University of Bologna: Rankings

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The University of Bologna ranked 1st in Italy and 98th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 56 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Bologna is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 102,678 publications and 3,445,338 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 465 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#98 of 14,134 In the World
#22 of 2,788 In Europe
#1 of 88 In Italy
#1 of 4 In Emilia-Romagna
#3 of 1,090 For Forensic Science
#11 of 1,025 For Cosmetology
#13 of 1,067 For Gastroenterology and Hepatology
#98 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#138 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 53 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Bologna ranked 4th for Medicine in Italy and 116th in the World with 29,460 publications made and 1,165,237 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Pathology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 67 In Italy
#29 of 1,019 In Europe
#116 of 4,740 In the World

University of Bologna
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 283 235
1992 147 151
1993 143 204
1994 222 278
1995 138 319
1996 405 827
1997 421 759
1998 400 865
1999 447 1098
2000 485 1605
2001 441 1129
2002 476 1816
2003 625 2383
2004 720 2356
2005 718 2882
2006 739 3341
2007 843 3800
2008 1021 5287
2009 1062 5114
2010 1187 5365
2011 1081 6345
2012 1193 5318
2013 1324 7185
2014 1486 7610
2015 1279 5545
2016 1536 8908
2017 1531 8027
2018 1408 8078
2019 1653 6788
2020 2033 8826
2021 2499 4754
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Forensic Science 1 1 3
Cosmetology 1 1 11
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2 3 13
Dermatology 1 3 17
Dentistry 2 21 67
Radiation Therapy 4 15 76
Pathology 4 22 80
Sonography and Ultrasound 3 22 82
Cardiology 4 26 83
Surgery 4 22 86
Neurosurgery 9 37 87
Urology 5 25 93
Veterinary 3 33 94
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 4 24 96
Orthodontics 3 33 112
Oncology and Cancer research 5 28 122
Pediatrics 4 38 122
Pharmacy 2 44 122
Virology 3 30 123
Immunology 6 39 124
Audiology 4 38 124
Anesthesiology 4 32 126
Critical Care Nursing 4 38 131
Pharmacology 6 34 133
Sports Medicine 3 44 135
Plastic Surgery 8 39 137
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 3 60 149
Anatomy and Physiology 4 45 153
Toxicology 4 46 155
Psychiatry 2 50 165
Ophthalmology 8 51 168
Medical Physics 5 58 168
Health Science 3 49 169
Epidemiology 5 51 169
Biomedical Engineering 2 48 174
Clinical Psychology 2 45 185
Respiratory Therapy 10 64 196
Physical Therapy 4 67 199
Occupational Therapy 4 67 209
Optometry 7 85 247
Sports / Exercise science 6 85 249
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 6 76 262
Family medicine 4 84 290
Healthcare Management (MHA) 4 94 291
Gerontology 6 95 330
Public Health 7 114 382
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 136 426
Nursing 6 193 645
Social Work 9 205 672

Biology

The University of Bologna ranked 4th for Biology in Italy and 157th in the World with 20,130 publications made and 862,750 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 66 In Italy
#45 of 943 In Europe
#157 of 4,497 In the World

University of Bologna
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 195 188
1992 105 115
1993 116 240
1994 145 169
1995 126 187
1996 251 491
1997 281 418
1998 272 702
1999 279 674
2000 330 1216
2001 337 1230
2002 346 1226
2003 464 1726
2004 509 1851
2005 513 2064
2006 525 2492
2007 596 3355
2008 709 3018
2009 822 3841
2010 916 4031
2011 768 4404
2012 857 3800
2013 881 4876
2014 1032 6030
2015 889 4563
2016 1124 6947
2017 1014 5530
2018 894 5036
2019 1016 5213
2020 1182 5482
2021 1388 11022
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 2 15 50
Biotechnology 2 17 62
Horticulture 1 10 66
Paleontology 3 46 106
Oncology and Cancer research 5 28 122
Virology 3 30 123
Immunology 6 39 124
Agricultural Science 1 31 126
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 4 36 128
Pharmacology 6 34 133
Toxicology 4 46 155
Animal Science 3 51 156
Microbiology 2 48 159
Botany 5 58 168
Neuroscience 5 64 172
Evolutionary Biology 1 65 180
Biochemistry 5 61 181
Genetics 4 62 184
Nanotechnology 1 40 187
Molecular Biology 5 70 227
Astrobiology 6 105 270
Biophysics 5 104 292
Zoology 8 107 296
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 7 93 317
Entomology 10 133 320
Forestry 7 100 330
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 136 426

Physics

The University of Bologna ranked 3rd for Physics in Italy and 197th in the World with 17,292 publications made and 786,579 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Quantum and Particle physics, Nuclear Physics, Atomic and Molecular physics.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 64 In Italy
#54 of 970 In Europe
#197 of 4,083 In the World

University of Bologna
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 144 140
1992 97 86
1993 113 111
1994 158 114
1995 143 313
1996 261 335
1997 298 437
1998 259 486
1999 314 485
2000 306 665
2001 327 698
2002 337 823
2003 451 1300
2004 533 1726
2005 473 1390
2006 490 1289
2007 603 1761
2008 614 2780
2009 692 2207
2010 720 2904
2011 646 4304
2012 919 7753
2013 794 6687
2014 871 6419
2015 807 7336
2016 921 7077
2017 743 5459
2018 827 6412
2019 810 5087
2020 792 12642
2021 752 1840
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Astrophysics and Astronomy 2 18 54
Nuclear Physics 5 41 81
Applied/Engineering Physics 2 38 127
Theoretical Physics 8 63 131
Medical Physics 5 58 168
Quantum and Particle physics 9 89 180
Nanotechnology 1 40 187
Atomic and Molecular physics 4 88 189
Acoustical Engineering 5 54 195
Materials Science 4 51 233
Astrobiology 6 105 270
Biophysics 5 104 292
Condensed Matter Physics 13 149 349
Optical Engineering 11 158 423

Engineering

The University of Bologna ranked 3rd for Engineering in Italy and 156th in the World with 16,595 publications made and 427,505 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Electronic Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Computer Networking, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 67 In Italy
#34 of 1,125 In Europe
#156 of 4,626 In the World

University of Bologna
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 132 45
1992 72 39
1993 99 86
1994 125 84
1995 116 90
1996 215 207
1997 214 268
1998 240 384
1999 240 333
2000 233 662
2001 263 528
2002 302 903
2003 390 831
2004 418 1157
2005 481 1075
2006 489 1156
2007 596 1411
2008 588 1664
2009 721 1719
2010 760 2060
2011 740 2143
2012 781 2061
2013 788 2337
2014 943 2838
2015 820 2571
2016 949 3262
2017 786 2954
2018 793 2533
2019 902 2805
2020 835 2109
2021 885 1117
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Civil Engineering 5 22 52
Electronic Engineering 2 11 53
Agricultural Engineering 2 12 53
Architecture 4 21 56
Architectural Engineering 6 32 57
Biotechnology 2 17 62
Electrical Engineering 1 12 63
Telecommunications 1 18 76
Firefighting and Fire Science 3 22 79
Operations Research 1 23 81
Computer Networking 1 12 84
Automotive Engineering 6 32 84
Structural Engineering 5 24 86
Computer Engineering 3 17 90
Reliability and Quality Engineering 3 22 93
Technical Drawing 2 24 95
Systems Engineering 5 41 96
Biochemical Engineering 2 40 99
Automation and Control engineering 4 21 110
Mechanical Engineering 6 46 113
Industrial Engineering 4 43 119
Applied/Engineering Physics 2 38 127
Renewable Energy Engineering 5 48 134
Aviation 8 49 145
Product and Industrial Design 5 47 147
Marine Engineering 7 57 154
Biomedical Engineering 2 48 174
Transportation Engineering 5 56 175
Human-Computer Interaction 4 73 178
Nuclear Engineering 9 57 184
Nanotechnology 1 40 187
Environmental Engineering 5 53 188
Landscape Architecture 12 85 188
Geotechnical Engineering 6 43 191
Acoustical Engineering 5 54 195
Robotics 9 63 204
Construction Management 4 77 207
Aerospace Engineering 8 59 212
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 6 91 213
Petroleum Engineering 4 52 230
Remote Sensing 10 84 232
Materials Science 4 51 233
Mining Engineering 7 80 248
Metallurgical Engineering 5 64 254
Chemical Engineering 4 61 300
Optical Engineering 11 158 423
Engineering Management 6 153 430

Chemistry

The University of Bologna ranked 2nd for Chemistry in Italy and 168th in the World with 13,725 publications made and 449,406 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Chemical Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 64 In Italy
#38 of 979 In Europe
#168 of 4,319 In the World

University of Bologna
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 151 101
1992 89 88
1993 123 199
1994 134 102
1995 137 133
1996 242 285
1997 243 357
1998 250 407
1999 252 447
2000 263 747
2001 300 759
2002 287 820
2003 356 934
2004 373 1316
2005 383 1112
2006 385 1065
2007 484 1652
2008 523 1755
2009 542 1880
2010 551 1971
2011 500 1887
2012 525 1744
2013 546 1960
2014 685 2405
2015 559 2443
2016 669 2739
2017 596 2802
2018 551 2100
2019 604 2055
2020 616 1729
2021 615 809

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Bologna ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Italy and 203rd in the World with 9,566 publications made and 221,397 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 76 In Italy
#66 of 1,148 In Europe
#203 of 5,074 In the World

University of Bologna
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 31
1992 19 6
1993 15 27
1994 24 43
1995 28 38
1996 47 75
1997 59 112
1998 61 143
1999 65 171
2000 88 233
2001 94 240
2002 106 281
2003 127 392
2004 174 428
2005 153 586
2006 195 431
2007 212 574
2008 309 880
2009 339 696
2010 414 1287
2011 504 1129
2012 519 1444
2013 485 1423
2014 597 2183
2015 485 1252
2016 598 1580
2017 580 1866
2018 679 2835
2019 654 1535
2020 826 2868
2021 941 1554

Computer Science

The University of Bologna ranked 2nd for Computer Science in Italy and 126th in the World with 9,435 publications made and 307,924 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Computer Networking, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 70 In Italy
#28 of 1,053 In Europe
#126 of 4,394 In the World

University of Bologna
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 32 24
1992 16 9
1993 38 46
1994 43 33
1995 41 34
1996 81 107
1997 94 164
1998 91 202
1999 124 368
2000 120 378
2001 135 332
2002 165 676
2003 191 418
2004 242 603
2005 263 1137
2006 318 867
2007 314 994
2008 337 1063
2009 445 1161
2010 471 1412
2011 463 1685
2012 469 1785
2013 465 1815
2014 490 1891
2015 467 1571
2016 505 3315
2017 427 1488
2018 488 2640
2019 584 2191
2020 620 1830
2021 713 9439

Environmental Science

The University of Bologna ranked 3rd for Environmental Science in Italy and 200th in the World with 6,539 publications made and 190,985 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Ecology, Agricultural Science.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 67 In Italy
#64 of 933 In Europe
#200 of 4,025 In the World

University of Bologna
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 37 40
1992 25 18
1993 25 22
1994 22 18
1995 35 28
1996 60 125
1997 58 85
1998 61 97
1999 58 159
2000 70 179
2001 73 221
2002 72 168
2003 107 418
2004 105 335
2005 130 424
2006 167 486
2007 179 791
2008 198 738
2009 296 854
2010 311 910
2011 292 722
2012 354 1236
2013 351 1284
2014 429 1814
2015 400 1217
2016 448 1256
2017 442 1897
2018 313 964
2019 337 1261
2020 408 2153
2021 478 753

Psychology

The University of Bologna ranked 4th for Psychology in Italy and 235th in the World with 4,549 publications made and 175,652 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 66 In Italy
#68 of 833 In Europe
#235 of 3,654 In the World

University of Bologna
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 17
1992 8 7
1993 9 22
1994 17 33
1995 17 32
1996 31 53
1997 37 77
1998 39 118
1999 42 167
2000 45 262
2001 50 150
2002 46 139
2003 60 199
2004 69 214
2005 70 275
2006 98 356
2007 129 598
2008 148 742
2009 167 995
2010 228 1357
2011 221 1339
2012 260 1108
2013 256 1286
2014 291 1326
2015 223 973
2016 302 1290
2017 303 1228
2018 249 1212
2019 250 673
2020 284 699
2021 415 842
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Psychiatry 2 50 165
Neuroscience 5 64 172
Clinical Psychology 2 45 185
Cognitive Science 6 76 202
Occupational Therapy 4 67 209
Child Psychology 4 80 284
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 105 291
Sexology 4 72 297
Special Education 2 94 309
Social Psychology 3 94 331
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 3 120 412
Education Majors 3 203 670
Social Work 9 205 672

Business

The University of Bologna ranked 1st for Business in Italy and 149th in the World with 4,327 publications made and 113,775 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Project Management.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 69 In Italy
#44 of 1,014 In Europe
#149 of 4,004 In the World

University of Bologna
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 7 10
1992 4 1
1993 3 0
1994 9 17
1995 8 0
1996 16 48
1997 19 32
1998 34 72
1999 25 195
2000 36 179
2001 50 82
2002 59 116
2003 59 242
2004 84 218
2005 120 732
2006 117 204
2007 143 423
2008 200 715
2009 223 378
2010 211 435
2011 258 473
2012 303 757
2013 290 495
2014 267 728
2015 256 553
2016 315 600
2017 241 672
2018 244 549
2019 246 603
2020 217 752
2021 244 230

Mathematics

The University of Bologna ranked 1st for Mathematics in Italy and 100th in the World with 3,791 publications made and 98,572 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 64 In Italy
#20 of 816 In Europe
#100 of 3,376 In the World

University of Bologna
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 2
1992 19 41
1993 10 17
1994 16 7
1995 16 10
1996 37 47
1997 51 136
1998 55 53
1999 64 208
2000 65 296
2001 81 111
2002 66 458
2003 87 183
2004 104 231
2005 108 222
2006 117 286
2007 141 377
2008 173 370
2009 178 396
2010 187 332
2011 178 329
2012 184 361
2013 194 385
2014 220 560
2015 196 377
2016 249 325
2017 161 368
2018 158 252
2019 190 322
2020 176 267
2021 224 202
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 2 9 64
Applied Mathematics 3 16 77
Operations Research 1 23 81
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 30 102
Actuarial Science 2 49 161
Statistics 3 55 178
Math Teachers 3 148 567

Economics

The University of Bologna ranked 2nd for Economics in Italy and 163rd in the World with 3,088 publications made and 53,637 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Political Economy, Development Studies.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 63 In Italy
#53 of 790 In Europe
#163 of 3,039 In the World

University of Bologna
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 7 1
1993 4 1
1994 3 0
1995 9 0
1996 13 16
1997 24 72
1998 30 25
1999 27 96
2000 37 179
2001 42 48
2002 39 71
2003 43 65
2004 70 165
2005 80 91
2006 78 141
2007 110 253
2008 148 335
2009 143 209
2010 164 246
2011 182 229
2012 202 471
2013 190 229
2014 207 246
2015 167 298
2016 209 281
2017 159 259
2018 162 280
2019 160 341
2020 177 575
2021 171 150

Art & Design

The University of Bologna ranked 1st for Art & Design in Italy and 121st in the World with 1,899 publications made and 21,701 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Architecture, Creative Writing, Art History, Literature.

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
#1 of 61 In Italy
#36 of 722 In Europe
#121 of 2,699 In the World

University of Bologna
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 3 0
1993 6 0
1994 7 2
1995 3 0
1996 5 1
1997 13 24
1998 11 11
1999 16 27
2000 11 4
2001 21 10
2002 20 23
2003 18 12
2004 38 32
2005 32 390
2006 51 43
2007 47 42
2008 58 54
2009 63 34
2010 75 66
2011 96 58
2012 118 153
2013 123 119
2014 123 137
2015 127 154
2016 154 169
2017 117 183
2018 115 56
2019 135 136
2020 138 128
2021 133 94
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Sculpture 2 14 37
Painting and Drawing 2 14 37
Illustration and Concept Art 2 14 46
Cinematography 1 16 52
Architecture 4 21 56
Singing and Vocal Performance 1 13 59
Multimedia 1 18 67
Entertainment Industry Business 1 26 109
Fashion Design 2 51 125
Performing arts 1 53 134
Interior Design 3 45 154
Literature 2 55 157
Photography 2 55 157
Music 3 66 181
Landscape Architecture 12 85 188
Art History 4 66 189
UX/UI Desgin 4 82 205
Graphic Design 3 72 216
Computer Graphics 2 77 249
Game Design and Development 6 97 261
Creative Writing 4 93 264
Aesthetics 3 103 283
Animation 7 145 404