List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation

This list of Nobel laureates by university affiliation shows the university affiliations of individual winners of the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences since 1901. This list considers Nobel laureates as equal individuals and does not consider their various prize shares or if they received the prize more than once. It does not include Nobel-winning organizations or any individuals affiliated with those organizations. In this list, universities are presented in descending order, beginning with those affiliated with most Nobel Prize winners.
The university affiliations in this list are all official academic affiliations such as degree programs and official academic employment, including academic positions at research organizations formally affiliated with or operated by a university. Non-academic affiliations such as advisory committee and administrative staff are generally excluded. The official academic affiliations fall into three categories: 1) Alumni Long-term academic staff, and 3) Short-term academic staff. Graduates are defined as those who hold Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate or equivalent degrees from a university, while attendees are those who formally enrolled in degree programs at a university but did not complete the programs; thus, honorary degrees, posthumous degrees, summer attendees, exchange students and auditing students are excluded. The category of "Long-term academic staff" consists of tenure or tenure-track and equivalent academic positions, while that of "Short-term academic staff" consists of lecturers, postdoctoral researchers, visiting professors or scholars, and equivalent academic positions. At any university, the specific academic title solely determines the type of affiliation, regardless of the actual time the position was held by a laureate.
Further explanations on "visitors" under "Short-term academic staff" are now presented. 1) All informal or personal visits are excluded from the list; 2) all employment-based visiting positions, which carry teaching or research duties, are included as affiliations in the list; 3) for award-based visiting positions, this list includes the positions as affiliations only if the laureates were required to assume employment-level duty or the laureates specifically classified the visiting positions as "appointment" or similar in reliable sources such as their curriculum vitae. To be specific, some award-based visiting positions such as the "Morris Loeb Short-term Lectureship" at Harvard University and Guggenheim Fellowship are awards/honors without employment-level duty; attending meetings and giving public lectures, talks or non-curricular seminars are not employment-level duties. On the other hand, positive award-based examples include "Morris Loeb Long-term Lectureship" at Harvard University, "Visiting Miller Professorship" at UC Berkeley and Fulbright Scholarship. Finally, summer visitors are generally excluded from the list unless summer work yielded significant end products such as research publications and components of Nobel-winning work, since summer terms are not part of formal academic years; the same rule applies to extension schools of universities.
In this list, the number following a person's name is the year they received the prize; in particular, a number with asterisk means the person received the award while they were working at the institution containing that asterisk. A name underlined implies that this person has been listed for a same institution previously. If a person had multiple positions under one category, only the position with highest rank is listed.
Different universities adopt different criteria—from generous to conservative—for claiming Nobel affiliates, which may not encompass all types of affiliations in this list. The University Counts, which are published by the universities themselves, are thus shown as comparison below. Finally, this list, together with the List of Fields Medal winners by university affiliation and the List of Turing Award laureates by university affiliation, presents the university affiliation of people who have won highest honors in fundamental academic disciplines.
Abbreviations: UG, Grad, Med, Atten, Prof, Assoc, Asst, Adj, PSD, Lect, Inst, Res, Sci, Fel, Sch, Vis.

Summary of results

Top 30 universities worldwide since 1901

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By subject
By affiliation type
RankUniversityTotalAlumniLong-term academic staffShort-term academic staffOverlap
1Harvard University160795676-51
2University of Cambridge120704555-50
3University of California, Berkeley107344051-18
4University of Chicago100344839-21
5Massachusetts Institute of Technology97393740-19
6Columbia University96433338-18
7Stanford University83134635-11
8California Institute of Technology74222141-10
9University of Oxford72301835-11
10Princeton University68202730-9
11Yale University62222823-11
12Cornell University59181926-4
13Humboldt University of Berlin55322011-8
14University of Paris5041217-19
15University of Göttingen45211217-5
16University of Munich42281210-8
17Johns Hopkins University39161516-8
17University of Copenhagen3912826-7
19New York University37101316-2
20Rockefeller University3632613-6
20University of Pennsylvania3681415-1
22University College London3391214-2
23ETH Zurich3212914-3
24University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign30111014-5
24University of Minnesota30111360
26University of California, San Diego2731680
26University of Heidelberg2715106-4
28University of Manchester259135-2
28University of Michigan258613-2
28University of Wisconsin–Madison251377-2

Top 20 universities worldwide since 2000

According to Wikipedia policies on and, it is impossible in Wikipedia to assign various weights to different types of affiliations. Hence, all types of affiliations count equally in the following table and throughout the whole page.
By subject
By affiliation type
RankUniversityTotalAlumniLong-term academic staffShort-term academic staffOverlap
1Harvard University63351632-20
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology44221914-11
3Stanford University3791619-7
3University of California, Berkeley37131514-5
5Princeton University3281216-4
5University of Cambridge3216818-10
7Yale University31101711-7
8California Institute of Technology277517-2
9University of Chicago2571310-5
10Columbia University206107-3
11University of Oxford18948-3
12University of Pennsylvania17396-1
12Cornell University16638-1
14New York University14357-1
15Johns Hopkins University13465-2
15Kyoto University13537-2
17Hebrew University11526-2
17Northwestern University110470
17University of Minnesota114520
17University of Paris11832-2

Top 5 universities by region since 1901

Harvard University (1st)

University of Cambridge (2nd)

University of California, Berkeley (3rd)

University of Chicago (4th)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (5th)

Columbia University (6th)

Stanford University (7th)

California Institute of Technology (8th)

University of Oxford (9th)

Princeton University (10th)

Yale University (11th)

Cornell University (12th)

Humboldt University Berlin (13th)

University of Paris (14th)

University of Göttingen (15th)

University of Munich (16th)

Johns Hopkins University (17th, Tie)

University of Copenhagen (17th, Tie)

New York University (19th)

Rockefeller University (20th, Tie)

University of Pennsylvania (20th, Tie)





Other universities (51st–)

See List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation II.