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The University of Oxford ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom and 13th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 1-3 in 20 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Oxford is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 272,578 publications and 14,728,854 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 1,182 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#13 of 14,160In the World
#2 of 2,789In Europe
#2 of 163In the United Kingdom
#2 of 131In England
#1 of 2In Oxford
#1 of 1,127For Philosophy
#1 of 1,004For Classics and Ancient History
#1 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#19 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#38 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top1-3For 17 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Oxford ranked 3rd for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 27th in the World with 60,134 publications made and 4,047,115 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Virology.

RankRanking
#3 of 133In the United Kingdom
#4 of 1,028In Europe
#27 of 4,839In the World

University of Oxford
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19903711099
19914111107
19924031268
1993405975
19944281732
19954451908
19965333886
19975642730
19985962957
19995482903
20006153795
20016593504
20026834344
20037996566
20048916557
200510809518
200612028916
2007122411122
2008145212330
2009165134878
2010169820682
2011195918601
2012250223920
2013289923608
2014320828844
2015367734273
2016389534822
2017420636562
2018380027612
2019435923148
2020557959187

Biology

The University of Oxford ranked 2nd for Biology in the United Kingdom and 19th in the World with 56,907 publications made and 4,603,661 citations received. Main research topics: Genetics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroscience, Oncology and Cancer research.

RankRanking
#2 of 123In the United Kingdom
#2 of 958In Europe
#19 of 4,578In the World

University of Oxford
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905221583
19915691767
19925921844
19936392013
19946982900
19956412693
19967543317
19977794174
19988514600
19998725305
20009398901
20019168104
20029667880
200310198693
200411169181
2005123810462
2006136211784
2007146413339
2008168315325
2009181116618
2010189723796
2011193620507
2012222821859
2013250526099
2014259427882
2015299429522
2016302630349
2017312125726
2018260021570
2019274619771
2020337126953

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Oxford ranked 1st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 3rd in the World with 54,143 publications made and 1,967,954 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, History, Law.

RankRanking
#1 of 142In the United Kingdom
#1 of 1,158In Europe
#3 of 5,152In the World

University of Oxford
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990347421
1991367561
1992420591
1993412559
1994452996
1995416703
1996427894
19974721179
19985181044
19996271737
20007463632
20016942652
20026372684
20037173183
20048984055
200511724742
200613295261
200714466442
200816187165
200917987232
2010198011913
201121268852
2012240811707
2013281611870
2014282114726
2015298314557
2016299315650
2017301514887
2018298516947
2019312410315
2020387034832

Physics

The University of Oxford ranked 3rd for Physics in the United Kingdom and 21st in the World with 46,792 publications made and 2,482,713 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Atomic and Molecular physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

RankRanking
#3 of 105In the United Kingdom
#3 of 978In Europe
#21 of 4,160In the World

University of Oxford
Physics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990413596
1991468973
1992508656
1993574911
19945871018
19956281055
19968172139
19977841495
19988792393
19998782000
20009122638
20019172827
20029503214
20039092966
200410214246
200511504243
200612865461
200712715301
200812895855
200914288406
2010155310368
2011154412954
2012181516908
2013182618388
2014193625337
2015210721640
2016218723895
2017208717222
2018204815363
2019206515273
2020213030547

Chemistry

The University of Oxford ranked 3rd for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 31st in the World with 32,041 publications made and 1,584,762 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#3 of 108In the United Kingdom
#4 of 995In Europe
#31 of 4,409In the World

University of Oxford
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990380615
1991399594
1992405608
1993476839
19944971044
19954421018
19965571313
19975561579
19986072067
19995531575
20006652336
20016072520
20026732624
20036342587
20046503217
20057543061
20068433283
20077583406
20088614361
20098934001
20109466317
20119676085
201210665441
201310567995
2014117010501
201513249305
2016138710242
201713639060
201811677114
201911915925
202012465294

Engineering

The University of Oxford ranked 4th for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 52nd in the World with 28,434 publications made and 1,131,243 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.

RankRanking
#4 of 123In the United Kingdom
#8 of 1,147In Europe
#52 of 4,716In the World

University of Oxford
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990274231
1991296344
1992300308
1993366340
1994375468
1995354651
1996417768
19974211022
19984671072
1999460903
20004731198
20014451066
20024741251
20034651603
20044922141
20056191804
20067752325
20077062541
20087783234
20098113014
20108945308
20119144646
201211015968
201310818457
2014125010203
2015139213899
2016151210621
201714839720
201815058321
201915167851
202015686706

Computer Science

The University of Oxford ranked 1st for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 12th in the World with 27,183 publications made and 2,185,456 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computer Vision.

RankRanking
#1 of 130In the United Kingdom
#1 of 1,068In Europe
#12 of 4,494In the World

University of Oxford
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990176498
1991176732
1992219732
1993233780
1994196949
19952771139
19962351813
19972641618
19983251470
19993022003
20003213609
20013173936
20023583149
20033704046
20044554649
20054874349
20066085049
20075985752
20087395770
20097796256
201092510374
20119548908
201211349424
2013129612637
2014134421265
2015153021502
2016161518306
2017180918066
2018188521056
2019215319893
2020246016232

Psychology

The University of Oxford ranked 2nd for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 14th in the World with 21,498 publications made and 1,654,360 citations received. Main research topics: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Psychiatry, Child Psychology.

RankRanking
#2 of 135In the United Kingdom
#2 of 846In Europe
#14 of 3,753In the World

University of Oxford
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990146534
1991155686
1992162677
1993178629
19941721236
1995204974
1996201811
19972291297
19982691447
19992331531
20002552407
20012912335
20023232550
20033503518
20044204079
20054254222
20065215326
20075674695
20086836228
20096696202
20107656650
20117635735
20129548518
201311159068
201412009928
201513169723
2016131710319
2017140510204
201811319709
201912247549
202014286460

Environmental Science

The University of Oxford ranked 1st for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 15th in the World with 20,538 publications made and 1,230,864 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Geography and Cartography, Environmental Management, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

RankRanking
#1 of 123In the United Kingdom
#1 of 951In Europe
#15 of 4,129In the World

University of Oxford
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990151499
1991145396
1992170390
1993178409
1994204898
1995165463
1996216634
1997206752
1998206737
19992171062
20002712627
20012641238
20022962086
20033221623
20043532566
20053382482
20064823651
20075053416
20086324151
20096987201
20107075846
20117265446
20128916304
201310668857
201410656802
201511508253
201611988464
201712677931
201810576721
201912398165
2020133312345

Economics

The University of Oxford ranked 1st for Economics in the United Kingdom and 7th in the World with 12,459 publications made and 628,383 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Development Studies, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance.

RankRanking
#1 of 121In the United Kingdom
#1 of 803In Europe
#7 of 3,117In the World

University of Oxford
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905188
1991491306
199262299
199365228
199465192
199578404
199688164
1997100351
1998125600
1999147740
20001901009
2001177527
20022041308
20032231088
20042561569
20052901615
20063351702
20073841896
20084375125
20095832816
20105262710
20115322620
20126213152
20137443598
20147492986
20158013739
20167003800
20177202875
20186361926
20196842133
20208097392

Business

The University of Oxford ranked 2nd for Business in the United Kingdom and 29th in the World with 11,956 publications made and 518,768 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Public Policy / Administration, Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems.

RankRanking
#2 of 130In the United Kingdom
#2 of 1,028In Europe
#29 of 4,080In the World

University of Oxford
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904523
19914838
19925873
199374124
199469203
199581385
199678300
199792359
1998133437
1999140417
2000164485
2001168840
20021711018
2003204992
20042721869
20052781407
20063441833
20074181919
20084271656
20095042121
20105121752
20115472434
20125854021
20136624004
20146792839
20157654232
20167385155
20177703798
20186182649
20196712482
20207974603

Mathematics

The University of Oxford ranked 2nd for Mathematics in the United Kingdom and 29th in the World with 7,997 publications made and 520,827 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Math Teachers.

RankRanking
#2 of 116In the United Kingdom
#2 of 838In Europe
#29 of 3,475In the World

University of Oxford
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199042110
1991431281
199246533
199351212
199450227
199556291
199667297
199795374
199887533
199996693
2000119842
2001124887
2002147753
2003130672
20041581173
20052041196
20061831067
20072171129
20082414220
20092701394
20102861512
20113092457
20123421761
20133791674
20144151482
20155163636
20164442579
20174992071
20184422062
20195163859
20205652353

Art & Design

The University of Oxford ranked 1st for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 4th in the World with 7,146 publications made and 139,752 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Art History, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Performing arts.

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

RankRanking
#1 of 134In the United Kingdom
#1 of 734In Europe
#4 of 2,801In the World

University of Oxford
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904116
1991549
19926840
19934720
19946227
19955640
19966430
19976536
1998102115
199986241
200095356
200190178
200271119
20039377
2004135210
2005166106
2006186299
2007209440
2008221197
2009254303
2010293821
2011289411
2012358499
2013403730
2014366626
20154035594
2016424559
2017373618
2018376542
20193361042
2020355445