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The University of Florence ranked 7th in Italy and 251st in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 13 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Florence is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 70,023 publications and 2,252,788 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 174 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#251 of 14,134 In the World
#93 of 2,788 In Europe
#7 of 88 In Italy
#2 of 6 In Toscana
#36 of 1,007 For Dermatology
#78 of 1,474 For Pharmacology
#81 of 1,071 For Neurosurgery
#254 of 7,351 For Alumni Impact
#471 of 14,134 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 10 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Florence ranked 6th for Medicine in Italy and 175th in the World with 21,322 publications made and 800,980 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Pathology, Health Science.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 67 In Italy
#56 of 1,019 In Europe
#175 of 4,740 In the World

University of Florence
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 220 255
1992 117 211
1993 108 130
1994 166 263
1995 133 174
1996 272 448
1997 312 707
1998 279 701
1999 363 772
2000 319 1057
2001 281 888
2002 341 1326
2003 422 1318
2004 433 1741
2005 455 1609
2006 507 1972
2007 626 3065
2008 673 3105
2009 700 2995
2010 877 4213
2011 794 4628
2012 875 4150
2013 959 4402
2014 1119 4845
2015 932 4442
2016 1200 5896
2017 1086 7885
2018 1054 4543
2019 1172 3963
2020 1565 6219
2021 1894 3245
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Dermatology 3 7 36
Pharmacology 2 17 78
Neurosurgery 8 36 81
Dentistry 4 37 107
Pathology 6 34 109
Immunology 4 36 114
Cardiology 7 41 124
Plastic Surgery 6 35 125
Orthodontics 4 36 126
Cosmetology 10 44 127
Urology 7 33 130
Pharmacy 3 52 137
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 13 39 140
Respiratory Therapy 5 45 142
Pediatrics 6 50 151
Sonography and Ultrasound 9 47 152
Radiation Therapy 7 46 159
Ophthalmology 6 47 162
Critical Care Nursing 7 53 173
Surgery 8 53 174
Forensic Science 7 66 174
Oncology and Cancer research 6 47 178
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 5 74 179
Anesthesiology 6 53 180
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 9 56 190
Epidemiology 6 64 192
Anatomy and Physiology 5 66 206
Medical Physics 10 86 228
Health Science 7 71 230
Occupational Therapy 8 80 232
Optometry 5 80 233
Psychiatry 8 84 253
Sports / Exercise science 7 93 260
Physical Therapy 8 97 267
Clinical Psychology 7 71 271
Sports Medicine 12 114 300
Audiology 13 126 303
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 7 98 310
Virology 15 104 315
Gerontology 5 90 315
Biomedical Engineering 10 110 329
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 115 362
Toxicology 14 127 389
Public Health 9 129 413
Healthcare Management (MHA) 10 139 414
Family medicine 12 128 417
Veterinary 14 126 471
Nursing 11 235 806
Social Work 14 282 924

Biology

The University of Florence ranked 6th for Biology in Italy and 190th in the World with 15,758 publications made and 732,611 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Biochemistry, Immunology, Pharmacology, Genetics.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 66 In Italy
#60 of 943 In Europe
#190 of 4,497 In the World

University of Florence
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 128 208
1992 72 180
1993 75 122
1994 140 288
1995 105 475
1996 215 478
1997 227 608
1998 257 902
1999 252 822
2000 245 919
2001 230 857
2002 287 1224
2003 309 1491
2004 370 1527
2005 370 1654
2006 405 2338
2007 536 2813
2008 584 2889
2009 597 2955
2010 682 3740
2011 638 3769
2012 632 3378
2013 717 4210
2014 816 4474
2015 805 3887
2016 922 4533
2017 750 3708
2018 723 3616
2019 811 3893
2020 918 3509
2021 1130 1992
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Pharmacology 2 17 78
Botany 1 29 102
Forestry 1 30 109
Nutrition and Food Science 6 36 113
Immunology 4 36 114
Paleontology 4 50 118
Biochemistry 3 43 142
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 5 49 160
Biophysics 3 51 163
Zoology 4 64 170
Oncology and Cancer research 6 47 178
Agricultural Science 5 58 188
Entomology 5 83 207
Neuroscience 8 87 212
Horticulture 12 67 248
Biotechnology 12 102 265
Nanotechnology 5 78 266
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 4 83 278
Microbiology 7 94 285
Genetics 9 111 286
Animal Science 7 93 287
Molecular Biology 8 93 288
Astrobiology 7 114 297
Evolutionary Biology 7 118 305
Virology 15 104 315
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 115 362
Toxicology 14 127 389

Physics

The University of Florence ranked 8th for Physics in Italy and 267th in the World with 9,636 publications made and 366,274 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 64 In Italy
#88 of 970 In Europe
#267 of 4,083 In the World

University of Florence
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 104 142
1992 82 99
1993 109 296
1994 89 114
1995 103 180
1996 176 311
1997 244 569
1998 239 552
1999 238 504
2000 237 348
2001 248 742
2002 256 594
2003 272 723
2004 307 919
2005 281 710
2006 295 1350
2007 286 827
2008 290 1277
2009 331 1430
2010 330 1217
2011 307 1274
2012 314 1667
2013 380 1557
2014 468 2403
2015 486 2106
2016 430 1497
2017 439 1720
2018 422 2319
2019 458 2073
2020 422 1545
2021 376 690
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Nuclear Physics 9 56 110
Quantum and Particle physics 7 60 126
Condensed Matter Physics 2 51 137
Theoretical Physics 10 75 155
Biophysics 3 51 163
Atomic and Molecular physics 3 86 186
Astrophysics and Astronomy 10 83 190
Acoustical Engineering 4 51 192
Medical Physics 10 86 228
Optical Engineering 7 90 263
Nanotechnology 5 78 266
Astrobiology 7 114 297
Applied/Engineering Physics 14 137 366
Materials Science 15 166 533

Engineering

The University of Florence ranked 8th for Engineering in Italy and 312th in the World with 9,406 publications made and 207,782 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Nanotechnology, Electronic Engineering.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 67 In Italy
#83 of 1,125 In Europe
#312 of 4,626 In the World

University of Florence
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 65 42
1992 44 10
1993 67 54
1994 66 75
1995 77 57
1996 131 153
1997 158 200
1998 148 245
1999 176 229
2000 169 216
2001 196 365
2002 203 306
2003 217 592
2004 235 455
2005 221 447
2006 275 566
2007 286 522
2008 274 649
2009 325 673
2010 346 849
2011 305 826
2012 370 1290
2013 406 1155
2014 555 1515
2015 558 1418
2016 551 1559
2017 550 1442
2018 479 1339
2019 565 1789
2020 526 1401
2021 476 530
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Remote Sensing 4 17 61
Architectural Engineering 8 37 65
Architecture 5 31 93
Landscape Architecture 5 38 94
Civil Engineering 9 40 95
Agricultural Engineering 5 22 95
Marine Engineering 4 37 114
Systems Engineering 6 52 119
Aerospace Engineering 7 34 130
Mining Engineering 2 35 130
Mechanical Engineering 7 53 136
Automotive Engineering 7 47 138
Reliability and Quality Engineering 7 44 164
Nuclear Engineering 8 52 168
Telecommunications 6 54 171
Acoustical Engineering 4 51 192
Renewable Energy Engineering 8 66 195
Geotechnical Engineering 7 45 196
Structural Engineering 8 59 220
Environmental Engineering 8 66 236
Product and Industrial Design 7 84 236
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 8 106 247
Engineering Management 3 79 250
Petroleum Engineering 6 62 260
Optical Engineering 7 90 263
Biotechnology 12 102 265
Nanotechnology 5 78 266
Automation and Control engineering 9 68 286
Biochemical Engineering 14 142 294
Electronic Engineering 14 97 309
Computer Networking 10 82 309
Biomedical Engineering 10 110 329
Transportation Engineering 14 109 334
Computer Engineering 9 99 336
Technical Drawing 11 106 342
Applied/Engineering Physics 14 137 366
Industrial Engineering 15 130 371
Aviation 16 139 387
Firefighting and Fire Science 10 112 403
Human-Computer Interaction 19 193 422
Construction Management 10 154 435
Electrical Engineering 17 135 456
Operations Research 16 172 496
Materials Science 15 166 533
Chemical Engineering 19 160 551
Metallurgical Engineering 15 177 595
Robotics 32 269 766

Chemistry

The University of Florence ranked 5th for Chemistry in Italy and 266th in the World with 8,930 publications made and 359,306 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 64 In Italy
#79 of 979 In Europe
#266 of 4,319 In the World

University of Florence
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 77 68
1992 50 36
1993 75 75
1994 89 180
1995 80 100
1996 160 237
1997 147 245
1998 137 388
1999 189 450
2000 184 414
2001 168 437
2002 207 651
2003 228 1061
2004 278 1090
2005 235 878
2006 242 1246
2007 317 1077
2008 313 1530
2009 324 1525
2010 333 1286
2011 315 1963
2012 341 1958
2013 365 2008
2014 442 1747
2015 430 1564
2016 460 2018
2017 407 1654
2018 340 1408
2019 423 1727
2020 425 1262
2021 383 421
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 6 36 113
Petrology and Geochemistry 3 45 136
Pharmacy 3 52 137
Biochemistry 3 43 142
Computational Chemistry 9 72 163
Physical chemistry 8 84 197
Environmental Chemistry 7 82 218
Organic Chemistry 5 87 230
Inorganic Chemistry 4 63 237
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 8 106 247
Nanotechnology 5 78 266
Biochemical Engineering 14 142 294
Radiochemistry 9 100 487
Materials Science 15 166 533
Chemical Engineering 19 160 551

Environmental Science

The University of Florence ranked 2nd for Environmental Science in Italy and 191st in the World with 6,505 publications made and 216,262 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Earth science and Geophysics.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 67 In Italy
#59 of 933 In Europe
#191 of 4,025 In the World

University of Florence
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 62
1992 21 16
1993 31 55
1994 28 24
1995 38 62
1996 49 56
1997 76 90
1998 66 94
1999 78 150
2000 92 237
2001 78 171
2002 104 351
2003 126 536
2004 159 466
2005 128 543
2006 145 502
2007 206 930
2008 217 733
2009 254 1283
2010 287 988
2011 225 1267
2012 261 895
2013 363 1338
2014 340 1363
2015 420 1512
2016 480 1760
2017 413 1700
2018 356 1818
2019 402 1469
2020 399 1512
2021 435 604

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Florence ranked 6th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Italy and 321st in the World with 6,113 publications made and 161,013 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, History, Archaeology.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 76 In Italy
#107 of 1,148 In Europe
#321 of 5,074 In the World

University of Florence
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 18 7
1992 21 11
1993 7 1
1994 25 27
1995 29 20
1996 50 72
1997 60 129
1998 56 68
1999 55 72
2000 74 193
2001 71 210
2002 79 209
2003 96 171
2004 107 269
2005 100 251
2006 118 276
2007 151 432
2008 171 510
2009 247 539
2010 254 828
2011 236 920
2012 248 530
2013 307 1141
2014 340 818
2015 320 813
2016 407 2445
2017 365 4227
2018 442 1210
2019 444 849
2020 516 1721
2021 556 993

Computer Science

The University of Florence ranked 8th for Computer Science in Italy and 289th in the World with 5,524 publications made and 157,849 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Neuroscience, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#8 of 70 In Italy
#94 of 1,053 In Europe
#289 of 4,394 In the World

University of Florence
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 36 8
1992 13 2
1993 15 6
1994 32 33
1995 39 54
1996 70 110
1997 78 204
1998 86 253
1999 83 112
2000 71 144
2001 98 275
2002 108 307
2003 105 217
2004 98 369
2005 138 352
2006 150 480
2007 160 383
2008 189 401
2009 195 640
2010 237 749
2011 244 677
2012 240 885
2013 252 1157
2014 263 1020
2015 307 1055
2016 321 1005
2017 331 1180
2018 308 1242
2019 337 1483
2020 358 1364
2021 457 591

Psychology

The University of Florence ranked 7th for Psychology in Italy and 324th in the World with 3,220 publications made and 129,423 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Child Psychology, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 66 In Italy
#109 of 833 In Europe
#324 of 3,654 In the World

University of Florence
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 4
1992 3 6
1993 5 1
1994 12 10
1995 11 33
1996 25 54
1997 41 224
1998 39 39
1999 35 112
2000 39 108
2001 39 173
2002 36 245
2003 47 274
2004 52 395
2005 54 251
2006 64 358
2007 60 276
2008 97 348
2009 94 580
2010 158 956
2011 126 611
2012 151 807
2013 152 1023
2014 192 772
2015 167 746
2016 241 1123
2017 196 856
2018 173 618
2019 207 744
2020 252 1120
2021 359 535
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Neuroscience 8 87 212
Occupational Therapy 8 80 232
Psychiatry 8 84 253
Clinical Psychology 7 71 271
Cognitive Science 9 127 299
Sexology 5 77 315
Child Psychology 5 106 347
Special Education 6 122 376
Social Psychology 7 164 486
Education Majors 2 166 569
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 14 242 629
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 13 256 798
Social Work 14 282 924

Art & Design

The University of Florence ranked 5th for Art & Design in Italy and 265th in the World with 1,263 publications made and 10,368 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Architecture, Art History, Creative Writing, 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
#5 of 61 In Italy
#92 of 722 In Europe
#265 of 2,699 In the World

University of Florence
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 0
1992 4 0
1993 0 0
1994 4 17
1995 8 2
1996 14 8
1997 6 3
1998 12 23
1999 22 9
2000 12 15
2001 17 11
2002 22 15
2003 27 9
2004 19 5
2005 25 24
2006 30 16
2007 30 16
2008 41 79
2009 42 15
2010 35 40
2011 55 34
2012 65 61
2013 69 56
2014 92 75
2015 77 81
2016 95 112
2017 83 83
2018 100 187
2019 75 66
2020 84 108
2021 80 46
Speciality Italy rank Europe rank World rank
Sculpture 1 5 11
Painting and Drawing 1 5 11
Illustration and Concept Art 1 5 14
Architecture 5 31 93
Landscape Architecture 5 38 94
Cinematography 2 45 120
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 40 124
Performing arts 2 57 143
Fashion Design 4 61 152
Interior Design 4 51 181
Art History 2 63 183
Multimedia 6 87 233
UX/UI Desgin 10 134 293
Graphic Design 5 110 302
Animation 6 109 309
Computer Graphics 6 115 333
Photography 6 127 343
Music 6 129 347
Entertainment Industry Business 8 156 394
Creative Writing 7 147 409
Literature 7 148 418
Game Design and Development 13 186 437
Aesthetics 11 180 484

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Florence

Speciality Italy Europe World Rank
Applied Mathematics 9 67 187
Risk Management 5 72 199
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 6 89 229
Statistics 6 121 333
Hospitality and Hotel Management 10 132 333
Mathematics 8 121 342
Economics 8 141 389
Investment Banking and Stock trading 16 140 398
Actuarial Science 14 155 426
Development Studies 5 134 428
Tax Law 16 149 437
Project Management 10 183 445
Entrepreneurship 17 213 446
International Economics 15 194 477
Marketing 8 180 498
Business 10 188 499
Accounting 15 177 502
Human Resource Management 9 195 524
Advertising 4 166 536
International Business 18 214 538
Supply Chain Management 19 187 563
Environmental Economics 29 241 590
International Trade 23 236 594
Finance 20 217 599
Agricultural Economics 15 176 614
Management 14 203 631
Math Teachers 5 179 679