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The University of Calgary ranked 7th in Canada, 117th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 113 research topics. The University of Calgary ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 134,305 academic publications and 3,461,725 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 112 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#117 of 14,131 In the World
#72 of 2,597 In North America
#7 of 101 In Canada
#2 of 12 In Alberta
#1 of 5 In Calgary
#3 of 1,126 For Petroleum Engineering
#17 of 1,044 For Social Work
#22 of 2,248 For Software Engineering
#598 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#140 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 110 other topics

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Biology rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 6th for Biology in Canada and 100th in the World with 78,839 publications made and 2,428,641 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Paleontology, Neuroscience, Immunology.

Biology ranking Location
#6 of 85 In Canada
#60 of 1,613 In North America
#100 of 6,663 In the World

University of Calgary
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 650 5308
1991 624 5984
1992 669 6976
1993 724 7200
1994 712 8127
1995 748 9517
1996 774 10350
1997 826 11384
1998 814 13487
1999 889 15393
2000 1006 17874
2001 1074 19866
2002 1154 22868
2003 1246 26707
2004 1431 30020
2005 1528 34617
2006 1699 39507
2007 1819 44880
2008 2042 49987
2009 2136 56279
2010 2375 63209
2011 2404 72650
2012 2727 83901
2013 3071 95399
2014 3153 103463
2015 3306 113329
2016 3446 119469
2017 3994 133654
2018 4206 136847
2019 4569 161204
2020 4991 193818
2021 6140 256662
2022 4972 251624

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

Biology subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Microbiology 5 36 49
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 36 54
Biophysics 5 48 64
Paleontology 5 44 68
Neuroscience 6 53 70
Immunology 6 54 91
Pharmacology 7 58 98
Genetics 6 66 110
Evolutionary Biology 9 76 120
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 8 64 121
Biochemistry 7 69 123
Biotechnology 8 74 131
Virology 8 74 132
Oncology and Cancer research 5 67 136
Molecular Biology 7 77 137
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 8 73 144
Zoology 9 67 146
Astrobiology 8 73 152
Forestry 9 66 155
Botany 8 70 161
Animal Science 11 68 172
Agricultural Science 10 71 185
Horticulture 10 61 225
Nanotechnology 9 96 329
Nutrition and Food Science 14 86 372
Entomology 20 151 418
Toxicology 20 143 510

Medicine rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 6th for Medicine in Canada and 75th in the World with 73,326 publications made and 2,194,790 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Radiology and Nuclear medicine, Immunology.

Medicine ranking Location
#6 of 83 In Canada
#52 of 1,578 In North America
#75 of 6,552 In the World

University of Calgary
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 511 3597
1991 489 4079
1992 538 4963
1993 602 5070
1994 548 5882
1995 591 6908
1996 593 7929
1997 665 8684
1998 670 10186
1999 752 11895
2000 821 13960
2001 856 15995
2002 913 17930
2003 1038 21170
2004 1150 24100
2005 1269 28299
2006 1488 32642
2007 1566 37219
2008 1741 42240
2009 1899 47608
2010 2066 53919
2011 2169 62634
2012 2586 73806
2013 2930 83677
2014 3032 92824
2015 3241 102939
2016 3465 109180
2017 4129 124842
2018 4207 126065
2019 4646 149367
2020 5176 183386
2021 6511 246042
2022 5320 245328

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

Medicine subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Social Work 2 16 17
Sports Medicine 7 19 25
Physical Therapy 7 24 33
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 3 26 33
Epidemiology 3 20 33
Nursing 6 24 34
Health Science 7 30 40
Healthcare Management (MHA) 7 31 44
Pediatrics 5 29 45
Critical Care Nursing 5 40 48
Anesthesiology 7 41 50
Anatomy and Physiology 5 40 53
Respiratory Therapy 7 39 54
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 36 54
Psychiatry 6 41 55
Sports / Exercise science 8 34 57
Clinical Psychology 5 44 59
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2 30 60
Public Health 6 42 61
Medical Physics 6 50 61
Cardiology 6 43 61
Gerontology 8 51 64
Surgery 6 47 67
Family medicine 7 54 71
Pathology 6 47 74
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 6 49 78
Neurosurgery 4 29 80
Audiology 7 55 86
Immunology 6 54 91
Pharmacology 7 58 98
Sonography and Ultrasound 6 53 99
Veterinary 6 42 101
Cosmetology 6 55 106
Occupational Therapy 12 64 108
Biomedical Engineering 6 56 108
Urology 9 62 109
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 7 44 121
Virology 8 74 132
Oncology and Cancer research 5 67 136
Radiation Therapy 7 72 144
Plastic Surgery 7 79 144
Orthodontics 7 58 146
Dermatology 6 71 147
Ophthalmology 10 73 148
Pharmacy 7 49 171
Optometry 11 79 176
Dentistry 10 83 236
Forensic Science 18 114 372
Toxicology 20 143 510

Chemistry rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 6th for Chemistry in Canada and 131st in the World with 57,003 publications made and 1,774,444 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry ranking Location
#6 of 79 In Canada
#63 of 1,436 In North America
#131 of 6,327 In the World

University of Calgary
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 568 4536
1991 544 5158
1992 580 5997
1993 596 6002
1994 581 6861
1995 614 7967
1996 711 8669
1997 696 9465
1998 714 11410
1999 749 13009
2000 796 14677
2001 863 16414
2002 940 18727
2003 982 21347
2004 1161 23801
2005 1202 27322
2006 1305 30486
2007 1419 34271
2008 1566 37805
2009 1610 42084
2010 1915 47261
2011 1790 54172
2012 2035 61153
2013 2270 70435
2014 2203 75519
2015 2304 81625
2016 2390 86460
2017 2553 95782
2018 2809 98730
2019 2881 114392
2020 3108 133720
2021 3663 175369
2022 3032 171333

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

Chemistry subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Computational Chemistry 3 41 78
Petrology and Geochemistry 6 46 109
Biochemistry 7 69 123
Organic Chemistry 6 63 154
Physical chemistry 7 56 160
Pharmacy 7 49 171
Environmental Chemistry 9 65 171
Materials Science 7 64 179
Inorganic Chemistry 9 66 209
Chemical Engineering 8 65 225
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 13 82 287
Biochemical Engineering 12 87 302
Nanotechnology 9 96 329
Nutrition and Food Science 14 86 372
Radiochemistry 11 80 434

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 7th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 86th in the World with 56,364 publications made and 1,332,095 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#7 of 91 In Canada
#51 of 1,780 In North America
#86 of 6,939 In the World

University of Calgary
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 426 1829
1991 422 2133
1992 460 2464
1993 503 2724
1994 484 3095
1995 485 3477
1996 523 4041
1997 514 4153
1998 474 4718
1999 556 5445
2000 608 6443
2001 666 7343
2002 765 8746
2003 819 10472
2004 952 12188
2005 1095 14988
2006 1186 17840
2007 1335 21154
2008 1449 24947
2009 1614 29416
2010 1680 33726
2011 1820 39928
2012 1993 46414
2013 2159 53722
2014 2282 59342
2015 2460 63932
2016 2448 65455
2017 2936 72506
2018 2971 74921
2019 3146 89746
2020 3506 106562
2021 4371 144226
2022 3639 141079

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

Engineering rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 6th for Engineering in Canada and 126th in the World with 55,116 publications made and 1,383,043 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#6 of 84 In Canada
#56 of 1,531 In North America
#126 of 6,555 In the World

University of Calgary
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 461 2802
1991 463 3066
1992 507 3611
1993 552 3789
1994 544 4298
1995 540 4851
1996 621 5320
1997 596 5691
1998 565 6633
1999 642 7499
2000 725 8737
2001 783 9692
2002 916 11287
2003 1009 13242
2004 1150 15040
2005 1234 18225
2006 1391 20875
2007 1451 24356
2008 1586 28053
2009 1753 32676
2010 1923 36402
2011 1964 42886
2012 2145 48885
2013 2313 57184
2014 2214 61409
2015 2337 65719
2016 2343 68308
2017 2461 75642
2018 2658 79389
2019 2686 91708
2020 2877 107603
2021 3446 139074
2022 2870 133638

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

Engineering subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Petroleum Engineering 1 2 3
Industrial Engineering 1 12 24
Human-Computer Interaction 3 19 35
Construction Management 3 18 36
Technical Drawing 4 16 41
Product and Industrial Design 2 21 45
Mining Engineering 5 11 45
Remote Sensing 3 34 58
Geotechnical Engineering 6 35 64
Engineering Management 3 35 66
Firefighting and Fire Science 3 24 67
Transportation Engineering 6 34 70
Aerospace Engineering 4 40 71
Architectural Engineering 4 23 73
Mechanical Engineering 7 48 91
Systems Engineering 6 47 95
Civil Engineering 7 45 98
Architecture 5 40 99
Operations Research 10 45 104
Biomedical Engineering 6 56 108
Robotics 7 43 118
Environmental Engineering 6 42 121
Telecommunications 9 54 123
Computer Networking 9 60 123
Electronic Engineering 8 50 126
Biotechnology 8 74 131
Renewable Energy Engineering 9 38 140
Acoustical Engineering 8 63 147
Aviation 5 64 148
Automotive Engineering 8 45 152
Metallurgical Engineering 7 55 157
Nuclear Engineering 9 47 160
Electrical Engineering 7 60 177
Materials Science 7 64 179
Optical Engineering 7 69 183
Automation and Control engineering 10 58 183
Structural Engineering 7 68 183
Computer Engineering 7 72 184
Marine Engineering 9 56 194
Chemical Engineering 8 65 225
Reliability and Quality Engineering 14 87 226
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 13 82 287
Biochemical Engineering 12 87 302
Landscape Architecture 9 79 327
Nanotechnology 9 96 329
Applied/Engineering Physics 16 108 359
Agricultural Engineering 11 66 374

Computer Science rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 8th for Computer Science in Canada and 96th in the World with 52,703 publications made and 1,365,241 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#8 of 85 In Canada
#60 of 1,581 In North America
#96 of 6,597 In the World

University of Calgary
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 398 2592
1991 382 2950
1992 398 3515
1993 492 3803
1994 476 4122
1995 470 4932
1996 534 5435
1997 521 5823
1998 447 6631
1999 535 7634
2000 615 8675
2001 695 9756
2002 856 11432
2003 942 13727
2004 1087 15469
2005 1223 18110
2006 1399 22053
2007 1404 25130
2008 1527 28661
2009 1711 32926
2010 1725 36877
2011 1794 42961
2012 2043 49946
2013 2013 55602
2014 2069 61005
2015 2166 65153
2016 2201 67728
2017 2541 75391
2018 2554 77950
2019 2854 92445
2020 3121 110647
2021 3800 148042
2022 3151 144942

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

Physics rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 8th for Physics in Canada and 148th in the World with 49,280 publications made and 1,228,483 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#8 of 82 In Canada
#63 of 1,508 In North America
#148 of 6,484 In the World

University of Calgary
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 460 2909
1991 477 3146
1992 482 3607
1993 515 3742
1994 501 4190
1995 517 4826
1996 606 5466
1997 566 5666
1998 580 6855
1999 590 7503
2000 658 8582
2001 711 9734
2002 845 10997
2003 884 12776
2004 1042 14315
2005 1114 16943
2006 1221 19519
2007 1310 22545
2008 1381 25560
2009 1556 29159
2010 1758 33089
2011 1705 38288
2012 1885 43382
2013 2055 50669
2014 1928 54041
2015 2022 58087
2016 2035 59726
2017 2133 65829
2018 2268 68739
2019 2353 79755
2020 2477 93938
2021 2892 119524
2022 2412 113568

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

Physics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Medical Physics 6 50 61
Biophysics 5 48 64
Astrophysics and Astronomy 8 66 146
Acoustical Engineering 8 63 147
Astrobiology 8 73 152
Quantum and Particle physics 8 65 164
Materials Science 7 64 179
Optical Engineering 7 69 183
Nuclear Physics 10 85 242
Atomic and Molecular physics 12 100 295
Theoretical Physics 12 93 299
Nanotechnology 9 96 329
Applied/Engineering Physics 16 108 359
Condensed Matter Physics 16 121 486

Environmental Science rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 5th for Environmental Science in Canada and 87th in the World with 48,731 publications made and 1,212,254 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Ecology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#5 of 88 In Canada
#52 of 1,622 In North America
#87 of 6,683 In the World

University of Calgary
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 443 2848
1991 414 3078
1992 472 3550
1993 485 3836
1994 459 4263
1995 473 4749
1996 513 5008
1997 510 5275
1998 502 6088
1999 521 6836
2000 611 7995
2001 686 8576
2002 724 10092
2003 751 11943
2004 883 13149
2005 977 15768
2006 1066 18206
2007 1230 21472
2008 1328 24139
2009 1474 28873
2010 1591 32731
2011 1672 38189
2012 1778 44001
2013 1902 51765
2014 1954 55867
2015 2082 60615
2016 2098 62744
2017 2320 68689
2018 2483 72216
2019 2512 85904
2020 2799 100625
2021 3253 131526
2022 2735 126169

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

Psychology rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 7th for Psychology in Canada and 64th in the World with 42,285 publications made and 1,239,622 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#7 of 83 In Canada
#51 of 1,538 In North America
#64 of 6,353 In the World

University of Calgary
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 285 2057
1991 257 2408
1992 271 2939
1993 327 3095
1994 321 3445
1995 318 4172
1996 365 4626
1997 360 5065
1998 342 5797
1999 413 6782
2000 416 7460
2001 481 8606
2002 533 9617
2003 606 11691
2004 625 12690
2005 733 15108
2006 896 18152
2007 906 20806
2008 1017 23707
2009 1089 26962
2010 1180 29818
2011 1268 35108
2012 1494 41185
2013 1690 47099
2014 1747 53120
2015 1898 57539
2016 1942 60620
2017 2374 68736
2018 2384 70676
2019 2705 84248
2020 3010 102185
2021 3737 138802
2022 3024 137422

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

Psychology subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Social Work 2 16 17
Education Majors 5 40 53
Psychiatry 6 41 55
Clinical Psychology 5 44 59
Neuroscience 6 53 70
Social Psychology 6 59 77
Child Psychology 8 61 78
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 7 62 80
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 9 50 90
Occupational Therapy 12 64 108
Cognitive Science 11 72 131
Sexology 12 96 133
Special Education 9 77 133

Mathematics rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 7th for Mathematics in Canada and 84th in the World with 28,432 publications made and 708,242 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Mathematics ranking Location
#7 of 78 In Canada
#54 of 1,383 In North America
#84 of 6,132 In the World

University of Calgary
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 135 749
1991 134 827
1992 152 951
1993 169 996
1994 175 1179
1995 191 1321
1996 202 1522
1997 211 1510
1998 168 1621
1999 196 1871
2000 259 2309
2001 312 2619
2002 386 3150
2003 363 3613
2004 487 4596
2005 557 6005
2006 633 7097
2007 650 8310
2008 720 10226
2009 816 12469
2010 901 14528
2011 950 17202
2012 1094 20507
2013 1110 24097
2014 1146 27284
2015 1267 30308
2016 1354 31778
2017 1604 36063
2018 1535 37434
2019 1728 46020
2020 1914 53555
2021 2511 78020
2022 2114 79196

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

Mathematics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Math Teachers 5 48 66
Statistics 7 54 88
Operations Research 10 45 104
Actuarial Science 11 82 137
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 10 81 151
Blockchain and Cryptography 8 73 177
Applied Mathematics 10 71 199

Business rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 7th for Business in Canada and 84th in the World with 18,955 publications made and 419,144 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Accounting.

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

University of Calgary
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 114 617
1991 124 631
1992 164 759
1993 171 922
1994 164 939
1995 189 1137
1996 207 1312
1997 202 1182
1998 168 1384
1999 197 1712
2000 264 2002
2001 278 2322
2002 336 2830
2003 328 3356
2004 378 4285
2005 473 5285
2006 495 6264
2007 511 7393
2008 514 9051
2009 635 10656
2010 624 12355
2011 682 14145
2012 682 16323
2013 675 18082
2014 745 19866
2015 788 21085
2016 807 20901
2017 940 22315
2018 917 23082
2019 1037 26892
2020 1077 32054
2021 1353 43694
2022 1070 40191

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

Economics rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 7th for Economics in Canada and 92nd in the World with 14,971 publications made and 297,044 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#7 of 79 In Canada
#56 of 1,334 In North America
#92 of 5,789 In the World

University of Calgary
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 95 319
1991 87 336
1992 97 386
1993 98 415
1994 84 465
1995 109 579
1996 121 710
1997 127 680
1998 126 790
1999 136 804
2000 143 1074
2001 190 1380
2002 202 1611
2003 238 1946
2004 255 2456
2005 284 3128
2006 306 3643
2007 336 4423
2008 344 5476
2009 448 6697
2010 467 7749
2011 484 9205
2012 550 10756
2013 595 12584
2014 574 13857
2015 700 15354
2016 727 15425
2017 812 17074
2018 852 17493
2019 885 20826
2020 996 25794
2021 1289 36560
2022 995 35651

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

Economics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Development Studies 6 48 75
Environmental Economics 4 29 105
International Trade 6 38 117
Finance 9 69 121
Actuarial Science 11 82 137
Investment Banking and Stock trading 9 76 144
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 10 81 151
Political Economy 14 81 165
International Relations and Diplomacy 11 83 168
International Economics 12 65 229
Agricultural Economics 15 98 257

Art & Design rankings

The University of Calgary ranked 5th for Art & Design in Canada and 88th in the World with 8,740 publications made and 156,950 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Computer Graphics, Art History.

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
#5 of 81 In Canada
#51 of 1,317 In North America
#88 of 5,426 In the World

University of Calgary
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 84 326
1991 76 402
1992 85 522
1993 74 516
1994 95 526
1995 95 697
1996 93 701
1997 104 679
1998 76 849
1999 104 990
2000 126 1113
2001 149 1244
2002 127 1412
2003 169 1660
2004 181 1914
2005 229 2338
2006 231 2984
2007 243 3409
2008 244 3943
2009 319 4831
2010 283 5262
2011 295 5874
2012 332 6946
2013 327 7779
2014 346 8118
2015 402 8483
2016 388 8341
2017 388 8800
2018 399 8814
2019 429 10593
2020 452 12589
2021 493 16494
2022 409 14822

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

Art & Design subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Graphic Design 2 20 27
Creative Writing 6 30 47
Multimedia 6 34 47
Photography 3 29 52
UX/UI Desgin 6 30 54
Computer Graphics 6 45 79
Literature 6 47 81
Entertainment Industry Business 7 48 81
Game Design and Development 8 47 91
Fashion Design 6 55 97
Painting and Drawing 4 32 98
Sculpture 4 32 98
Architecture 5 40 99
Animation 9 49 103
Illustration and Concept Art 4 35 105
Aesthetics 9 60 111
Art History 7 67 113
Cinematography 7 54 153
Performing arts 11 71 154
Singing and Vocal Performance 18 99 212
Interior Design 7 66 226
Landscape Architecture 9 79 327
Music 23 203 500