QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 - Physics & Astronomy

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Rankings
My Rank QS Rank QS Rank School Name Country QS Stars Rating Overall
Academic Reputation
Global survey of academics on the world's top universities.
Employer Reputation
Global survey of employers on the world's top universities.
Citations per Paper
Measures productivity for the last five years.
H-index Citations
Measures both the number of papers produced and the impact of the published work.
1000 1
United States
96.60
100 94.7 89.2 99
2000 2
United Kingdom
93.70
92.8 100 89.6 93.3
3000 3
United States
91.40
85.8 91.3 95.2 99.2
4000 4
United States
91.10
85.8 89.4 94.3 100
5000 5
United States
90.20
89.3 86.3 91.8 94.5
6000 6
United Kingdom
89.90
88.5 94.7 90 87.8
7000 7
United States
88.50
85.4 84.8 91.6 95.2
8000 8
United States
87.50
88.2 78.6 88.8 93.5
9000 9
Japan
87.10
84.7 87.9 83.2 95.2
10000 10
Switzerland
85.80
83.2 87.2 88.3 87
11000 11
United Kingdom
85.20
82.4 87.9 84.8 88.4
12000 12
United States
83.80
80.3 79.6 97.7 81
13000 13
Germany
83.40
81.9 68.3 99.9 85.1
14001 14=
United States
82.40
78.1 74.8 93.8 87.3
14002 14=
82.40
75.7 85.2 90 85.4
16000 16
United States
81.50
73.9 74.5 97.6 87.6
17000 17
Germany
81.40
78.5 85.3 81.2 83.5
18000 18
United States
81.20
78.8 60.2 94.6 93.3
19000 19
Japan
80.90
77.8 84.9 77.2 86.7
20000 20
United States
80.60
74.5 82.6 89.3 82.1
21000 21
United States
80.00
74.3 74.5 88.2 88.7
22000 22
United States
79.00
75.3 74.9 87.8 81.7
23000 23
Germany
78.40
72.5 79 81.1 86.7
24000 24
78.20
69.5 82.3 96 73.8
25001 25=
Japan
77.70
74.2 78.7 76.7 84.8
25002 25=
United Kingdom
77.70
72.6 78 88.5 76.8
27000 27
Japan
77.40
73.5 85.4 73.3 81
28000 28
United States
76.90
70.3 72.3 87.9 83.8
29000 29
China
76.70
73.8 79 76.8 80.3
30001 30=
Japan
76.60
76.6 80.6 69.8 79.2
30002 30=
Germany
76.60
67.5 79.5 91 77.2
32000 32
Singapore
76.50
72.9 77.7 79.4 79.6
33001 33=
United Kingdom
76.40
64.4 71.5 99.8 82.1
33002 33=
United States
76.40
68.2 75.5 84.3 85.7
35000 35
Germany
76.10
74.4 54.5 94.7 82.4
36000 36
United Kingdom
75.90
70.2 75.1 82.5 81.4
37000 37
Japan
75.80
69.4 73 83.8 83.1
38000 38
South Korea
75.70
74.4 79.2 74.1 76.4
39001 39=
Canada
75.60
67.1 71.5 91.8 80.7
39002 39=
United Kingdom
75.60
65.4 74.6 96.1 76.4
39003 39=
United States
75.60
68.7 72.9 82.2 85.4
42000 42
Italy
75.40
69.7 67.5 92.1 78
43000 43
China
75.20
71.4 80.7 72.2 80.3
44000 44
United States
75.10
66.6 67.6 90.1 84.8
45000 45
United States
74.60
63.7 68.7 87.7 89.3
46001 46=
France
74.50
78.6 79.7 73 62.7
46002 46=
Italy
74.50
72.1 64.5 80.3 83.5
48000 48
United States
74.10
63.3 63.3 93.8 86.7
49000 49
Australia
74.00
73.7 81.5 74.7 66.3
50000 50
United States
73.90
60.9 70.7 93.5 83.5
51001 51-100
United States
64.7 71.9 88 78.8
51002 51-100
United States
59.2 67.4 94.9 71.5
51003 51-100
United States
57.8 69.1 95.1 71.5
51004 51-100
Netherlands
70.6 67.7 73.7 74.2
51005 51-100
United States
57.4 70.7 82.8 76
51006 51-100
France
71.9 58.9 84.1 79.9
51007 51-100
China
65.7 71.2 74.9 73.8
51008 51-100
United States
60.3 69.3 77.6 78.4
51009 51-100
Germany
65.1 54.8 88.4 76.4
51010 51-100
United States
62.5 72.1 89.4 81.4
51011 51-100
South Korea
73.7 84.3 67.2 62.1
51012 51-100
Belgium
65.6 85.2 72.4 69.5
51013 51-100
Netherlands
69.9 57.2 81.7 72
51014 51-100
Russia
69.6 76.8 67.3 71
51015 51-100
Sweden
61.1 64 89.5 72.4
51016 51-100
Canada
65.1 63 82.4 78.8
51017 51-100
United States
54.2 69.2 93.4 75.1
51018 51-100
Singapore
67.4 88.4 70.4 65.7
51019 51-100
Taiwan
67.9 83.4 72.8 76.4
51020 51-100
United States
56.2 73.5 83.5 76
51021 51-100
United States
60.5 69.7 92.2 85.1
51022 51-100
United States
57.8 62.3 91.4 85.7
51023 51-100
United States
60.8 71.4 83.1 87
51024 51-100
South Korea
68.1 64.4 74.9 70.5
51025 51-100
United States
57.4 58 91.7 79.6
51026 51-100
United States
61.3 62.4 93.3 82.1
51027 51-100
Hong Kong
68.6 79.9 80.4 71
51028 51-100
Australia
67.2 75.2 71.7 67.4
51029 51-100
Spain
64.7 58.5 87.8 80.3
51030 51-100
Brazil
66.8 79.4 70.6 76.8
51031 51-100
Italy
61 69.8 81.1 75.1
51032 51-100
Italy
59.7 67 80.7 79.2
51033 51-100
Italy
63.4 70.4 80.1 73.8
51034 51-100
Spain
66.1 71.5 83 72.9
51035 51-100
Spain
60.4 75.9 86.7 80.3
51036 51-100
Germany
68.1 51.6 86.3 74.7
51037 51-100
France
62.7 55 90.1 89
51038 51-100
France
60.6 69 88.9 86.7
51039 51-100
Netherlands
68.6 62.4 81 71.5
51040 51-100
United Kingdom
63.7 75.3 81.9 74.2
51041 51-100
United States
49.2 73.4 91.8 81
51042 51-100
United States
52.2 77.8 93.5 79.9
51043 51-100
Denmark
63.2 66.7 85.7 73.8
51044 51-100
Switzerland
64 67.2 87.1 75.1
51045 51-100
Hong Kong
62.8 82.9 71.9 64.6
51046 51-100
China
63.4 62.8 78.8 84.1
51047 51-100
United Kingdom
61.7 75.5 89.9 73.8
51048 51-100
Canada
70.4 65.7 80.4 78
51049 51-100
United States
63.7 58.5 90.2 86.7
51050 51-100
Switzerland
53.5 70.6 93.8 73.8
101001 101-150
Denmark
60.7 58.8 77.3 66.3
101002 101-150
Sweden
63.3 65.2 75 70
101003 101-150
Germany
51.8 64.5 90.8 65.7
101004 101-150
Netherlands
58 67.3 76 65.7
101005 101-150
Germany
55.4 57 93.3 67.9
101006 101-150
India
63.8 71.7 71.7 65.1
101007 101-150
United Kingdom
58.9 77.1 73.6 63.3
101008 101-150
South Korea
60.9 73.8 74.5 70.5
101009 101-150
Sweden
63.8 64.8 72.4 69
101010 101-150
China
61.8 59.3 72.2 69
101011 101-150
Taiwan
62.4 69.3 69.2 65.1
101012 101-150
Italy
62.7 78.4 68.4 62.7
101013 101-150
Italy
58.3 79.9 69 61.5
101014 101-150
United States
54.2 67.6 81.4 84.1
101015 101-150
United Kingdom
48.2 62.8 86.9 80.7
101016 101-150
China
62.6 76 69.6 69.5
101017 101-150
South Korea
62.9 66.7 75.5 70.5
101018 101-150
Israel
63.8 49.5 80.1 71.5
101019 101-150
Germany
64.9 73.6 68.5 55.8
101020 101-150
Germany
57.5 74.1 76.6 70
101021 101-150
Germany
55.1 75.5 79.1 76.4
101022 101-150
United States
51.5 66.7 81.5 83.5
101023 101-150
Australia
65 74.9 75.9 62.1
101024 101-150
United Kingdom
54.9 70.4 78.8 69.5
101025 101-150
Australia
61.9 71.8 76.6 63.3
101026 101-150
United Kingdom
51.9 72.7 87.8 68.5
101027 101-150
United Kingdom
54.6 80.3 75.8 66.3
101028 101-150
Ireland
60 72.7 78 71
101029 101-150
Argentina
62.7 63.2 79.1 71
101030 101-150
Mexico
66.4 63.9 79 63.3
101031 101-150
Brazil
71.1 68.6 68.8 61.5
101033 101-150
Italy
61.6 66.2 72.9 67.4
101034 101-150
Germany
56.2 71.4 77.8 70
101035 101-150
Germany
56.7 72.2 82.4 72
101036 101-150
Austria
64.5 59.4 80.9 70.5
101037 101-150
Belgium
55.2 64.9 80.2 69.5
101038 101-150
France
57.4 66.2 81.1 74.2
101039 101-150
Belgium
57.6 71 83.1 71.5
101040 101-150
United States
61.7 62.2 74.1 69.5
101041 101-150
United Kingdom
58.6 65 81.4 74.7
101042 101-150
United Kingdom
61.7 62.1 79.1 67.9
101043 101-150
Netherlands
61.5 47.1 82.2 72.4
101044 101-150
Finland
55.9 64.4 94.8 71
101045 101-150
United States
52.7 59.7 93.7 80.3
101046 101-150
Poland
55.1 64.7 83.4 73.4
101047 101-150
Canada
53 66.6 78.6 74.2
101048 101-150
Sweden
61.7 57.6 77.8 71.5
101049 101-150
Netherlands
63.4 56.4 79.1 70
101050 101-150
South Korea
57.8 67.4 83.4 70
151001 151-200
Finland
51.2 57.5 76.1 70
151002 151-200
United States
51.6 58.8 77.9 72
151003 151-200
Hong Kong
53 69 77.2 71
151004 151-200
United States
48.8 55.1 96.6 74.2
151005 151-200
Germany
63.5 59.8 72.3 62.7
151006 151-200
Japan
56.5 80.3 64.9 62.1
151007 151-200
India
64.4 71.9 65.8 54.2
151008 151-200
Mexico
52.6 62.2 73.2 69.5
151009 151-200
Poland
48.9 55.9 80.4 71.5
151010 151-200
Germany
57.3 40.8 94.7 73.4
151011 151-200
Japan
50.9 69.5 70.2 62.7
151012 151-200
Japan
54.3 78.9 64.1 62.1
151013 151-200
United Kingdom
47.5 70.4 79.4 72
151014 151-200
Sweden
51.3 63.8 72.5 65.1
151015 151-200
Canada
52.6 58 77.5 67.9
151016 151-200
Australia
57 77.3 69.8 60.1
151017 151-200
Taiwan
53.3 73.3 65.9 60.8
151018 151-200
Taiwan
53.1 70.5 66.4 62.1
151019 151-200
Germany
64 18.5 96.3 75.5
151020 151-200
Germany
49.1 64 80.8 76
151021 151-200
Denmark
56.5 64.2 73.7 67.9
151022 151-200
Austria
59.5 62.8 71.8 67.9
151023 151-200
Israel
54.5 37.1 82.7 73.8
151024 151-200
Hong Kong
57.8 71.1 70.4 63.3
151025 151-200
Australia
61.2 66.4 64.3 58
151026 151-200
Japan
53 72.5 73 69
151027 151-200
Spain
59.1 69.7 71.9 60.1
151028 151-200
Brazil
67.4 51.9 69.9 59.4
151029 151-200
Italy
50.7 63.7 77.1 73.4
151030 151-200
Italy
46.9 59.7 79.5 72.9
151031 151-200
Austria
62.2 41.8 74.8 70.5
151032 151-200
Germany
53.8 57 76.7 64.6
151033 151-200
Germany
59.2 61.1 76.1 67.9
151034 151-200
Canada
54.4 55.2 74.4 65.7
151035 151-200
Ireland
51.5 70.3 69.4 61.5
151036 151-200
Switzerland
51.5 51.6 91.4 72
151037 151-200
India
54.9 61.3 70.1 62.1
151038 151-200
United States
49.8 63.1 80.7 76.4
151039 151-200
Belgium
47.9 61.3 87.9 68.5
151040 151-200
United States
51.3 51.6 77.6 70.5
151041 151-200
United Kingdom
53.2 64.1 73.5 60.8
151042 151-200
United Kingdom
47.1 68.9 81.2 74.7
151043 151-200
United States
48.4 55.7 95.9 73.4
151044 151-200
United States
48.5 69.8 77.5 67.4
151045 151-200
United Kingdom
65.9 56.1 67.1 56.6
151046 151-200
United Kingdom
52.3 50.4 88.9 59.4
151047 151-200
United States
44 62.4 81.6 76.8
151048 151-200
United States
51.2 58.4 83.6 71
151049 151-200
Japan
49.8 79.1 73.6 66.3
151050 151-200
Israel
62 100 78.4
151051 151-200
China
54 72.7 70.1 72