University of KwaZulu-Natal: Rankings

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 5th in South Africa and 732nd in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 137 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of KwaZulu-Natal is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 32,980 publications and 640,893 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 10 notable alumni .

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#732 of 14,160In the World
#6 of 1,103In Africa
#5 of 26In South Africa
#1 of 3In Durban
#61 of 1,013For Gender Studies
#84 of 1,030For Optometry
#91 of 1,029For Forestry
#2265 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#1316 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top50%For 134 other topics

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Medicine

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 5th for Medicine in South Africa and 482nd in the World with 9,215 publications made and 228,424 citations received. Main research topics: Public Health, Healthcare Management (MHA), Health Science, Family medicine, Nursing.

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#5 of 24In South Africa
#7 of 262In Africa
#482 of 4,839In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199220
199320
199410
199500
199653
1997937
199810
1999414
2000511
2001420
200229
20031189
200463168
2005136321
2006178648
2007202866
2008261818
20093001095
20102911364
20113611133
20124863736
20135681955
20146852724
20157643991
20168272710
20178555015
20187313665
20198461993
202010782475

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 6th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 280th in the World with 8,160 publications made and 173,401 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Gender Studies, Education Majors.

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#6 of 24In South Africa
#6 of 267In Africa
#280 of 5,152In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
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199310
199400
199500
199610
199711
199800
1999212
200033
200141
200259
20031465
2004123199
2005219384
2006241418
2007239805
2008292624
2009287890
2010356758
2011510773
20124993171
20136211454
20146711691
20157092891
20167172496
20175693262
20185403113
20196142140
20206391141

Biology

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 5th for Biology in South Africa and 546th in the World with 7,203 publications made and 153,506 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Agricultural Science, Immunology, Virology, Horticulture.

RankRanking
#5 of 24In South Africa
#6 of 264In Africa
#546 of 4,578In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199224
199300
199400
199500
199621
199720
199800
199900
200011
200133
200214
2003771
2004110383
2005155353
2006191714
2007225721
2008255683
2009293827
20103211332
20113351018
20124041217
20134121613
20144931450
20155171701
20166151870
20176092398
20185381837
20196171656
20207022261

Environmental Science

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 5th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 310th in the World with 5,680 publications made and 113,873 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Agricultural Science, Environmental Management, Geology.

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#5 of 23In South Africa
#5 of 244In Africa
#310 of 4,129In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
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199200
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199400
199500
199628
199711
199800
199910
200011
200121
2002223
200345
200489163
2005103247
2006167474
2007176528
2008209565
20092191019
2010247665
2011285962
2012311942
20134171252
20143961205
20153951143
20165091431
20174971582
20184241318
20194501369
20204741196

Chemistry

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 7th for Chemistry in South Africa and 965th in the World with 3,413 publications made and 56,951 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Inorganic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#7 of 24In South Africa
#15 of 235In Africa
#965 of 4,409In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199000
199100
199221
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199500
199600
199721
199810
199900
200011
200122
200214
200340
20043154
20053990
20066495
200751104
200880197
200988243
2010105338
2011135370
2012162538
2013199680
2014210658
2015264885
20163011023
20173351380
20183081143
20193991388
20204141433

Engineering

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 6th for Engineering in South Africa and 1018th in the World with 3,032 publications made and 47,024 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Remote Sensing, Renewable Energy Engineering.

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#6 of 23In South Africa
#14 of 235In Africa
#1018 of 4,716In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
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199100
199210
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199500
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200320
20045137
20055499
20065193
200767110
200878126
200989219
201081228
2011116332
2012127456
2013177547
2014184555
2015224624
2016267844
20173271167
2018283981
20193291164
20203411270

Psychology

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 5th for Psychology in South Africa and 503rd in the World with 2,489 publications made and 42,465 citations received. Main research topics: Education Majors, Social Psychology, Psychiatry, Sexology, Child Psychology.

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#5 of 23In South Africa
#5 of 118In Africa
#503 of 3,753In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199611
199700
199800
199900
200000
2001219
200200
200324
20043578
200558186
200674143
200769182
200888147
200993211
201095360
2011173304
2012175699
2013186408
2014258551
2015215479
2016248403
2017178551
2018119160
2019147178
2020199228

Physics

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 6th for Physics in South Africa and 1065th in the World with 2,487 publications made and 102,283 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Optical Engineering.

RankRanking
#6 of 22In South Africa
#17 of 183In Africa
#1065 of 4,160In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
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199210
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199400
199500
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20042059
20054961
20064575
20075783
20086794
200964149
201063169
2011104370
201296362
2013157758
20141964328
20151961207
20162216040
20172091064
20182251147
20192761569
20203001414

Business

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 8th for Business in South Africa and 591st in the World with 1,932 publications made and 19,282 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Occupational Safety and Health.

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#8 of 22In South Africa
#8 of 186In Africa
#591 of 4,080In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199310
199400
199500
199600
199700
199800
199910
200010
200110
200200
200321
20042231
20055277
20064665
200752119
200855106
200964102
201084134
201184105
2012116190
2013141178
2014189384
2015149147
2016175201
2017176214
2018125165
2019169218
2020163221

Economics

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 5th for Economics in South Africa and 297th in the World with 1,864 publications made and 26,726 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Agricultural Economics.

RankRanking
#5 of 22In South Africa
#5 of 156In Africa
#297 of 3,117In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199110
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199400
199500
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199700
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199910
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200310
20043155
20054690
200660136
200756154
200870195
200972259
201073125
2011110184
2012104255
2013135242
2014179375
2015140174
2016175257
2017136278
2018116117
2019139164
2020147256

Art & Design

The University of KwaZulu-Natal ranked 7th for Art & Design in South Africa and 509th in the World with 707 publications made and 3,477 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Fashion Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

RankRanking
#7 of 19In South Africa
#7 of 69In Africa
#509 of 2,801In the World

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199411
199500
199600
199700
199800
199900
200000
200100
200210
200310
20041510
2005202
20063116
20072675
20084123
20093316
20104110
20113612
20124946
20135217
20145431
20156530
20166320
20174425
2018399
20195220
20203121

Other rankings

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