995
2009 161 984
2010 190 979
2011 174 1185
2012 170 1392
2013 174 688
2014 188 630
2015 152 608
2016 156 1068
2017 137 684
2018 101 410
2019 84 119
2020 124 167
2021 132 78
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Cognitive Science 22 43 135
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 18 35 158
Occupational Therapy 26 66 208
Special Education 33 55 208
Child Psychology 24 51 213
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 41 78 240
Social Psychology 29 58 245
Neuroscience 20 104 255
Social Work 58 85 274
Psychiatry 32 104 293
Sexology 45 74 302
Clinical Psychology 38 104 353
Education Majors 57 100 369

Business

The University of Aberdeen ranked 39th for Business in the United Kingdom and 247th in the World with 2,352 publications made and 108,945 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#39 of 130 In the United Kingdom
#83 of 1,011 In Europe
#247 of 4,001 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 13
1992 9 8
1993 22 14
1994 12 23
1995 16 21
1996 23 32
1997 48 128
1998 38 278
1999 43 186
2000 59 173
2001 58 196
2002 51 287
2003 68 210
2004 71 640
2005 55 205
2006 73 490
2007 88 297
2008 78 182
2009 105 387
2010 109 555
2011 135 216
2012 111 371
2013 106 296
2014 104 191
2015 112 516
2016 113 1022
2017 98 268
2018 71 228
2019 86 109
2020 106 239
2021 114 121
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Real Estate 3 5 32
Actuarial Science 14 26 90
Occupational Safety and Health 20 38 168
Hospitality and Hotel Management 27 69 181
Public Policy / Administration 40 66 188
Risk Management 30 67 189
Accounting 29 52 211
Operations Research 31 88 262
Entrepreneurship 41 120 262
Management 40 82 276
Project Management 41 111 285
Finance 33 81 289
Investment Banking and Stock trading 37 108 309
Entertainment Industry Business 57 112 311
Human Resource Management 53 117 345
Management Information Systems 48 152 371
Engineering Management 47 144 405
International Trade 58 167 431
Marketing 67 168 472
International Business 59 206 513
Tax Law 42 209 561
Construction Management 74 236 617
Advertising 81 233 724
Supply Chain Management 75 299 908

Economics

The University of Aberdeen ranked 32nd for Economics in the United Kingdom and 179th in the World with 1,862 publications made and 79,248 citations received. Main research topics: Political Economy, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#32 of 118 In the United Kingdom
#63 of 790 In Europe
#179 of 3,039 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 4
1992 5 5
1993 13 4
1994 12 2
1995 10 17
1996 18 22
1997 34 74
1998 31 40
1999 33 108
2000 57 188
2001 53 143
2002 34 96
2003 44 124
2004 44 359
2005 46 172
2006 55 208
2007 87 239
2008 69 148
2009 80 290
2010 74 665
2011 88 171
2012 116 352
2013 80 449
2014 74 107
2015 82 305
2016 90 1091
2017 80 234
2018 67 143
2019 57 222
2020 65 120
2021 106 93
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Actuarial Science 14 26 90
International Relations and Diplomacy 28 39 108
Agricultural Economics 11 27 114
Political Economy 31 45 117
Development Studies 31 47 166
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 29 79 213
Finance 33 81 289
Investment Banking and Stock trading 37 108 309
Environmental Economics 39 169 405
International Trade 58 167 431
International Economics 55 227 555

Mathematics

The University of Aberdeen ranked 29th for Mathematics in the United Kingdom and 273rd in the World with 1,092 publications made and 91,863 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Operations Research, Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 115 In the United Kingdom
#85 of 816 In Europe
#273 of 3,376 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 3
1992 4 5
1993 7 9
1994 10 3
1995 3 1
1996 18 16
1997 30 67
1998 24 201
1999 24 103
2000 37 124
2001 25 95
2002 21 141
2003 27 166
2004 38 509
2005 31 1166
2006 25 95
2007 53 133
2008 39 105
2009 40 162
2010 43 613
2011 43 205
2012 57 246
2013 48 231
2014 43 307
2015 51 109
2016 44 910
2017 47 87
2018 23 38
2019 27 31
2020 27 15
2021 45 17
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Actuarial Science 14 26 90
Statistics 15 29 118
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 29 79 213
Operations Research 31 88 262
Math Teachers 52 149 577
Applied Mathematics 45 320 814
Blockchain and Cryptography 64 342 1042

Art & Design

The University of Aberdeen ranked 42nd for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 268th in the World with 984 publications made and 16,186 citations received. Main research topics: Art History, Literature, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Multimedia.

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
#42 of 134 In the United Kingdom
#95 of 723 In Europe
#268 of 2,700 In the World

University of Aberdeen
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 4
1992 8 3
1993 6 11
1994 3 0
1995 4 3
1996 12 3
1997 18 5
1998 12 1
1999 14 6
2000 28 28
2001 15 14
2002 9 46
2003 21 34
2004 26 63
2005 20 16
2006 35 122
2007 44 152
2008 32 55
2009 44 45
2010 46 88
2011 37 32
2012 49 41
2013 58 62
2014 45 38
2015 58 95
2016 61 69
2017 48 34
2018 34 30
2019 34 31
2020 34 16
2021 39 10
Speciality United Kingdom rank Europe rank World rank
Painting and Drawing 14 38 88
Sculpture 14 38 88
Aesthetics 32 36 90
Art History 30 36 98
Illustration and Concept Art 18 45 108
Literature 34 53 152
Fashion Design 48 63 169
Creative Writing 39 57 188
Performing arts 53 82 208
Photography 45 78 211
Music 41 92 259
Entertainment Industry Business 57 112 311
Landscape Architecture 34 148 362
Architecture 46 191 422
Computer Graphics 41 164 455
UX/UI Desgin 54 228 487
Singing and Vocal Performance 64 201 574
Cinematography 89 225 577
Graphic Design 63 249 632
Multimedia 73 265 663

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Aberdeen

Speciality United Kingdom Europe World Rank
Physics 44 243 672
Theoretical Physics 43 271 681
Condensed Matter Physics 42 274 724
Atomic and Molecular physics 45 307 768
Quantum and Particle physics 52 358 1027