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York University ranked 13th in Canada, 217th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 38 research topics. York University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 57,050 academic publications and 1,180,077 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 250 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#217 of 14,131 In the World
#106 of 2,597 In North America
#13 of 101 In Canada
#6 of 24 In Ontario
#2 of 4 In Toronto
#19 of 1,063 For Intellectual Property and Patent Law
#21 of 1,001 For International Relations and Diplomacy
#22 of 1,133 For Political Economy
#236 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#149 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 35 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

York University ranked 12th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Canada and 120th in the World with 36,575 publications made and 677,473 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#12 of 91 In Canada
#66 of 1,780 In North America
#120 of 6,939 In the World

York University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 290 1285
1991 361 1533
1992 345 2111
1993 366 1886
1994 369 2212
1995 359 2231
1996 408 2574
1997 395 2571
1998 398 3072
1999 397 3232
2000 443 3967
2001 533 4531
2002 552 5346
2003 604 6380
2004 635 6985
2005 680 8470
2006 821 10110
2007 947 12210
2008 1198 14301
2009 1153 16864
2010 1322 19416
2011 1311 23026
2012 1235 26867
2013 1387 30112
2014 1415 33909
2015 1450 36021
2016 1609 35748
2017 1626 37395
2018 1489 40026
2019 1604 45865
2020 2014 55411
2021 2296 73294
2022 1955 63474

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Biology rankings

York University ranked 19th for Biology in Canada and 487th in the World with 23,495 publications made and 613,832 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Neuroscience, Paleontology, Botany.

Biology ranking Location
#19 of 85 In Canada
#157 of 1,613 In North America
#487 of 6,663 In the World

York University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 199 1827
1991 213 1968
1992 208 2870
1993 214 2227
1994 193 2463
1995 194 2617
1996 246 2879
1997 245 3057
1998 225 3480
1999 225 3655
2000 261 4477
2001 323 4902
2002 327 5201
2003 376 6076
2004 415 6902
2005 451 8276
2006 486 9511
2007 565 11673
2008 681 12949
2009 669 15009
2010 902 16889
2011 804 19634
2012 799 22417
2013 872 25112
2014 904 27604
2015 913 29631
2016 1027 30227
2017 1057 32066
2018 913 33300
2019 1148 38863
2020 1495 46956
2021 1801 61992
2022 1423 57620

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Entomology 5 45 90
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11 73 122
Astrobiology 11 98 213
Evolutionary Biology 16 112 226
Neuroscience 15 114 237
Zoology 20 126 305
Molecular Biology 17 147 385
Biophysics 19 170 428
Paleontology 21 151 429
Botany 20 142 463
Biotechnology 18 154 469
Forestry 25 127 492
Virology 19 169 495
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 27 171 513
Agricultural Science 21 134 565
Genetics 21 184 568
Biochemistry 20 175 574
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 20 187 595
Toxicology 25 172 668
Oncology and Cancer research 18 191 721
Immunology 22 227 883
Animal Science 29 218 894
Horticulture 23 160 906
Pharmacology 22 239 956
Microbiology 24 224 989
Nanotechnology 28 211 1082
Nutrition and Food Science 32 247 1594

Computer Science rankings

York University ranked 19th for Computer Science in Canada and 297th in the World with 23,294 publications made and 555,952 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Cognitive Science.

Computer Science ranking Location
#19 of 85 In Canada
#123 of 1,581 In North America
#297 of 6,597 In the World

York University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 162 1162
1991 191 1351
1992 195 2230
1993 200 1655
1994 194 1890
1995 168 1895
1996 218 2114
1997 243 2105
1998 217 2456
1999 229 2548
2000 253 3139
2001 297 3582
2002 327 4092
2003 328 4827
2004 423 5691
2005 501 6781
2006 551 8160
2007 633 10050
2008 709 11478
2009 736 13740
2010 922 15967
2011 767 18361
2012 807 21158
2013 861 23592
2014 937 26618
2015 942 27948
2016 1018 28351
2017 1114 30058
2018 1006 32338
2019 1217 37693
2020 1472 45988
2021 1673 58942
2022 1422 52743

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Cognitive Science 9 63 109
Game Design and Development 11 64 144
Management Information Systems 12 80 179
Database Administration 13 85 189
Library and Information science 11 112 204
Computational Linguistics 13 84 220
Human-Computer Interaction 12 83 223
Neuroscience 15 114 237
Computer Vision 15 88 248
Information Technology 12 130 250
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 14 93 255
UX/UI Desgin 19 100 281
Web Design and Development 16 94 291
Machine Learning 17 113 295
Robotics 20 95 306
Computer Graphics 19 102 307
Software Engineering 17 113 321
Data Science 20 132 324
Multimedia 18 133 328
Cyber Security 20 132 348
Animation 19 120 391
Computer Networking 21 137 399
Blockchain and Cryptography 22 139 438
Telecommunications 26 152 497
Computer Engineering 28 170 576
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 20 187 595

Environmental Science rankings

York University ranked 19th for Environmental Science in Canada and 322nd in the World with 22,137 publications made and 485,276 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Ecology, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#19 of 88 In Canada
#117 of 1,622 In North America
#322 of 6,683 In the World

York University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 169 1166
1991 202 1253
1992 222 1866
1993 213 1670
1994 208 1627
1995 201 1965
1996 253 2134
1997 274 2300
1998 241 2644
1999 219 2731
2000 271 3373
2001 313 3567
2002 293 4031
2003 356 4605
2004 383 5209
2005 416 6330
2006 471 7298
2007 564 8996
2008 643 10119
2009 632 11870
2010 754 13421
2011 730 15972
2012 705 18397
2013 849 20565
2014 862 22579
2015 916 24528
2016 1025 24750
2017 1042 25907
2018 952 27587
2019 1090 32255
2020 1356 39335
2021 1515 52380
2022 1268 46423

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Urban and Regional planning 6 46 136
Geography and Cartography 16 96 234
Ecology 20 117 320
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 20 132 386
Geology 21 139 415
Paleontology 21 151 429
Oceanography 24 148 465
Petrology and Geochemistry 27 142 485
Forestry 25 127 492
Environmental Management 27 137 500
Mining Engineering 27 120 504
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 27 171 513
Earth science and Geophysics 25 151 514
Agricultural Science 21 134 565
Environmental Chemistry 26 151 577
Geotechnical Engineering 28 163 578
Environmental Engineering 27 143 591
Hydrology and Water resources management 23 154 844

Engineering rankings

York University ranked 23rd for Engineering in Canada and 508th in the World with 20,283 publications made and 448,166 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications.

Engineering ranking Location
#23 of 84 In Canada
#150 of 1,531 In North America
#508 of 6,555 In the World

York University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 182 1192
1991 188 1379
1992 191 1895
1993 210 1792
1994 214 1863
1995 182 1983
1996 237 2230
1997 240 2403
1998 225 2655
1999 223 2672
2000 218 3152
2001 263 3512
2002 289 3785
2003 310 4504
2004 416 5221
2005 415 6240
2006 458 7230
2007 543 8804
2008 544 9976
2009 587 11458
2010 662 13032
2011 658 15012
2012 680 17211
2013 776 19573
2014 785 21142
2015 772 22737
2016 904 23084
2017 925 23934
2018 883 25740
2019 989 30303
2020 1261 36189
2021 1431 46734
2022 1190 42015

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Remote Sensing 9 69 165
Systems Engineering 14 77 198
Firefighting and Fire Science 7 62 214
Human-Computer Interaction 12 83 223
Operations Research 15 85 256
Automotive Engineering 18 85 289
Robotics 20 95 306
Architecture 15 95 317
Transportation Engineering 17 106 317
Product and Industrial Design 15 114 329
Acoustical Engineering 19 117 333
Aviation 16 132 359
Industrial Engineering 17 114 373
Biochemical Engineering 16 99 396
Computer Networking 21 137 399
Aerospace Engineering 21 145 414
Mechanical Engineering 21 133 420
Landscape Architecture 12 99 422
Renewable Energy Engineering 21 104 448
Civil Engineering 24 140 455
Petroleum Engineering 22 140 455
Construction Management 25 135 469
Biotechnology 18 154 469
Telecommunications 26 152 497
Mining Engineering 27 120 504
Optical Engineering 23 153 523
Automation and Control engineering 26 136 533
Computer Engineering 28 170 576
Geotechnical Engineering 28 163 578
Technical Drawing 25 146 578
Engineering Management 25 218 590
Environmental Engineering 27 143 591
Structural Engineering 29 173 604
Electrical Engineering 29 168 625
Reliability and Quality Engineering 29 186 627
Electronic Engineering 31 185 703
Architectural Engineering 29 177 705
Biomedical Engineering 25 212 783
Marine Engineering 33 201 786
Materials Science 27 197 857
Metallurgical Engineering 28 199 869
Applied/Engineering Physics 29 205 966
Nanotechnology 28 211 1082
Chemical Engineering 34 224 1290

Physics rankings

York University ranked 23rd for Physics in Canada and 490th in the World with 19,795 publications made and 439,125 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#23 of 82 In Canada
#143 of 1,508 In North America
#490 of 6,484 In the World

York University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 189 1312
1991 197 1394
1992 195 2015
1993 201 1886
1994 209 1886
1995 208 2178
1996 259 2327
1997 265 2509
1998 241 2741
1999 227 2860
2000 238 3336
2001 294 3599
2002 310 3916
2003 315 4604
2004 401 5332
2005 364 6206
2006 430 7263
2007 494 8606
2008 483 9828
2009 571 11224
2010 649 12430
2011 640 14616
2012 653 16833
2013 718 18773
2014 746 20120
2015 751 21950
2016 829 22208
2017 876 22817
2018 856 24480
2019 924 28327
2020 1072 32801
2021 1313 42352
2022 1099 37674

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Astrobiology 11 98 213
Atomic and Molecular physics 13 102 297
Astrophysics and Astronomy 14 105 299
Acoustical Engineering 19 117 333
Biophysics 19 170 428
Theoretical Physics 19 121 450
Nuclear Physics 21 138 455
Quantum and Particle physics 23 138 490
Optical Engineering 23 153 523
Materials Science 27 197 857
Medical Physics 26 242 877
Applied/Engineering Physics 29 205 966
Condensed Matter Physics 26 199 975
Nanotechnology 28 211 1082

Medicine rankings

York University ranked 17th for Medicine in Canada and 422nd in the World with 18,355 publications made and 504,165 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Pathology, Public Health, Nursing, Clinical Psychology.

Medicine ranking Location
#17 of 83 In Canada
#155 of 1,578 In North America
#422 of 6,552 In the World

York University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 122 1130
1991 141 1238
1992 153 2225
1993 140 1412
1994 135 1724
1995 133 1884
1996 164 2040
1997 175 2083
1998 170 2503
1999 154 2552
2000 207 3051
2001 215 3471
2002 221 3840
2003 254 4424
2004 270 5075
2005 300 6115
2006 355 7215
2007 444 8846
2008 519 10014
2009 545 11826
2010 654 13406
2011 608 15564
2012 673 18442
2013 696 20945
2014 744 23223
2015 804 24911
2016 792 25223
2017 872 26785
2018 786 27548
2019 967 31563
2020 1364 40629
2021 1563 53913
2022 1235 51363

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Clinical Psychology 9 68 93
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11 73 122
Sports / Exercise science 15 75 134
Social Work 7 86 158
Occupational Therapy 16 92 186
Optometry 14 88 194
Audiology 13 93 200
Gerontology 15 124 206
Nursing 15 110 206
Sports Medicine 17 102 211
Physical Therapy 16 107 214
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 16 135 236
Healthcare Management (MHA) 17 128 244
Public Health 18 127 249
Psychiatry 16 123 265
Ophthalmology 14 113 280
Health Science 16 159 329
Epidemiology 19 136 436
Family medicine 20 180 459
Anatomy and Physiology 18 163 471
Pathology 19 164 490
Virology 19 169 495
Pharmacy 18 118 514
Forensic Science 24 168 543
Orthodontics 21 166 570
Pediatrics 18 167 625
Dentistry 21 173 649
Anesthesiology 21 187 650
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 21 187 664
Toxicology 25 172 668
Cardiology 20 193 673
Critical Care Nursing 19 213 713
Oncology and Cancer research 18 191 721
Surgery 20 201 741
Biomedical Engineering 25 212 783
Urology 18 198 800
Plastic Surgery 18 221 810
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 19 182 845
Medical Physics 26 242 877
Immunology 22 227 883
Radiation Therapy 25 228 939
Sonography and Ultrasound 26 209 940
Respiratory Therapy 23 236 956
Pharmacology 22 239 956
Veterinary 23 202 1121
Dermatology 23 280 1507
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 23 298 1569

Psychology rankings

York University ranked 15th for Psychology in Canada and 188th in the World with 17,294 publications made and 456,873 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#15 of 83 In Canada
#104 of 1,538 In North America
#188 of 6,353 In the World

York University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 110 988
1991 129 1130
1992 143 2043
1993 142 1369
1994 134 1675
1995 146 1666
1996 139 1820
1997 161 1874
1998 159 2159
1999 166 2170
2000 185 2701
2001 213 3124
2002 236 3509
2003 251 4061
2004 300 4590
2005 305 5542
2006 347 6555
2007 427 7953
2008 512 9047
2009 521 10655
2010 727 12474
2011 608 14577
2012 622 17030
2013 672 18994
2014 711 21864
2015 736 23324
2016 740 23384
2017 865 24899
2018 752 25839
2019 900 29659
2020 1107 36121
2021 1346 46897
2022 1092 42064

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 3 23 27
Sexology 5 41 47
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 5 33 56
Child Psychology 10 71 92
Social Psychology 9 69 93
Clinical Psychology 9 68 93
Cognitive Science 9 63 109
Special Education 7 72 124
Education Majors 11 89 139
Social Work 7 86 158
Occupational Therapy 16 92 186
Neuroscience 15 114 237
Psychiatry 16 123 265

Chemistry rankings

York University ranked 22nd for Chemistry in Canada and 619th in the World with 14,620 publications made and 379,273 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#22 of 79 In Canada
#175 of 1,436 In North America
#619 of 6,327 In the World

York University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 161 1496
1991 156 1597
1992 163 1909
1993 176 1902
1994 157 1878
1995 147 2123
1996 215 2447
1997 186 2559
1998 182 2844
1999 174 2971
2000 184 3449
2001 233 3618
2002 211 3722
2003 227 4404
2004 269 4995
2005 286 5675
2006 323 6622
2007 367 7851
2008 396 8542
2009 415 9828
2010 406 10589
2011 462 12322
2012 467 13703
2013 492 15348
2014 489 16400
2015 521 17638
2016 598 18094
2017 601 19139
2018 552 19705
2019 659 22774
2020 793 26500
2021 985 35081
2022 782 33265

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Computational Chemistry 13 114 386
Biochemical Engineering 16 99 396
Petrology and Geochemistry 27 142 485
Pharmacy 18 118 514
Biochemistry 20 175 574
Environmental Chemistry 26 151 577
Physical chemistry 22 148 637
Organic Chemistry 23 179 689
Inorganic Chemistry 22 163 770
Materials Science 27 197 857
Nanotechnology 28 211 1082
Chemical Engineering 34 224 1290
Nutrition and Food Science 32 247 1594
Radiochemistry 35 232 1687

Business rankings

York University ranked 10th for Business in Canada and 132nd in the World with 12,901 publications made and 322,468 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Public Policy / Administration.

Business ranking Location
#10 of 79 In Canada
#73 of 1,346 In North America
#132 of 6,002 In the World

York University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 83 455
1991 90 539
1992 84 659
1993 88 678
1994 98 759
1995 101 838
1996 126 949
1997 142 962
1998 139 1104
1999 121 1266
2000 144 1454
2001 176 1650
2002 170 1898
2003 208 2326
2004 242 2884
2005 258 3249
2006 334 4019
2007 373 4944
2008 469 5958
2009 499 7359
2010 483 8490
2011 499 10160
2012 505 11595
2013 542 13426
2014 550 14820
2015 540 15477
2016 600 15652
2017 641 16148
2018 566 17084
2019 612 20148
2020 744 23849
2021 836 32843
2022 730 27270

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Business.

Economics rankings

York University ranked 10th for Economics in Canada and 110th in the World with 11,199 publications made and 215,401 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#10 of 79 In Canada
#66 of 1,334 In North America
#110 of 5,789 In the World

York University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 64 288
1991 94 357
1992 90 391
1993 82 414
1994 85 500
1995 88 505
1996 121 660
1997 120 709
1998 116 800
1999 119 922
2000 125 1009
2001 169 1238
2002 170 1383
2003 163 1761
2004 197 2053
2005 227 2362
2006 270 2942
2007 304 3566
2008 402 4013
2009 389 5197
2010 404 5977
2011 412 7122
2012 424 8361
2013 485 9572
2014 447 10704
2015 495 11274
2016 544 11384
2017 508 11655
2018 484 12163
2019 521 14522
2020 690 18290
2021 716 26050
2022 612 21986

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
International Relations and Diplomacy 3 12 21
Political Economy 3 12 22
Investment Banking and Stock trading 2 37 63
Actuarial Science 5 49 73
Finance 6 62 107
International Trade 7 39 119
Development Studies 11 83 145
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 12 86 171
Agricultural Economics 9 81 180
International Economics 9 53 193
Environmental Economics 15 66 267

Mathematics rankings

York University ranked 19th for Mathematics in Canada and 308th in the World with 10,962 publications made and 274,501 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

Mathematics ranking Location
#19 of 78 In Canada
#123 of 1,383 In North America
#308 of 6,132 In the World

York University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 76 482
1991 87 566
1992 77 612
1993 81 666
1994 80 732
1995 85 831
1996 105 914
1997 119 910
1998 108 989
1999 117 1092
2000 127 1334
2001 125 1524
2002 151 1658
2003 161 2093
2004 218 2535
2005 217 2989
2006 278 3665
2007 333 4436
2008 346 5106
2009 377 6270
2010 391 7221
2011 376 8580
2012 412 9921
2013 420 11188
2014 436 12929
2015 465 13656
2016 478 13978
2017 517 14208
2018 457 14687
2019 520 17995
2020 700 21769
2021 856 30918
2022 674 27771

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Actuarial Science 5 49 73
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 12 86 171
Math Teachers 11 114 188
Operations Research 15 85 256
Applied Mathematics 14 86 269
Statistics 19 128 321
Blockchain and Cryptography 22 139 438

Art & Design rankings

York University ranked 8th for Art & Design in Canada and 98th in the World with 7,967 publications made and 116,330 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#8 of 81 In Canada
#57 of 1,317 In North America
#98 of 5,426 In the World

York University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 49 188
1991 76 284
1992 85 489
1993 86 352
1994 86 335
1995 80 425
1996 92 407
1997 93 472
1998 85 574
1999 78 540
2000 90 747
2001 124 823
2002 127 1030
2003 140 1102
2004 143 1243
2005 157 1619
2006 174 1830
2007 192 2112
2008 246 2463
2009 263 2859
2010 288 3289
2011 296 3990
2012 263 4620
2013 309 5118
2014 316 5839
2015 293 5899
2016 364 6047
2017 401 6227
2018 345 6728
2019 367 7369
2020 414 9134
2021 524 12568
2022 437 10345

The following table provides academic rankings for York University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Canada ranking North America ranking World rank
Creative Writing 5 23 37
Aesthetics 5 38 61
Entertainment Industry Business 5 36 62
Literature 5 45 78
Art History 6 58 90
Performing arts 6 49 98
Photography 5 51 98
Cinematography 5 41 101
Game Design and Development 11 64 144
Fashion Design 11 71 153
Music 11 96 194
Illustration and Concept Art 11 75 254
Singing and Vocal Performance 20 119 267
Painting and Drawing 14 81 271
Sculpture 14 81 271
UX/UI Desgin 19 100 281
Graphic Design 15 120 293
Computer Graphics 19 102 307
Architecture 15 95 317
Multimedia 18 133 328
Animation 19 120 391
Landscape Architecture 12 99 422
Interior Design 15 116 473