Top 25 Performing Universities in Interdisciplinary Publications

In this list we present the U-Multirank 2018 top performers on the indicator ‘interdisciplinary publications’.

The more a publication refers to publications belonging to different fields of science and the larger the distance between these fields, the higher is the degree of interdisciplinary research at a university. Given that the frontiers of research are often at the edge of disciplines, the interdisciplinarity of research also reflects its innovative character.

The top performers on this indicator are spread across a wide range of (14) countries, representing 19  European and 6 Asian institutions, while there are no US institutions among the Top 25. The institutional profile of the top performers is diverse: the list includes specialised institutions with a focus on agriculture, medicine and pharmacology as well as technical universities and more comprehensive universities.

The 25 top performers in interdisciplinary publications are:

  • Royal Agricultural University (United Kingdom)
  • Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland)
  • China Medical University,Taiwan (Taiwan)
  • Hogeschool Leiden (Netherlands)
  • Grigore T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi (Romania)
  • China Pharmaceutical University (China)
  • AGROSUP DIJON (France)
  • "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi (Romania)
  • Taipei Medical University (Taiwan)
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portugal)
  • San Jorge University (Spain)
  • Krasnoyarsk State Medical University (Russian Federation)
  • Medical University - Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
  • University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Iasi (Romania)
  • IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy)
  • University Fernando Pessoa (Portugal)
  • Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania)
  • Jinan University (China)
  • Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic)
  • The Robert Gordon University (United Kingdom)
  • Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan)
  • University of Madeira (Portugal)
  • Sultan Idris Education University (Malaysia)
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
  • The University of Buckingham (United Kingdom)

The list is sorted by indicator scores in descending order; possible ties are not marked.


Information about the indicator:


Interdisciplinary publications




The extent to which reference lists of university's publications reflect cited publications in journals from different scientific disciplines.

Data source

CWTS/Thomson Reuters - Web of Science Core Collection

Time reference

period 2013 - 2016

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