University of Reading: Rankings

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The University of Reading ranked 30th in the United Kingdom and 294th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 43 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Reading is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 49,242 publications and 1,972,392 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 123 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#294 of 14,160In the World
#111 of 2,789In Europe
#30 of 163In the United Kingdom
#24 of 131In England
#5 of 1,182For Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
#21 of 1,023For Archaeology
#26 of 1,621For Nutrition and Food Science
#471 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#382 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 40 other topics

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Environmental Science

The University of Reading ranked 7th for Environmental Science in the United Kingdom and 60th in the World with 11,279 publications made and 635,802 citations received. Main research topics: Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Geology, Agricultural Science, Environmental Management, Ecology.

RankRanking
#7 of 123In the United Kingdom
#12 of 951In Europe
#60 of 4,129In the World

University of Reading
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199093190
1991105229
1992119256
1993118329
1994149315
1995160322
1996145392
1997168506
1998178530
1999192544
2000221696
2001193824
20022271271
20032721335
20042801585
20052781874
20063182323
20073452252
20083191564
20093962266
20104062837
20113972775
20123742450
20135075987
20144983679
20155084423
20165493839
20175313952
20184743143
20195433846
20206033573

Biology

The University of Reading ranked 23rd for Biology in the United Kingdom and 256th in the World with 10,408 publications made and 553,322 citations received. Main research topics: Agricultural Science, Botany, Nutrition and Food Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology.

RankRanking
#23 of 123In the United Kingdom
#88 of 958In Europe
#256 of 4,578In the World

University of Reading
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990142251
1991135165
1992134316
1993159267
1994184238
1995191335
1996197390
1997183439
1998240796
19992861271
20002611139
20012531003
20022711498
20032691338
20042741715
20052561250
20062151529
20072671280
20082761412
20092981749
20102872511
20112811831
20122982122
20133272508
20143281886
20153322251
20163562223
20173151888
20182761593
20193211919
20203301424

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Reading ranked 31st for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in the United Kingdom and 168th in the World with 9,152 publications made and 237,328 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Demography, History, Law.

RankRanking
#31 of 142In the United Kingdom
#50 of 1,158In Europe
#168 of 5,152In the World

University of Reading
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19907661
19917434
199210060
199310786
1994111135
1995137102
1996135194
1997127161
1998155172
1999172443
2000191640
2001168327
2002140478
2003174478
2004207506
2005229734
2006234770
2007258684
2008331876
2009326964
20103371016
2011334907
2012351668
20134051200
20143731127
20154071482
20164371531
20174341626
20183981222
20194481180
20205061593

Chemistry

The University of Reading ranked 24th for Chemistry in the United Kingdom and 316th in the World with 6,863 publications made and 336,074 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry.

RankRanking
#24 of 108In the United Kingdom
#101 of 995In Europe
#316 of 4,409In the World

University of Reading
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990106165
199111494
1992106110
1993112156
1994164223
1995137321
1996173384
1997141348
1998179493
1999168634
2000179521
2001184635
2002172899
2003208960
2004168990
2005157568
20061551078
2007208766
2008175835
2009198986
20102131139
2011182958
2012175840
20131781737
2014186775
20152081131
2016177652
2017182980
2018160949
2019158618
2020165599

Engineering

The University of Reading ranked 33rd for Engineering in the United Kingdom and 421st in the World with 5,959 publications made and 189,818 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Remote Sensing, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Chemical Engineering.

RankRanking
#33 of 123In the United Kingdom
#132 of 1,147In Europe
#421 of 4,716In the World

University of Reading
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19907861
199110063
199211181
19938569
1994124114
1995123186
1996142141
199794167
1998142214
1999137457
2000146323
2001131263
2002111359
2003142559
2004131413
2005172425
2006163295
2007183474
2008186638
2009206769
2010170678
2011183513
2012182597
2013218696
2014239924
2015225844
2016212817
20172231175
2018178601
2019182657
2020156593

Business

The University of Reading ranked 18th for Business in the United Kingdom and 100th in the World with 4,919 publications made and 202,432 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Management Information Systems, Marketing, International Business.

RankRanking
#18 of 130In the United Kingdom
#24 of 1,028In Europe
#100 of 4,080In the World

University of Reading
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902817
19913818
19923015
19934289
199462104
19957496
199665198
19975759
199891515
199972171
200098429
2001103283
200289730
2003122379
2004140444
2005162630
2006142721
2007172523
2008181707
2009214765
2010214795
2011220942
2012219715
2013246705
20142311765
2015241881
2016242631
2017252890
2018201753
2019231797
20202561215

Computer Science

The University of Reading ranked 31st for Computer Science in the United Kingdom and 332nd in the World with 4,565 publications made and 142,297 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Vision, Neuroscience.

RankRanking
#31 of 130In the United Kingdom
#118 of 1,068In Europe
#332 of 4,494In the World

University of Reading
Computer Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902929
19913767
19927399
19935436
19945287
19956541
199665157
199779116
1998111215
199986195
200086306
200198262
200290642
200375212
200488201
2005142324
2006151257
2007133292
2008152538
2009209568
2010207603
2011148345
2012142511
2013212695
2014264807
2015248933
2016209767
2017207941
2018190779
2019210720
20202351113

Medicine

The University of Reading ranked 42nd for Medicine in the United Kingdom and 574th in the World with 4,174 publications made and 191,725 citations received. Main research topics: Health Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Psychology, Public Health, Pharmacy.

RankRanking
#42 of 133In the United Kingdom
#194 of 1,028In Europe
#574 of 4,839In the World

University of Reading
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19904152
19915191
19923665
19933433
19944655
199555118
199656134
199775167
199875244
199973250
200074199
200185272
200281395
200392412
2004106517
200599376
200696571
2007130512
2008153774
2009133705
2010141796
2011143945
20121521349
2013175850
20141761387
2015172978
2016182964
20172141680
2018172926
20192111264
20202331883

Economics

The University of Reading ranked 17th for Economics in the United Kingdom and 86th in the World with 3,641 publications made and 121,055 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Development Studies, Political Economy.

RankRanking
#17 of 121In the United Kingdom
#23 of 803In Europe
#86 of 3,117In the World

University of Reading
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901714
19913114
1992256
19934065
19944289
19953860
19964382
19973562
199870182
199965165
200075173
200178228
200287609
200394268
2004102220
2005107292
200695262
2007123292
2008147375
2009145477
2010128483
2011169451
2012178524
2013167586
20141621648
2015179594
2016149404
2017194663
2018116551
2019173744
2020185558

Psychology

The University of Reading ranked 32nd for Psychology in the United Kingdom and 277th in the World with 3,344 publications made and 165,535 citations received. Main research topics: Cognitive Science, Child Psychology, Social Psychology, Education Majors, Neuroscience.

RankRanking
#32 of 135In the United Kingdom
#81 of 846In Europe
#277 of 3,753In the World

University of Reading
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19901317
19912869
19922781
19933665
19942652
19953585
199641193
19973892
199847265
199961279
200058325
200147194
200238208
200354377
200461301
200583420
200686552
200788408
2008127574
2009105614
2010115700
2011127815
2012144763
2013143676
2014174885
2015179805
2016210779
20172321108
2018168495
2019162529
2020204901

Mathematics

The University of Reading ranked 18th for Mathematics in the United Kingdom and 163rd in the World with 2,643 publications made and 104,132 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Math Teachers.

RankRanking
#18 of 116In the United Kingdom
#43 of 838In Europe
#163 of 3,475In the World

University of Reading
Mathematics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902421
19912125
19922114
19932793
19942787
19953754
199627103
19974263
19985698
199955119
200058181
200156138
200276552
200375270
200493361
200595207
200681215
200774139
2008109387
200995257
201094194
2011113304
201293230
2013114349
20141001518
2015120424
2016109241
2017103260
201876194
2019117248
2020122317
SpecialityUnited Kingdom rankEurope rankWorld rank
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics122488
Statistics1422105
Actuarial Science1733119
Math Teachers2238209
Applied Mathematics2194248
Operations Research3287259
Blockchain and Cryptography51290834

Art & Design

The University of Reading ranked 28th for Art & Design in the United Kingdom and 159th in the World with 1,665 publications made and 21,185 citations received. Main research topics: Creative Writing, Art History, Literature, Multimedia, Aesthetics.

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

RankRanking
#28 of 134In the United Kingdom
#51 of 734In Europe
#159 of 2,801In the World

University of Reading
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990123
1991101
1992112
1993177
1994114
19952814
19962821
19971919
19984059
19994043
20003933
20012756
20021115
20033761
20044335
20054269
20064295
20075930
20086133
200964141
20106552
20115858
20126887
20138169
201475116
201594106
20168846
201793129
20187459
20198766
202093100

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the University of Reading

SpecialityUnited KingdomEuropeWorld Rank
Atomic and Molecular physics26151314
Astrophysics and Astronomy35167407
Physics39194531
Condensed Matter Physics39246605
Quantum and Particle physics42262655
Theoretical Physics49291763