In line with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) strategic vision in promoting the UAE’s national agenda for the development of scientific research at the national and international levels, and through research cooperation with international academic institutions and prestigious research centers around the globe, the researchers of UAEU achieved during the academic year 2020-2021 a quantum leap in various research areas of national and international importance. 45 faculty members of UAEU were recognized in the prestigious list of 2% world’s top scientists produced by Stanford University for the year 2020.
According to the selection methodology, all researchers are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Over 186,000 scientists are included on the Stanford University list, whose research publications have received high citations. The analysis was conducted using citations from the Scopus database along with data assessing scientists for career-long citation impact and citation impact during a single calendar year, 2020.
Prof. Ahmed Murad, Associate Provost for Research, explained that faculty members in various colleges of UAEU made significant efforts in supporting and enabling international collaboration with top universities and distinguished researchers around the world. They publish high-quality articles, in line with the university's strategic plan to promote the national agenda through conducting impactful research in the areas of strategic importance and in accordance with the national priorities. This will support the strategic goal of building a knowledge-based economy through academic research.
The quality of the scholarly outcomes of UAEU researchers is impressive. 14 researchers from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, including one medical laboratory specialist, were recognized in the list. The remaining 31 researchers, specialized in various fields including civil engineering, food science, microbiology, renewable energy, material science, economics & business administration, astronomy & space sciences, and applied mathematics, received very high citations during 2020. The inclusion in the top 2% list brings great pride to UAEU and represents the eminence of researchers at university as well as the quality of research conducted.
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