13 Iranian Universities among 2019 World Tops

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 09:14

13 Iranian universities have been listed among the world top universities based on the recent statistics released by Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) 2019.

According to an ISCA report, Mohammad Javad Dehqani, head of Islamic World Science Citation Database (ISC), stated that Shanghai Ranking is one of the most prestigious ranking systems in the world whose results are released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Harvard University tops the ranking list for the 17th year. Stanford University and University of Cambridge remain to be the No. 2 and No. 3 respectively. Other Top 10 universities are MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Oxford, Columbia, Caltech and Chicago, Academic Ranking of World Universities reports.

Based on the results, Tehran University with same ranking, as the previous year, is still among world top 400 universities and is ranking 1st in Iran. Sharif University of Technology and Tehran University of Medical Sciences with a promotion are in 401-500 position and are ranking 2nd and 3rd in Iran, Dehqani said.

Academic Ranking of World Universities has been presenting the world Top 500 universities annually based on a set of objective indicators and third-party data including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of Highly Cited Researchers and the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index produced by Web of Science Group, and per capita performance.

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