University of Limpopo: Rankings

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The University of Limpopo ranked 17th in South Africa and 2909th in the World 2022 overall rankings, plus got TOP 50% in 20 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Limpopo is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 4,676 publications and 55,795 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 12 notable alumni .

Rank Ranking
#2909 of 14,131 In the World
#57 of 1,104 In Africa
#17 of 26 In South Africa
#333 of 1,172 For Family medicine
#388 of 1,003 For Bioethics/Medical Ethics
#389 of 1,049 For Nursing
#2357 of 7,349 For Alumni Impact
#5872 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 17 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Limpopo ranked 9th for Medicine in South Africa and 1032nd in the World with 2,149 publications made and 35,063 citations received. Main research topics: Public Health, Family medicine, Nursing, Healthcare Management (MHA), Health Science.

Rank Ranking
#9 of 24 In South Africa
#33 of 263 In Africa
#1032 of 4,739 In the World

University of Limpopo
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 34 17
1992 7 7
1993 19 9
1994 15 3
1995 4 4
1996 23 7
1997 20 7
1998 27 12
1999 22 48
2000 31 29
2001 17 14
2002 21 9
2003 42 44
2004 51 28
2005 53 87
2006 63 80
2007 80 99
2008 103 179
2009 105 181
2010 100 289
2011 130 168
2012 151 199
2013 127 260
2014 213 266
2015 104 265
2016 85 421
2017 79 416
2018 61 126
2019 67 92
2020 94 81
2021 109 50
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Family medicine 6 15 333
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 11 388
Nursing 10 14 389
Optometry 6 17 407
Veterinary 9 47 472
Healthcare Management (MHA) 9 21 492
Ophthalmology 4 12 506
Public Health 9 28 532
Dermatology 5 15 542
Virology 7 14 565
Dentistry 5 18 573
Pediatrics 7 31 584
Social Work 12 19 597
Epidemiology 8 30 651
Psychiatry 10 18 719
Gerontology 8 13 719
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 7 48 768
Orthodontics 6 21 796
Cosmetology 6 23 810
Pathology 5 15 829
Surgery 7 31 862
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 10 40 905
Health Science 10 29 923
Critical Care Nursing 9 32 957
Immunology 8 37 1044
Clinical Psychology 11 25 1118
Anatomy and Physiology 11 29 1150
Oncology and Cancer research 7 25 1268

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Limpopo ranked 14th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 1093rd in the World with 1,294 publications made and 16,672 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Education Majors, Communications and Public Relations.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 24 In South Africa
#32 of 264 In Africa
#1093 of 5,073 In the World

University of Limpopo
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 3
1992 1 0
1993 1 0
1994 3 1
1995 2 1
1996 2 1
1997 4 3
1998 1 1
1999 5 29
2000 3 0
2001 3 1
2002 5 1
2003 10 4
2004 11 14
2005 20 50
2006 24 44
2007 23 30
2008 27 96
2009 31 41
2010 32 125
2011 58 48
2012 69 83
2013 89 85
2014 201 146
2015 97 111
2016 105 518
2017 54 380
2018 70 109
2019 65 65
2020 129 72
2021 142 40
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Social Work 12 19 597
Human Rights Law 14 27 630
International Relations and Diplomacy 12 22 678
Public Policy / Administration 12 20 723
Occupational Safety and Health 11 29 793
Demography 11 29 808
Gender Studies 16 29 831
Education Majors 16 20 834
Political Economy 14 32 854
Law 14 29 968
Political Science 15 36 1078
Communications and Public Relations 18 41 1090
Sociology 18 37 1303

Biology

The University of Limpopo ranked 13th for Biology in South Africa and 1485th in the World with 1,047 publications made and 17,393 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Virology, Zoology, Immunology, Botany.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 24 In South Africa
#44 of 264 In Africa
#1485 of 4,496 In the World

University of Limpopo
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 4
1992 6 10
1993 5 2
1994 3 0
1995 3 3
1996 9 2
1997 9 4
1998 10 4
1999 11 17
2000 12 24
2001 7 14
2002 6 6
2003 10 35
2004 10 14
2005 19 27
2006 26 79
2007 26 38
2008 52 81
2009 44 129
2010 60 192
2011 48 79
2012 61 117
2013 48 82
2014 80 132
2015 46 51
2016 59 107
2017 66 86
2018 43 86
2019 55 110
2020 83 75
2021 92 51
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 11 388
Virology 7 14 565
Biotechnology 14 30 666
Animal Science 10 37 692
Forestry 14 52 696
Entomology 8 29 723
Agricultural Science 12 50 766
Horticulture 9 59 789
Zoology 11 22 809
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 14 37 809
Immunology 8 37 1044
Oncology and Cancer research 7 25 1268
Microbiology 12 44 1273
Botany 15 64 1300

Environmental Science

The University of Limpopo ranked 16th for Environmental Science in South Africa and 1421st in the World with 657 publications made and 5,940 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Agricultural Science, Ecology, Environmental Management, Forestry.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 23 In South Africa
#63 of 243 In Africa
#1421 of 4,023 In the World

University of Limpopo
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 2
1992 1 2
1993 1 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 3 1
1997 1 0
1998 4 2
1999 1 0
2000 5 2
2001 1 0
2002 2 0
2003 3 6
2004 0 0
2005 6 2
2006 13 12
2007 10 7
2008 13 17
2009 7 28
2010 12 11
2011 26 26
2012 36 63
2013 50 70
2014 62 65
2015 43 66
2016 62 94
2017 56 113
2018 42 123
2019 34 48
2020 69 49
2021 82 44
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Forestry 14 52 696
Agricultural Science 12 50 766
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 14 37 809
Geography and Cartography 15 36 908
Ecology 17 43 1233
Environmental Management 18 54 1274

Psychology

The University of Limpopo ranked 13th for Psychology in South Africa and 1259th in the World with 511 publications made and 5,592 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Sexology.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 23 In South Africa
#24 of 116 In Africa
#1259 of 3,654 In the World

University of Limpopo
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 2 0
1997 1 1
1998 1 1
1999 1 0
2000 3 0
2001 3 0
2002 1 0
2003 5 1
2004 6 1
2005 7 6
2006 12 7
2007 14 29
2008 14 27
2009 19 16
2010 10 7
2011 33 64
2012 38 63
2013 45 90
2014 74 144
2015 37 36
2016 55 57
2017 28 27
2018 19 15
2019 11 11
2020 35 22
2021 29 18
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Social Work 12 19 597
Psychiatry 10 18 719
Sexology 14 37 820
Education Majors 16 20 834
Clinical Psychology 11 25 1118
Social Psychology 14 24 1467

Economics

The University of Limpopo ranked 13th for Economics in South Africa and 982nd in the World with 431 publications made and 2,645 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Political Economy, Agricultural Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 22 In South Africa
#32 of 159 In Africa
#982 of 3,039 In the World

University of Limpopo
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 1 0
1999 0 0
2000 1 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 2 0
2004 1 0
2005 1 0
2006 3 5
2007 6 3
2008 5 3
2009 5 7
2010 7 9
2011 6 3
2012 23 19
2013 36 42
2014 115 99
2015 26 41
2016 45 50
2017 25 30
2018 25 17
2019 18 15
2020 34 13
2021 44 10
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Development Studies 13 27 412
Agricultural Economics 14 45 589
International Relations and Diplomacy 12 22 678
Political Economy 14 32 854

Business

The University of Limpopo ranked 16th for Business in South Africa and 1501st in the World with 392 publications made and 3,170 citations received. Main research topics: Public Policy / Administration, Marketing, Occupational Safety and Health, Entrepreneurship.

Rank Ranking
#16 of 22 In South Africa
#44 of 186 In Africa
#1501 of 4,001 In the World

University of Limpopo
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 1 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 2 0
2005 3 1
2006 3 1
2007 6 1
2008 1 1
2009 3 2
2010 6 6
2011 20 48
2012 22 51
2013 34 45
2014 94 63
2015 41 76
2016 40 44
2017 17 12
2018 17 11
2019 12 8
2020 33 15
2021 35 7
Speciality South Africa rank Africa rank World rank
Entrepreneurship 14 24 721
Public Policy / Administration 12 20 723
Occupational Safety and Health 11 29 793
Marketing 17 43 1362

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Limpopo

Speciality South Africa Africa World Rank
Math Teachers 14 20 832
Creative Writing 16 23 886
Mathematics 14 53 1980
Art & Design 19 58 2428
Materials Science 20 98 2661
Chemistry 20 100 2664
Engineering 19 105 2760
Physics 19 100 2945
Computer Science 20 102 3453