ESI: Iran Ranks 14th in World for Highly-Cited Universities
10:00 - June 25, 2024

ESI: Iran Ranks 14th in World for Highly-Cited Universities

TEHRAN (ANA)- The Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database announced that Iran ranks 14th in the world with 134 universities and research institutes listed among the most cited institutions.
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The remarks were made by Ahmad Fazelzadeh, the head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC), noting that Iran holds the second position after Turkey in the Islamic world in this field.

He added that between 2014 and 2024, a total of 9,019 universities and research institutions were included in the ESI database. The number of highly cited Iranian universities and institutes has increased from 115 to 134 compared to last year.  The US and China lead the global list with 1,200 and 742 institutions respectively.

Following Iran in the Islamic world are Egypt with 48 institutions (25th globally), Pakistan with 46 (27th), and Saudi Arabia with 45 (28th), the official said.

Fazelzadeh noted that Iranian institutions are represented in 19 subject areas, with the highest number in clinical medicine (74 institutions), adding that other prominent fields include engineering (67), chemistry (57), agricultural sciences (29), and materials science (28).

The ESI database, maintained by Clarivate Analytics, highlights top researchers, institutions, publications, and countries across various fields. Institutions are ranked based on citations over the past decade. The database is updated bi-monthly, allowing for changes in rankings.


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