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The University of Alberta ranked 4th in Canada, 70th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 185 research topics. The University of Alberta ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 183,446 academic publications and 4,888,315 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 207 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#70 of 14,131 In the World
#52 of 2,597 In North America
#4 of 101 In Canada
#1 of 12 In Alberta
#1 of 5 In Edmonton
#8 of 1,126 For Petroleum Engineering
#14 of 1,015 For Sports / Exercise science
#18 of 1,851 For Multimedia
#343 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#110 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 182 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Biology in Canada and 49th in the World with 109,733 publications made and 3,469,767 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Immunology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#4 of 85 In Canada
#36 of 1,613 In North America
#49 of 6,663 In the World

University of Alberta
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 1000 8765
1991 1055 9740
1992 1073 11164
1993 1086 11521
1994 1166 13293
1995 1214 14703
1996 1300 16437
1997 1326 18594
1998 1284 21653
1999 1454 24641
2000 1511 29003
2001 1560 31839
2002 1706 35466
2003 1912 40505
2004 2133 44147
2005 2245 50945
2006 2485 58489
2007 2651 65734
2008 2928 74199
2009 3083 83330
2010 3259 93042
2011 3519 105922
2012 3881 121364
2013 4178 135863
2014 4466 148264
2015 4499 159730
2016 4841 169994
2017 4962 187633
2018 5176 192228
2019 5522 222562
2020 5987 270156
2021 7145 352761
2022 5864 338770

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Forestry 2 15 20
Biotechnology 2 19 26
Animal Science 4 22 29
Paleontology 3 24 30
Pharmacology 4 29 34
Agricultural Science 3 25 36
Nutrition and Food Science 3 19 37
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 34 45
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 31 45
Microbiology 4 34 46
Zoology 5 28 50
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 6 30 51
Biochemistry 4 41 53
Botany 4 32 55
Biophysics 4 46 56
Molecular Biology 4 45 61
Genetics 4 48 63
Horticulture 4 30 64
Immunology 5 47 70
Virology 4 44 71
Evolutionary Biology 5 54 79
Neuroscience 7 57 82
Entomology 6 46 92
Nanotechnology 2 32 96
Toxicology 6 52 108
Astrobiology 5 57 108
Oncology and Cancer research 4 58 111

Chemistry rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Chemistry in Canada and 54th in the World with 88,446 publications made and 2,783,794 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#4 of 79 In Canada
#37 of 1,436 In North America
#54 of 6,327 In the World

University of Alberta
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 889 7945
1991 950 9077
1992 986 10096
1993 980 10457
1994 1033 12256
1995 1078 13005
1996 1184 14622
1997 1143 16729
1998 1124 19049
1999 1277 21306
2000 1366 24671
2001 1362 27167
2002 1475 30114
2003 1639 33408
2004 1765 36679
2005 1845 42290
2006 2010 47507
2007 2172 52510
2008 2377 59156
2009 2428 64747
2010 2614 73032
2011 2765 81717
2012 3046 93022
2013 3185 104551
2014 3411 113681
2015 3493 122574
2016 3665 130993
2017 3743 144920
2018 3967 148824
2019 4200 173512
2020 4508 206729
2021 5173 271233
2022 4290 261644

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 1 10 20
Environmental Chemistry 2 18 31
Nutrition and Food Science 3 19 37
Biochemical Engineering 2 24 50
Organic Chemistry 3 30 51
Biochemistry 4 41 53
Pharmacy 2 19 58
Physical chemistry 3 24 60
Materials Science 4 35 78
Chemical Engineering 2 26 82
Computational Chemistry 4 46 90
Radiochemistry 4 18 95
Nanotechnology 2 32 96
Inorganic Chemistry 6 44 127
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 9 56 143

Medicine rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 5th for Medicine in Canada and 60th in the World with 85,223 publications made and 2,570,924 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Immunology, Public Health.

Medicine ranking Location
#5 of 83 In Canada
#43 of 1,578 In North America
#60 of 6,552 In the World

University of Alberta
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 688 5206
1991 688 5787
1992 756 6920
1993 703 6949
1994 826 8135
1995 854 9286
1996 916 10368
1997 923 12004
1998 916 13959
1999 976 16144
2000 1034 18750
2001 1117 21351
2002 1163 23381
2003 1353 27283
2004 1483 30758
2005 1598 35814
2006 1780 41285
2007 1843 46795
2008 2204 53461
2009 2328 60328
2010 2516 68455
2011 2770 78302
2012 3120 91542
2013 3353 102134
2014 3604 111815
2015 3709 122951
2016 4061 129647
2017 4219 145164
2018 4367 146253
2019 4745 170076
2020 5144 208465
2021 6347 278016
2022 5165 272686

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Sports / Exercise science 3 11 14
Physical Therapy 5 16 20
Sports Medicine 6 16 21
Occupational Therapy 6 18 24
Nursing 4 19 28
Health Science 5 21 29
Pharmacology 4 29 34
Critical Care Nursing 4 32 36
Healthcare Management (MHA) 5 26 37
Respiratory Therapy 6 32 44
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 31 45
Cardiology 4 34 45
Pediatrics 6 31 48
Anesthesiology 6 40 49
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 6 41 50
Anatomy and Physiology 4 39 52
Public Health 5 36 52
Psychiatry 5 40 52
Gerontology 5 43 53
Family medicine 6 43 56
Pharmacy 2 19 58
Pathology 5 42 60
Surgery 5 44 61
Urology 4 42 62
Orthodontics 3 31 67
Immunology 5 47 70
Virology 4 44 71
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 4 39 73
Epidemiology 7 37 75
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 5 48 76
Radiation Therapy 4 52 79
Dentistry 4 39 86
Veterinary 4 37 89
Clinical Psychology 10 70 95
Biomedical Engineering 5 52 99
Sonography and Ultrasound 7 57 107
Toxicology 6 52 108
Dermatology 4 60 109
Medical Physics 8 71 110
Oncology and Cancer research 4 58 111
Forensic Science 6 45 119
Ophthalmology 8 66 128
Optometry 8 64 134
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 9 53 150
Audiology 11 81 153
Plastic Surgery 9 85 162
Cosmetology 10 80 202
Neurosurgery 8 68 222
Social Work 15 133 255

Engineering rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Engineering in Canada and 63rd in the World with 79,031 publications made and 2,033,158 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#4 of 84 In Canada
#37 of 1,531 In North America
#63 of 6,555 In the World

University of Alberta
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 679 4862
1991 737 5538
1992 716 6071
1993 780 6295
1994 774 7131
1995 795 7857
1996 889 8674
1997 900 9569
1998 883 10816
1999 974 11512
2000 1075 13487
2001 1120 15459
2002 1278 17469
2003 1431 20222
2004 1596 23054
2005 1763 28050
2006 1899 32611
2007 1956 37166
2008 2186 43271
2009 2292 48435
2010 2423 53976
2011 2556 61891
2012 2751 71204
2013 2897 80783
2014 3107 89451
2015 3303 96897
2016 3483 103284
2017 3522 113727
2018 3751 118878
2019 3862 138612
2020 4307 165091
2021 5023 214451
2022 4029 201179

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Petroleum Engineering 2 5 8
Construction Management 1 12 19
Environmental Engineering 2 6 19
Mining Engineering 3 6 23
Biotechnology 2 19 26
Geotechnical Engineering 3 16 30
Industrial Engineering 2 17 33
Reliability and Quality Engineering 4 26 44
Systems Engineering 5 29 47
Operations Research 3 25 47
Biochemical Engineering 2 24 50
Civil Engineering 4 32 60
Electronic Engineering 3 31 63
Mechanical Engineering 4 33 65
Automation and Control engineering 3 21 66
Renewable Energy Engineering 3 19 67
Firefighting and Fire Science 4 25 68
Telecommunications 4 34 71
Acoustical Engineering 5 44 73
Computer Networking 4 41 76
Metallurgical Engineering 4 33 76
Materials Science 4 35 78
Structural Engineering 5 34 78
Chemical Engineering 2 26 82
Electrical Engineering 4 36 82
Automotive Engineering 3 23 86
Human-Computer Interaction 7 44 89
Optical Engineering 4 46 93
Aerospace Engineering 7 49 93
Agricultural Engineering 5 35 93
Computer Engineering 5 46 96
Nanotechnology 2 32 96
Robotics 6 33 97
Biomedical Engineering 5 52 99
Technical Drawing 7 38 107
Remote Sensing 6 53 108
Engineering Management 7 53 112
Transportation Engineering 8 52 118
Architectural Engineering 9 43 129
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 9 56 143
Nuclear Engineering 10 48 162
Applied/Engineering Physics 6 62 163
Architecture 9 61 165
Marine Engineering 10 61 202
Product and Industrial Design 11 93 266
Aviation 12 110 291
Landscape Architecture 11 97 412

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 50th in the World with 74,748 publications made and 1,801,448 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Philosophy, Law, Sociology, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#4 of 91 In Canada
#40 of 1,780 In North America
#50 of 6,939 In the World

University of Alberta
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 560 2971
1991 606 3363
1992 598 3965
1993 649 4011
1994 657 4519
1995 681 5056
1996 670 5769
1997 732 5983
1998 721 6447
1999 835 7753
2000 834 9288
2001 983 11070
2002 1086 12970
2003 1160 15629
2004 1306 17989
2005 1547 22020
2006 1642 26287
2007 1808 31013
2008 1983 36167
2009 2216 42291
2010 2253 48180
2011 2531 55575
2012 2657 64793
2013 2994 74041
2014 3054 83003
2015 3089 88097
2016 3514 90746
2017 3508 98820
2018 3674 103118
2019 3991 120576
2020 4315 147135
2021 5201 193987
2022 4280 183278

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Physics rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Physics in Canada and 65th in the World with 74,304 publications made and 1,925,368 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nanotechnology.

Physics ranking Location
#4 of 82 In Canada
#39 of 1,508 In North America
#65 of 6,484 In the World

University of Alberta
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 670 5359
1991 731 6069
1992 762 6710
1993 774 6640
1994 783 7741
1995 788 8332
1996 878 9281
1997 895 9965
1998 902 11318
1999 924 12125
2000 1019 13754
2001 1050 15919
2002 1240 17752
2003 1307 19774
2004 1435 22310
2005 1611 26854
2006 1708 31015
2007 1815 35383
2008 1995 40588
2009 2098 45548
2010 2202 50143
2011 2404 57380
2012 2571 65752
2013 2766 75990
2014 2856 83570
2015 3036 90512
2016 3139 95887
2017 3169 104702
2018 3399 109180
2019 3545 126311
2020 3882 150313
2021 4607 192818
2022 3525 179001

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Biophysics 4 46 56
Quantum and Particle physics 5 43 72
Acoustical Engineering 5 44 73
Materials Science 4 35 78
Theoretical Physics 5 39 81
Optical Engineering 4 46 93
Astrophysics and Astronomy 4 50 93
Nanotechnology 2 32 96
Nuclear Physics 3 50 97
Astrobiology 5 57 108
Medical Physics 8 71 110
Atomic and Molecular physics 4 55 133
Applied/Engineering Physics 6 62 163
Condensed Matter Physics 7 66 189

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 3rd for Environmental Science in Canada and 39th in the World with 71,144 publications made and 1,895,520 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#3 of 88 In Canada
#28 of 1,622 In North America
#39 of 6,683 In the World

University of Alberta
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 655 4675
1991 677 5275
1992 663 5634
1993 693 5955
1994 715 6890
1995 701 7428
1996 738 7890
1997 734 8629
1998 741 9747
1999 857 10843
2000 847 13133
2001 919 14664
2002 992 16584
2003 1114 19742
2004 1244 21087
2005 1458 25177
2006 1496 28755
2007 1649 33315
2008 1836 38544
2009 1975 44180
2010 2055 49604
2011 2284 57127
2012 2452 66506
2013 2768 76072
2014 2849 84626
2015 2990 91395
2016 3252 97468
2017 3247 106899
2018 3464 112885
2019 3660 133553
2020 3977 162565
2021 4876 210385
2022 3952 199510

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Environmental Science.

Computer Science rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Computer Science in Canada and 58th in the World with 65,641 publications made and 1,789,685 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Computer Networking.

Computer Science ranking Location
#4 of 85 In Canada
#43 of 1,581 In North America
#58 of 6,597 In the World

University of Alberta
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 520 3789
1991 522 4102
1992 503 4931
1993 582 5118
1994 586 5489
1995 620 6255
1996 644 6853
1997 691 7321
1998 642 8058
1999 812 9329
2000 773 11334
2001 889 12820
2002 1087 14762
2003 1175 16982
2004 1335 19906
2005 1536 23520
2006 1698 28320
2007 1725 32355
2008 1895 37671
2009 2102 43781
2010 2122 48520
2011 2238 55838
2012 2318 64324
2013 2557 71741
2014 2602 78751
2015 2728 83811
2016 2895 89038
2017 2999 99298
2018 3079 102308
2019 3232 121575
2020 3741 146286
2021 4460 192185
2022 3655 181234

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Computer Science.

Psychology rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 5th for Psychology in Canada and 53rd in the World with 46,080 publications made and 1,368,875 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#5 of 83 In Canada
#42 of 1,538 In North America
#53 of 6,353 In the World

University of Alberta
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 376 2801
1991 363 3082
1992 337 3755
1993 400 3827
1994 426 4166
1995 411 4736
1996 462 5112
1997 477 5580
1998 460 6498
1999 498 7600
2000 503 8801
2001 657 10272
2002 687 11463
2003 757 13179
2004 831 15353
2005 853 17921
2006 1025 21132
2007 1014 24234
2008 1220 27946
2009 1334 32010
2010 1375 35548
2011 1489 41210
2012 1627 47792
2013 1774 53696
2014 1906 59400
2015 1908 64227
2016 2112 67040
2017 2292 74246
2018 2325 75452
2019 2566 88985
2020 2819 106648
2021 3492 143215
2022 2860 138901

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 6 18 24
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 4 25 29
Education Majors 3 26 33
Psychiatry 5 40 52
Social Psychology 5 50 63
Child Psychology 6 56 73
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 8 42 73
Cognitive Science 7 54 74
Neuroscience 7 57 82
Special Education 6 57 93
Clinical Psychology 10 70 95
Sexology 17 112 161
Social Work 15 133 255

Mathematics rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Mathematics in Canada and 48th in the World with 36,473 publications made and 988,480 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#4 of 78 In Canada
#37 of 1,383 In North America
#48 of 6,132 In the World

University of Alberta
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 253 1232
1991 242 1406
1992 221 1606
1993 267 1597
1994 262 1905
1995 277 2109
1996 284 2344
1997 319 2574
1998 312 2708
1999 383 3168
2000 398 3791
2001 452 4334
2002 532 5274
2003 621 6321
2004 719 7744
2005 839 10119
2006 937 12066
2007 950 14105
2008 1063 16913
2009 1162 20346
2010 1205 22988
2011 1249 26298
2012 1313 30843
2013 1481 35232
2014 1504 39324
2015 1629 42327
2016 1691 43642
2017 1805 48260
2018 1877 50641
2019 1954 60566
2020 2072 71034
2021 2683 100652
2022 2272 97322

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Math Teachers 3 28 38
Statistics 5 37 47
Operations Research 3 25 47
Applied Mathematics 5 41 69
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 7 53 82
Actuarial Science 8 75 123
Blockchain and Cryptography 7 64 155

Business rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 3rd for Business in Canada and 52nd in the World with 24,497 publications made and 598,374 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#3 of 79 In Canada
#37 of 1,346 In North America
#52 of 6,002 In the World

University of Alberta
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 177 880
1991 210 1035
1992 180 1296
1993 256 1378
1994 226 1527
1995 219 1751
1996 228 1902
1997 246 1905
1998 233 2123
1999 319 2445
2000 305 2811
2001 388 3552
2002 381 4146
2003 429 5296
2004 472 6098
2005 572 7434
2006 598 8957
2007 644 10628
2008 713 12959
2009 845 15366
2010 838 17380
2011 902 19929
2012 879 22972
2013 993 25952
2014 981 28919
2015 1062 30228
2016 1085 30351
2017 1081 33227
2018 1154 33418
2019 1216 39015
2020 1412 46666
2021 1671 62838
2022 1327 55622

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Economics in Canada and 61st in the World with 18,988 publications made and 430,736 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#4 of 79 In Canada
#42 of 1,334 In North America
#61 of 5,789 In the World

University of Alberta
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 120 551
1991 143 615
1992 134 800
1993 151 843
1994 156 1028
1995 154 1140
1996 172 1335
1997 158 1287
1998 183 1556
1999 216 1739
2000 221 2078
2001 286 2597
2002 284 3056
2003 298 3716
2004 302 4258
2005 360 4952
2006 374 6293
2007 426 7213
2008 516 8917
2009 591 10325
2010 588 11980
2011 678 14022
2012 688 16304
2013 785 18717
2014 779 20956
2015 873 22412
2016 903 22130
2017 908 24598
2018 940 24862
2019 1060 29652
2020 1188 36489
2021 1442 51274
2022 1166 47158

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Agricultural Economics 3 30 42
Development Studies 5 37 50
Finance 4 47 73
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 7 53 82
Investment Banking and Stock trading 6 61 120
Actuarial Science 8 75 123
International Relations and Diplomacy 8 62 123
Political Economy 13 79 159
International Trade 10 51 171
Environmental Economics 9 46 177
International Economics 10 56 210

Art & Design rankings

The University of Alberta ranked 4th for Art & Design in Canada and 42nd in the World with 11,984 publications made and 240,342 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design, Aesthetics, Art History, Computer Graphics.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#4 of 81 In Canada
#31 of 1,317 In North America
#42 of 5,426 In the World

University of Alberta
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 92 562
1991 101 596
1992 104 807
1993 121 769
1994 107 768
1995 91 898
1996 152 1101
1997 137 989
1998 134 1003
1999 138 1158
2000 163 1569
2001 150 1698
2002 189 2065
2003 208 2234
2004 259 2767
2005 266 3210
2006 285 3721
2007 290 4391
2008 331 4992
2009 392 5762
2010 398 6332
2011 433 7195
2012 440 8381
2013 502 9755
2014 442 10356
2015 465 11324
2016 527 11278
2017 521 12246
2018 558 12139
2019 561 14325
2020 628 17767
2021 707 22798
2022 562 19952

The following table provides academic rankings for The University of Alberta in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Creative Writing 3 9 13
Graphic Design 1 10 13
Multimedia 2 16 18
Entertainment Industry Business 1 17 20
UX/UI Desgin 2 15 22
Game Design and Development 3 18 26
Literature 4 25 34
Animation 3 20 34
Aesthetics 4 33 44
Fashion Design 4 42 61
Computer Graphics 5 40 62
Art History 5 45 64
Performing arts 4 41 76
Photography 4 48 91
Cinematography 4 37 92
Singing and Vocal Performance 12 73 159
Architecture 9 61 165
Music 8 83 166
Painting and Drawing 6 49 168
Sculpture 6 49 168
Illustration and Concept Art 7 55 179
Interior Design 12 91 366
Landscape Architecture 11 97 412