QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012 - Physics & Astronomy

Discover the world’s top universities for physics & astronomy, compare universities on three key indicators, and create your own personalized ranking based on the criteria that matter most to you.

Rankings
My Rank QS Rank QS Rank School Name Country QS Stars Rating Overall
Academic Reputation
The Academic Reputation Index is the centrepiece of the QS World University Rankings® carrying a weighting of 40%. It is an approach to international university evaluation that QS pioneered in 2004 and is the component that attracts the greatest interest and scrutiny. In concert with the Employer Reputation Index it is the aspect which sets this ranking most clearly apart from any other.
Employer Reputation
The QS Global Employer Survey has seen a dramatic increase in response in 2012 from 17,000 in 2011 to over 25,500 in 2012. Growth has been seen worldwide but nowhere more profoundly than in Latin America, where a campaign conducted in Spanish met with great success. Responses are closely scrutinized and weighted to eliminate biases that may result from disproportionate response levels.
Citations Per Paper
Citations per Paper focuses on the performance of the papers an institution produces that are actually indexed in Scopus – ignoring efforts undertaken resulting in publication in local language journals that may not be covered by Scopus. A publication threshold of 100 papers is applied to eliminate anomalous low numbers of papers from overly benefiting small institutions.
1 1
United States
91.60
100 92.8 82.5
2 2
United States
89.60
87.4 93.7 89.8
3 3
United States
87.20
86.6 89.8 86.5
4 4
United Kingdom
87.00
86.9 93.5 83.9
5 5
United Kingdom
86.30
85 96.9 82.2
6 6
United States
86.10
83.3 84.1 90
7 7
United States
85.70
86.7 85.4 84.8
8 8
United States
85.50
79.3 82.2 93.3
9 9
84.00
74.2 97.1 87.2
10 10
Switzerland
83.70
82 85.4 84.5
11 11
United States
82.50
74 83 90.8
12 12
Germany
82.40
75.5 69.4 95.7
13 13
United Kingdom
82.00
81 86.7 80.7
14 14
Japan
81.50
86.3 90.9 72
15 15
United States
81.20
77.4 78.4 86.3
16 16
United States
81.10
77.8 78.4 85.8
17 17
United States
80.10
77.4 87 79.3
18 18
United States
79.70
86.2 68.3 78.9
19 19
United Kingdom
78.40
65.3 82.2 89.5
20 20
77.90
63.9 80.8 90.4
21 21
United States
77.80
73.1 75.8 83.5
22 22
United States
77.70
77.2 73.5 80.3
23 23=
United Kingdom
77.40
69.7 84.3 81.7
24 23=
Canada
77.40
71 78.3 83.4
25 25
United States
77.00
70.2 78.8 82.9
26 26
Germany
76.70
68.7 74.2 86
27 27
Germany
76.60
72.1 59.2 89.9
28 28
United States
76.50
63.3 71.2 92.3
29 29
Singapore
75.90
73.6 88.3 71.9
30 30
United Kingdom
75.90
67 76.4 84.5
31 31
United States
75.80
66.7 72.2 86.6
32 31=
United States
75.80
72.3 79.2 77.5
33 33
Australia
75.60
73.6 83 74
34 33=
United Kingdom
75.60
58.6 71.4 94.6
35 33=
Japan
75.60
80 87.8 65.1
36 36
United States
75.50
60.3 81.4 87.7
37 37
France
75.40
78.6 72.9 73.5
38 38
United States
75.20
64.3 70 88.7
39 39=
United States
75.00
62.2 77.5 86.5
40 40
Japan
75.00
74.5 100 62.9
41 41
United States
75.00
69.1 79.7 78.5
41 39=
United States
75.00
69.1 79.7 78.5
42 42
United States
74.80
64.4 78.9 83.2
43 43=
China
74.40
76.6 87.7 65.5
44 43=
Japan
74.40
77.3 89.5 63.9
45 43=
Spain
74.40
64.9 67.8 87.2
46 46
Germany
74.30
75.6 75.9 72.1
47 47=
France
74.10
72.8 62.4 81.3
48 48
Sweden
74.10
64 74.8 83.8
49 49
United States
74.00
62.1 75.8 85
50 50
Italy
74.00
65.1 68.4 85.6
51 49=
Switzerland
74.00
61.4 59 94
52 51- 100
Sweden
0.00
66.2 78.3 71.4
53 51 - 100
Germany
52.7 65.4 86.2
54 51- 100
China
0.00
68 83.3 65.7
55 51 - 100
Germany
65.9 61.7 80.8
56 51- 100
United States
0.00
58.5 70.9 82
57 51 - 100
United Kingdom
54.8 81.5 78.8
58 51 - 100
Germany
68.2 78.1 75.7
59 51- 100
United States
0.00
50 76.9 83.7
60 51- 100
Japan
0.00
67.3 82.5 75
61 51- 100
Singapore
0.00
70.7 86.1 64.4
62 51- 100
Taiwan
0.00
68.3 80.4 63.7
63 51- 100
United States
0.00
55.6 73.3 79.6
64 51- 100
United States
0.00
60.1 68.4 81.9
64 51 - 100
Australia
60.1 68.4 81.9
65 51- 100
Japan
0.00
76.4 84.8 58
66 51- 100
United States
0.00
61.3 74.7 77.3
67 51 - 100
United States
62 63 82
68 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
43.5 58.3 100
69 51- 100
United States
0.00
60.6 65 80.9
70 51- 100
Italy
0.00
70.1 66.8 71.8
71 51 - 100
South Korea
74.6 77.2 62.9
72 51- 100
China
0.00
65.3 88 64.3
73 51- 100
Germany
0.00
65.7 90.9 69.2
74 51- 100
Hong Kong
0.00
70.5 78.9 71.4
75 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
70.2 81.2 71
76 51- 100
Australia
0.00
62.7 82.5 74.2
77 77
United Kingdom
62.1 76.4 70.9
78 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
56.3 69.5 81.9
79 51- 100
Ireland
0.00
59.8 72.3 76
80 51- 100
China
0.00
73.8 82.2 65
81 51- 100
United States
0.00
38 88.1 89.7
82 51 - 100
Mexico
66.4 67.9 73.1
83 51- 100
Italy
0.00
60.4 76 76.3
84 51- 100
Spain
0.00
63.2 70.2 74.7
85 51- 100
Belgium
0.00
60.4 80 75.7
86 51 - 100
France
62 72.6 81.7
86 51- 100
France
0.00
62 72.6 81.7
87 51- 100
Netherlands
0.00
68.9 50.5 78.7
88 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
63.8 76.7 74.9
89 51- 100
United States
0.00
47.8 77.7 86.5
90 51 - 100
United States
54.6 76.3 88.1
91 51- 100
Denmark
0.00
60.4 73.4 77.7
92 51- 100
Finland
0.00
57.8 77.1 86.7
93 51- 100
Hong Kong
0.00
67.2 82.9 68.9
94 51- 100
United States
0.00
67.6 67.7 76
95 51- 100
United States
0.00
51.7 65.6 89.3
96 51 - 100
China
66.9 63.2 74.8
97 51- 100
United Kingdom
0.00
58.7 57.9 91.2
98 51- 100
Canada
0.00
71.4 75.7 74.4
99 51- 100
United States
0.00
59.9 66.9 85.5
100 51- 100
Switzerland
0.00
55.6 73.7 91.2
101 101 - 150
Denmark
61.8 68.9 74.7
102 101- 150
United States
0.00
61.8 63.8 71.5
103 101- 150
Netherlands
0.00
71.4 66.2 65.8
104 101 - 150
United States
52.7 76.8 79.8
105 101- 150
Netherlands
0.00
58.3 70.4 72.8
106 101- 150
United States
0.00
53.4 60.6 87.2
107 101- 150
Germany
0.00
63.9 64.7 74.1
108 101- 150
United States
0.00
63.5 70.1 71.6
109 101- 150
India
0.00
62.6 75.3 64
110 101 - 150
South Korea
74.5 68.7 62
111 101 - 150
Belgium
65.4 79.2 64.3
112 101- 150
South Korea
0.00
65.7 68.6 64.4
113 101- 150
Sweden
0.00
59.1 79.8 69.2
114 101- 150
Netherlands
0.00
66.4 64.8 69.4
115 101 - 150
Russia
69.3 73.9 57
116 101 - 150
Canada
66.3 67 69.6
117 101 - 150
Italy
59.6 80.9 67.9
118 101- 150
United States
0.00
59.4 69.4 71.8
119 101- 150
Germany
0.00
63 28.6 92.3
120 101- 150
United States
0.00
61.8 49.6 78.3
121 101- 150
Germany
0.00
59 73.3 73.7
122 101- 150
United States
0.00
49.8 82.5 74.5
123 101- 150
Hong Kong
0.00
56.4 73.5 71.8
124 101- 150
Australia
0.00
63.4 73.6 66.1
125 101- 150
Australia
0.00
53.6 75.5 75.4
126 101- 150
Australia
0.00
64.5 78.7 66.2
127 101 - 150
United Kingdom
56.5 83.8 67.4
128 101- 150
Argentina
0.00
63.6 70.1 72
129 101- 150
Brazil
0.00
65.1 87.9 61.7
130 101- 150
Brazil
0.00
67.4 70.5 63
131 101- 150
Italy
0.00
61.4 69.4 72.7
132 101- 150
Spain
0.00
53.7 67.7 79.5
133 101 - 150
Germany
62.7 53.1 79.5
134 101 - 150
Austria
66.2 51 74.5
135 101- 150
Germany
0.00
61.8 70.6 72.8
136 101 - 150
Austria
63.9 65.2 70.4
137 101- 150
France
0.00
58.9 70 73.1
138 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
60.2 72.3 69.9
139 101- 150
Switzerland
0.00
60.9 52.3 77.2
140 101 - 150
Belgium
49.2 63.6 82.3
141 101- 150
United Kingdom
0.00
62.8 66.9 66.9
142 101 - 150
Netherlands
57.6 49.2 81.9
143 101 - 150
United Kingdom
56.8 72.7 71.2
144 101 - 150
United Kingdom
58.4 72 71
145 101- 150
United States
0.00
50 63.1 86.8
146 101 - 150
United Kingdom
79 49 60.9
147 101 - 150
Canada
44.4 63.7 88.9
148 101 - 150
Sweden
59.2 76.3 72.6
149 101- 150
Netherlands
0.00
64.1 63.2 73.3
150 101 - 150
South Korea
62.6 57.6 76.4
151 151- 200
Turkey
0.00
57.2 64.6 67.3
152 151- 200
Hong Kong
0.00
44.9 68.9 76.1
153 151- 200
Japan
0.00
56.2 88.8 59.1
154 151- 200
India
0.00
63.4 81.8 55.8
155 151- 200
Mexico
0.00
58 68.3 64
156 151 - 200
United States
42.3 52 86.9
157 151 - 200
Japan
56.3 84.7 58.9
158 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
45.9 73.8 75.9
159 151- 200
Sweden
0.00
51.7 70.8 70.3
161 151- 200
China
0.00
60.9 68.5 64.7
162 151- 200
Taiwan
0.00
64.1 63.9 59.1
163 151- 200
United States
0.00
47.3 64.3 75.9
164 151- 200
Chile
0.00
61.5 71.9 58.5
165 151- 200
South Korea
0.00
60 67.9 61
166 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
51.1 64.1 79.1
167 151- 200
Germany
0.00
50.3 67.2 75.9
168 151 - 200
Denmark
56.8 67.4 71
169 151- 200
Israel
0.00
63.6 49.6 72.9
170 151 - 200
Germany
52.5 72.2 70.9
171 151 - 200
Austria
64.1 62 66.2
172 151- 200
Israel
0.00
58.1 42 78.9
173 151- 200
Japan
0.00
42.3 69.7 82.5
174 151 - 200
Japan
57.8 81.7 58
175 151 - 200
Spain
54 65.4 67.1
176 151 - 200
Spain
36.3 66.7 88.2
177 151 - 200
Brazil
61 57.8 67.9
178 151- 200
Italy
0.00
41 58.2 85.1
179 151- 200
Italy
0.00
53.7 66.2 68.5
180 151- 200
Italy
0.00
60.9 62.7 63.3
181 151- 200
Germany
0.00
51.4 61.8 75.9
182 151- 200
Germany
0.00
54.9 59.8 77.8
183 151- 200
Belgium
0.00
54.4 72 68
184 151- 200
France
0.00
52.7 62.7 69.8
185 151- 200
Ireland
0.00
57.9 68.8 63.4
186 151 - 200
United States
44.7 57.9 85.7
187 151- 200
Canada
0.00
53 65.3 69.5
188 151- 200
United States
0.00
64.2 66.6 64.6
189 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
53.4 77.8 61.6
190 151 - 200
Switzerland
54.4 62.3 68.9
191 151 - 200
United States
53.3 71.3 70.9
192 151 - 200
United States
51.8 85.3 67.1
193 151 - 200
United Kingdom
64.8 66.3 60.1
194 151- 200
United Kingdom
0.00
62.5 66.6 59.7
195 151- 200
United States
0.00
51.5 64.9 73
196 151- 200
Poland
0.00
55.2 52.1 74.7
197 151 - 200
Canada
54.5 63 69
198 151- 200
Japan
0.00
54.6 84.2 57.9
199 151 - 200
Israel
58.4 96
200 151- 200
China
0.00
55.4 79 63.1