University of Stellenbosch: Rankings

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The University of Stellenbosch ranked 3rd in South Africa and 411th in the World 2021 overall rankings, plus got TOP 100 in 15 academic topics. EduRank's ranking for the University of Stellenbosch is based on 3 factors: research performance (a proprietary algorithm evaluated 43,848 publications and 1,061,117 citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 84 notable alumni .

RankRanking
#411 of 14,160In the World
#3 of 1,103In Africa
#3 of 26In South Africa
#27 of 1,003For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#35 of 1,076For Horticulture
#43 of 1,029For Forestry
#662 of 8,209For Alumni Impact
#565 of 14,160For Non-academic Prominence
Top100For 12 other topics

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Medicine

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 3rd for Medicine in South Africa and 378th in the World with 11,019 publications made and 345,815 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Public Health, Health Science, Psychiatry, Immunology.

RankRanking
#3 of 24In South Africa
#4 of 262In Africa
#378 of 4,839In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Medicine Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19906760
19918844
19928277
19937978
19949793
1995111137
1996126136
1997100202
199894175
1999126258
2000162294
2001157469
2002159427
2003172495
2004186592
2005217747
2006256910
2007266969
20083551173
20094081558
20104291907
20114361432
20126283117
20135972195
20146562617
20156553719
20166443248
20177135834
20186245906
20196211964
20207612941

Biology

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 2nd for Biology in South Africa and 325th in the World with 10,662 publications made and 341,692 citations received. Main research topics: Botany, Agricultural Science, Biochemistry, Horticulture, Nutrition and Food Science.

RankRanking
#2 of 24In South Africa
#2 of 264In Africa
#325 of 4,578In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Biology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19908857
19918370
19927858
19939370
19949267
1995122150
1996109179
199797138
1998107182
1999135342
2000172547
2001170496
2002192842
2003195678
2004245772
2005206922
2006228967
2007271946
20083131113
20093891743
20104142131
20114201665
20124832973
20135042055
20145842147
20155622043
20166552491
20178904188
20185303130
20195572138
20206322298

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 4th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in South Africa and 229th in the World with 10,060 publications made and 184,433 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Theology / Divinity / Religious studies, History.

RankRanking
#4 of 24In South Africa
#4 of 267In Africa
#229 of 5,152In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990224
19913912
19923212
19934622
19944922
19954924
19967340
19975945
19985955
19997588
20008798
2001117152
2002105151
2003133263
2004166261
2005177457
2006187543
2007182516
2008263610
2009283964
20103531557
2011499814
20127731149
20136951172
20147781641
20157001252
20167842282
20176794699
20187044525
20196642047
20206782266

Environmental Science

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 3rd for Environmental Science in South Africa and 186th in the World with 7,320 publications made and 255,973 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geography and Cartography, Agricultural Science, Environmental Management, Geology.

RankRanking
#3 of 23In South Africa
#3 of 244In Africa
#186 of 4,129In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19905740
19914224
19924447
19933730
19944124
19957176
19964474
199760112
19983979
19994774
200064130
200154154
2002104316
200398383
2004128834
2005134626
2006163881
2007209883
2008204843
20092471448
20102681734
20113601876
20123821712
20134131669
20144631980
20154343020
20165622634
20175902866
20183691390
20194091631
20204901885

Engineering

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 2nd for Engineering in South Africa and 554th in the World with 4,966 publications made and 99,060 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Electronic Engineering, Automation and Control engineering, Optical Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering.

RankRanking
#2 of 23In South Africa
#3 of 235In Africa
#554 of 4,716In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Engineering Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902712
1991164
19924420
19933123
19944866
19954657
19965755
19973682
19987256
19995846
200049155
20015559
200285441
200368115
200466141
2005103372
200680310
2007115317
2008117251
2009130357
2010183452
2011217537
2012288383
2013354823
2014320794
2015315813
20163231213
20173391064
20183421051
2019303715
20203241014

Chemistry

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 3rd for Chemistry in South Africa and 571st in the World with 4,588 publications made and 134,411 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, Petrology and Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering.

RankRanking
#3 of 24In South Africa
#5 of 235In Africa
#571 of 4,409In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Chemistry Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
19902213
19913225
19923417
19933319
19944250
19954994
19963975
19973086
19985394
19994097
200075228
200175226
200290274
200385276
200481245
2005115562
2006107380
2007121344
2008122355
2009131563
2010179809
2011163660
2012209738
2013255983
2014221793
2015255968
20162721174
20173321718
20183041023
2019266812
2020286834

Psychology

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 3rd for Psychology in South Africa and 377th in the World with 3,400 publications made and 98,441 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Education Majors, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Child Psychology.

RankRanking
#3 of 23In South Africa
#3 of 118In Africa
#377 of 3,753In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Psychology Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199062
1991167
199283
199396
1994112
19952243
19961811
19972455
19982056
19992637
200045111
200141119
200248153
200354242
200483303
200582252
200678291
200773304
2008114333
2009110355
2010105461
2011158465
20122161392
2013220718
2014264797
2015248648
2016287950
20172681111
20182071835
2019187554
2020190876

Business

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 5th for Business in South Africa and 406th in the World with 2,785 publications made and 41,701 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Marketing, Public Policy / Administration, Management Information Systems, Management.

RankRanking
#5 of 22In South Africa
#5 of 186In Africa
#406 of 4,080In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Business Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990101
199180
199261
1993121
1994168
1995176
1996174
19971818
19981715
19992120
20002238
20012931
20022974
20033932
20045599
200559242
20065093
200755236
200877178
200982192
201089251
2011146352
2012213302
2013219285
2014206321
2015198279
2016207297
2017196473
2018171461
2019200387
2020164430

Economics

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 4th for Economics in South Africa and 250th in the World with 2,281 publications made and 33,888 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics.

RankRanking
#4 of 22In South Africa
#4 of 156In Africa
#250 of 3,117In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Economics Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
1990152
199150
199291
19932012
1994182
1995152
19961511
19971811
19981922
1999159
20002030
20013123
20022949
200339135
20042524
20054884
200640103
200762246
200854124
200968162
201081128
2011124334
2012150143
2013168327
2014163256
2015174256
2016169275
2017151426
2018114169
2019164566
2020140530

Art & Design

The University of Stellenbosch ranked 5th for Art & Design in South Africa and 329th in the World with 1,350 publications made and 6,318 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Creative Writing, Aesthetics, Art History, 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
#5 of 19In South Africa
#5 of 69In Africa
#329 of 2,801In the World

University of Stellenbosch
Art & Design Publications & Citations

YearPublicationsCitations
199020
199110
199241
199380
199491
1995110
1996161
199750
199873
1999162
200091
2001183
2002121
2003244
20042825
20051919
20062635
20072130
20083523
20093746
20104428
20117026
201211528
201311426
201412955
201510638
2016101257
20178632
20188360
20197339
20206967

Other rankings

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