2021-April-12 01:34
2020-December-13  14:10

74 Iranian Academic Centers Among World's Top One Percent

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) Mohammad Javad Dehqani said that 74 Iranian universities and research centers have ranked among the top 1 percent of the world's top universities with the highest impact.

Dehqani said that Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database belonging to Clarivate Analytics (ISI) published the latest list of the world's top 1 percent scientific institutions that have received the highest number of citations in the past 10 years.

He expressed pleasure that in the last update conducted in December 2020, 74 universities and research institutes from Iran have stood among the top 1 percent of the top universities globally.

“Compared to the previous year, the number of universities and research centers in Iran increased by 14 percent,” Dehqani noted.

In relevant remarks last week, Mohammad Javad Dehqani said that the quality of Iran’s scientific publications has grown 10 ranks for the past 11 years.

Dehqani said that according to Scopus (the largest abstract and citation database), citations of Iranian publications rose by almost 5% in 2019 compared to that of 2018.

He added that according to the figures available, Iran ranks first globally in scientific quality growth and has reached from 23rd rank in 2011 to 12th rank in 2020 in Normalized Citation Impact (NCI).

Dehqani said that his country had the 14th quality rank in 2019, while, according to Scopus, it was 14th in quantity of scientific production.

“Based on NCI, Iranian documents’ citation was 25% less than world average in 2005, while the figure in 2019 was 13% more than the world average,” he said.

He said that Iran’s NCI ranking in 2019 was 14 and the countries with better rankings were Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Australia, England, Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France, adding that Iran stands 12th in 2020.