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The University of Lisbon ranked 2nd in Portugal, 301st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 193 research topics. The University of Lisbon ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 45,545 publications and 1,080,733 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 154 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#301 of 14,131 In the World
#114 of 2,785 In Europe
#2 of 95 In Portugal
#1 of 27 In Lisbon
#68 of 1,012 For Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
#92 of 1,005 For Architecture
#101 of 1,005 For Architectural Engineering
#325 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#310 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 190 other topics

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Biology

The University of Lisbon ranked 3rd for Biology in Portugal and 511th in the World with 7,376 publications made and 252,611 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Botany, Genetics, Zoology, Oncology and Cancer research.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 22 In Portugal
#180 of 942 In Europe
#511 of 4,496 In the World

University of Lisbon
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 3
1992 8 8
1993 10 5
1994 14 12
1995 11 27
1996 42 69
1997 42 69
1998 37 66
1999 72 178
2000 67 228
2001 59 212
2002 84 352
2003 125 489
2004 136 615
2005 126 461
2006 143 575
2007 163 693
2008 204 716
2009 254 962
2010 268 1179
2011 250 940
2012 337 1672
2013 382 1663
2014 437 1636
2015 507 1517
2016 526 2357
2017 533 1967
2018 481 2103
2019 527 1713
2020 677 1456
2021 788 4682
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 2 16 68
Zoology 2 81 219
Astrobiology 1 91 237
Forestry 1 70 240
Paleontology 1 107 255
Evolutionary Biology 2 113 283
Botany 3 117 298
Entomology 1 144 357
Toxicology 4 121 366
Neuroscience 2 159 394
Biotechnology 8 152 399
Agricultural Science 1 132 426
Nutrition and Food Science 8 150 445
Biophysics 4 174 454
Pharmacology 3 149 470
Virology 3 159 477
Horticulture 6 140 480
Genetics 2 178 481
Biochemistry 5 191 494
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 198 496
Animal Science 4 158 496
Microbiology 5 188 504
Oncology and Cancer research 3 199 576
Immunology 3 218 627
Molecular Biology 3 201 645
Nanotechnology 6 249 735
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 4 253 771

Medicine

The University of Lisbon ranked 3rd for Medicine in Portugal and 587th in the World with 7,177 publications made and 170,501 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Oncology and Cancer research, Public Health, Physical Therapy, Pharmacology.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 29 In Portugal
#199 of 1,018 In Europe
#587 of 4,739 In the World

University of Lisbon
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 12
1992 3 1
1993 2 1
1994 16 7
1995 7 14
1996 19 49
1997 30 90
1998 19 46
1999 35 101
2000 32 73
2001 35 46
2002 48 249
2003 57 186
2004 79 300
2005 70 248
2006 84 415
2007 88 534
2008 109 651
2009 138 452
2010 191 723
2011 204 597
2012 236 708
2013 295 1169
2014 446 1442
2015 505 1439
2016 558 2362
2017 551 1413
2018 613 1852
2019 690 1683
2020 893 1643
2021 1051 680
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Sports / Exercise science 2 102 281
Critical Care Nursing 2 149 358
Toxicology 4 121 366
Pharmacy 2 148 370
Cosmetology 2 127 373
Veterinary 4 110 403
Physical Therapy 2 164 415
Dentistry 3 138 417
Family medicine 2 135 435
Healthcare Management (MHA) 4 148 440
Gerontology 3 127 446
Sports Medicine 2 181 450
Occupational Therapy 2 177 459
Pediatrics 2 167 461
Psychiatry 2 161 465
Pharmacology 3 149 470
Clinical Psychology 4 150 470
Health Science 2 169 472
Epidemiology 2 170 475
Virology 3 159 477
Orthodontics 2 154 479
Public Health 3 149 482
Ophthalmology 4 174 523
Neurosurgery 2 177 528
Medical Physics 4 210 544
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 2 187 552
Optometry 3 192 569
Radiation Therapy 3 190 570
Cardiology 3 213 571
Respiratory Therapy 3 197 572
Oncology and Cancer research 3 199 576
Forensic Science 7 197 577
Audiology 2 227 591
Biomedical Engineering 5 209 598
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 2 216 599
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3 202 615
Immunology 3 218 627
Nursing 3 186 627
Sonography and Ultrasound 3 228 651
Anatomy and Physiology 2 224 652
Pathology 3 217 657
Dermatology 3 213 664
Anesthesiology 2 207 672
Social Work 3 207 675
Surgery 3 222 700
Plastic Surgery 2 225 724
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 3 238 746
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 4 253 771
Urology 5 261 881

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Lisbon ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Portugal and 340th in the World with 7,118 publications made and 93,785 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, History, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 30 In Portugal
#117 of 1,147 In Europe
#340 of 5,073 In the World

University of Lisbon
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 2 2
1993 2 1
1994 10 27
1995 5 1
1996 26 19
1997 15 37
1998 19 10
1999 16 37
2000 30 45
2001 37 58
2002 48 97
2003 50 96
2004 66 80
2005 73 151
2006 90 290
2007 118 201
2008 135 149
2009 194 418
2010 217 552
2011 226 326
2012 290 498
2013 349 659
2014 429 654
2015 489 684
2016 601 1657
2017 574 899
2018 633 971
2019 648 763
2020 847 1133
2021 854 285

Environmental Science

The University of Lisbon ranked 1st for Environmental Science in Portugal and 234th in the World with 6,715 publications made and 199,404 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Geology, Environmental Management, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 22 In Portugal
#77 of 931 In Europe
#234 of 4,023 In the World

University of Lisbon
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 3
1992 7 3
1993 8 22
1994 6 2
1995 12 30
1996 18 60
1997 26 44
1998 25 57
1999 45 95
2000 34 105
2001 45 122
2002 72 348
2003 80 202
2004 90 366
2005 97 286
2006 112 389
2007 147 515
2008 203 588
2009 249 830
2010 292 952
2011 305 2209
2012 325 1088
2013 335 1158
2014 462 1251
2015 490 1358
2016 552 1854
2017 542 1499
2018 457 1776
2019 473 1536
2020 514 931
2021 638 461

Physics

The University of Lisbon ranked 5th for Physics in Portugal and 554th in the World with 5,679 publications made and 267,348 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 20 In Portugal
#199 of 969 In Europe
#554 of 4,082 In the World

University of Lisbon
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 25 21
1992 13 8
1993 14 10
1994 26 14
1995 23 8
1996 52 77
1997 54 77
1998 72 52
1999 64 198
2000 82 121
2001 100 98
2002 106 177
2003 120 263
2004 189 557
2005 152 424
2006 189 478
2007 162 466
2008 177 654
2009 172 505
2010 202 651
2011 222 1230
2012 330 4329
2013 313 2394
2014 370 2609
2015 374 2851
2016 418 3696
2017 301 1380
2018 310 1335
2019 313 1050
2020 342 1062
2021 305 330
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Theoretical Physics 1 76 157
Astrobiology 1 91 237
Nuclear Physics 2 117 245
Astrophysics and Astronomy 2 107 260
Quantum and Particle physics 2 132 277
Atomic and Molecular physics 2 198 441
Biophysics 4 174 454
Medical Physics 4 210 544
Condensed Matter Physics 5 252 617
Applied/Engineering Physics 5 259 685
Materials Science 6 235 723
Nanotechnology 6 249 735
Acoustical Engineering 3 250 741
Optical Engineering 5 305 781

Engineering

The University of Lisbon ranked 5th for Engineering in Portugal and 601st in the World with 5,427 publications made and 113,466 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Chemical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 24 In Portugal
#206 of 1,123 In Europe
#601 of 4,624 In the World

University of Lisbon
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 16
1992 11 7
1993 9 5
1994 11 3
1995 17 8
1996 32 12
1997 36 43
1998 69 52
1999 51 66
2000 50 57
2001 69 113
2002 79 93
2003 58 119
2004 128 296
2005 101 204
2006 124 200
2007 129 211
2008 179 350
2009 165 466
2010 188 384
2011 171 415
2012 231 991
2013 295 703
2014 377 916
2015 445 1618
2016 444 1264
2017 385 850
2018 390 692
2019 357 642
2020 360 628
2021 393 160
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Architecture 1 30 92
Architectural Engineering 4 49 101
Firefighting and Fire Science 4 42 152
Landscape Architecture 4 80 173
Human-Computer Interaction 1 80 188
Remote Sensing 1 87 243
Marine Engineering 2 86 249
Engineering Management 3 81 252
Transportation Engineering 3 87 270
Civil Engineering 6 115 304
Robotics 4 110 340
Systems Engineering 5 136 341
Industrial Engineering 4 121 346
Product and Industrial Design 2 131 358
Renewable Energy Engineering 5 115 358
Mining Engineering 5 120 366
Operations Research 4 127 373
Construction Management 4 139 390
Biotechnology 8 152 399
Computer Networking 5 121 428
Biochemical Engineering 7 220 482
Reliability and Quality Engineering 3 149 483
Aerospace Engineering 3 162 496
Nuclear Engineering 2 160 530
Electronic Engineering 3 165 550
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 7 243 598
Biomedical Engineering 5 209 598
Environmental Engineering 6 188 601
Aviation 4 229 606
Geotechnical Engineering 6 176 637
Technical Drawing 5 193 638
Chemical Engineering 6 197 652
Electrical Engineering 5 198 668
Automation and Control engineering 4 195 682
Applied/Engineering Physics 5 259 685
Telecommunications 7 256 720
Materials Science 6 235 723
Automotive Engineering 5 211 732
Nanotechnology 6 249 735
Acoustical Engineering 3 250 741
Optical Engineering 5 305 781
Metallurgical Engineering 6 249 808
Computer Engineering 5 255 813
Structural Engineering 7 252 843
Agricultural Engineering 9 232 860
Petroleum Engineering 4 256 888

Chemistry

The University of Lisbon ranked 6th for Chemistry in Portugal and 613th in the World with 5,192 publications made and 139,029 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 22 In Portugal
#213 of 977 In Europe
#613 of 4,317 In the World

University of Lisbon
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 25 19
1992 12 9
1993 21 17
1994 20 8
1995 26 11
1996 52 55
1997 56 72
1998 65 68
1999 71 121
2000 67 137
2001 103 195
2002 120 321
2003 91 237
2004 157 391
2005 121 355
2006 143 252
2007 139 414
2008 183 472
2009 169 365
2010 232 602
2011 225 776
2012 253 869
2013 271 757
2014 320 932
2015 321 952
2016 321 1018
2017 333 1026
2018 281 884
2019 296 604
2020 301 511
2021 326 160
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 1 102 277
Environmental Chemistry 4 124 316
Pharmacy 2 148 370
Computational Chemistry 5 189 420
Nutrition and Food Science 8 150 445
Physical chemistry 5 196 460
Biochemical Engineering 7 220 482
Biochemistry 5 191 494
Organic Chemistry 6 199 511
Inorganic Chemistry 5 189 582
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 7 243 598
Chemical Engineering 6 197 652
Materials Science 6 235 723
Nanotechnology 6 249 735
Radiochemistry 6 181 763

Computer Science

The University of Lisbon ranked 3rd for Computer Science in Portugal and 415th in the World with 4,720 publications made and 116,763 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Management Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Blockchain and Cryptography, Cognitive Science.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 24 In Portugal
#157 of 1,051 In Europe
#415 of 4,392 In the World

University of Lisbon
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 1
1992 4 1
1993 1 0
1994 6 1
1995 3 3
1996 7 6
1997 19 12
1998 28 30
1999 37 77
2000 41 72
2001 41 88
2002 54 73
2003 49 91
2004 67 83
2005 82 658
2006 99 190
2007 114 171
2008 151 329
2009 192 395
2010 156 431
2011 154 270
2012 197 797
2013 234 715
2014 358 831
2015 336 1215
2016 351 1548
2017 356 766
2018 320 1188
2019 369 632
2020 414 570
2021 461 4438

Psychology

The University of Lisbon ranked 3rd for Psychology in Portugal and 439th in the World with 2,843 publications made and 83,293 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Education Majors, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 23 In Portugal
#157 of 833 In Europe
#439 of 3,654 In the World

University of Lisbon
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 2 3
1993 0 0
1994 3 1
1995 1 1
1996 6 5
1997 6 8
1998 10 29
1999 10 59
2000 12 31
2001 13 41
2002 14 55
2003 15 66
2004 27 156
2005 27 80
2006 33 111
2007 36 360
2008 70 464
2009 59 377
2010 99 600
2011 105 360
2012 118 690
2013 156 644
2014 216 650
2015 219 544
2016 279 961
2017 238 357
2018 196 876
2019 223 276
2020 266 312
2021 372 310
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Education Majors 2 74 283
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 134 349
Cognitive Science 1 152 363
Special Education 3 119 367
Social Psychology 1 122 386
Neuroscience 2 159 394
Sexology 3 125 449
Occupational Therapy 2 177 459
Psychiatry 2 161 465
Clinical Psychology 4 150 470
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 2 155 493
Child Psychology 4 185 517
Social Work 3 207 675

Business

The University of Lisbon ranked 3rd for Business in Portugal and 384th in the World with 2,566 publications made and 42,840 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Project Management, Public Policy / Administration, Marketing, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Rank Ranking
#3 of 26 In Portugal
#136 of 1,011 In Europe
#384 of 4,001 In the World

University of Lisbon
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 4 1
1995 3 1
1996 3 1
1997 5 24
1998 13 19
1999 17 81
2000 14 46
2001 20 24
2002 25 18
2003 16 61
2004 39 39
2005 42 121
2006 29 66
2007 42 69
2008 92 100
2009 73 280
2010 81 78
2011 72 100
2012 95 376
2013 101 135
2014 190 483
2015 206 438
2016 267 580
2017 235 382
2018 210 333
2019 200 324
2020 225 299
2021 233 80

Mathematics

The University of Lisbon ranked 1st for Mathematics in Portugal and 347th in the World with 1,952 publications made and 35,374 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics.

Rank Ranking
#1 of 18 In Portugal
#124 of 816 In Europe
#347 of 3,376 In the World

University of Lisbon
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 0
1992 5 3
1993 0 0
1994 5 3
1995 1 1
1996 7 6
1997 6 1
1998 13 14
1999 22 66
2000 16 24
2001 22 32
2002 28 74
2003 36 28
2004 40 60
2005 32 160
2006 42 79
2007 47 113
2008 75 156
2009 70 239
2010 77 110
2011 80 134
2012 94 154
2013 127 223
2014 135 202
2015 133 220
2016 153 352
2017 132 166
2018 130 322
2019 135 146
2020 133 64
2021 131 44
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 1 80 275
Statistics 1 101 290
Math Teachers 2 54 294
Operations Research 4 127 373
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 2 166 397
Applied Mathematics 4 199 484
Actuarial Science 3 197 508

Art & Design

The University of Lisbon ranked 1st for Art & Design in Portugal and 248th in the World with 1,588 publications made and 9,839 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Creative Writing, Art History, UX/UI Desgin, Architecture.

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 17 In Portugal
#82 of 723 In Europe
#248 of 2,700 In the World

University of Lisbon
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 2 0
1996 4 0
1997 1 1
1998 10 15
1999 10 5
2000 9 6
2001 9 11
2002 12 7
2003 13 10
2004 10 11
2005 25 17
2006 27 44
2007 33 10
2008 44 33
2009 62 48
2010 38 38
2011 53 30
2012 64 45
2013 103 81
2014 113 93
2015 128 71
2016 122 196
2017 123 53
2018 115 38
2019 138 90
2020 173 51
2021 142 21
Speciality Portugal rank Europe rank World rank
Illustration and Concept Art 1 20 54
Painting and Drawing 1 27 61
Sculpture 1 27 61
Architecture 1 30 92
UX/UI Desgin 1 59 157
Landscape Architecture 4 80 173
Art History 1 62 179
Entertainment Industry Business 1 58 198
Fashion Design 1 76 198
Interior Design 2 67 219
Multimedia 2 80 222
Cinematography 1 96 237
Aesthetics 1 97 262
Graphic Design 2 93 265
Game Design and Development 2 104 272
Creative Writing 2 102 279
Literature 2 146 414
Performing arts 4 166 432
Singing and Vocal Performance 5 173 474
Photography 7 250 655
Animation 5 238 661
Computer Graphics 4 256 709
Music 6 270 728

Economics

The University of Lisbon ranked 2nd for Economics in Portugal and 404th in the World with 1,397 publications made and 18,473 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 16 In Portugal
#150 of 790 In Europe
#404 of 3,039 In the World

University of Lisbon
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 2 0
1995 1 0
1996 4 1
1997 2 0
1998 5 1
1999 12 52
2000 4 1
2001 11 3
2002 11 32
2003 13 6
2004 20 12
2005 18 13
2006 17 25
2007 28 35
2008 50 109
2009 34 31
2010 47 68
2011 51 91
2012 49 210
2013 68 54
2014 82 145
2015 96 212
2016 147 261
2017 124 225
2018 116 169
2019 105 130
2020 112 69
2021 154 60