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29 May, 2024

Eight University of Nicosia academics listed among top scientists in the world

UNIC's top-class research output reaffirmed by annual Stanford University list of top 100,000 scientists worldwide

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Eight University of Nicosia academics listed among top scientists in the world

The University's top-class research output was reaffirmed by the annual Stanford University list of top 100,000 scientists worldwide.     

Eight (8) University of Nicosia academics are included on the annual list of 100,000 top-scientists worldwide and, correspondingly, in the top 2% of scientists in their field, according to a team of researchers at Stanford University in the USA.

The publicly available list on "Data for updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators" is announced annually and assesses the performance of academics across the globe vis-à-vis their research output, classifying them into 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields.

The updated 2020 list is based on a range of citation metrics that provides standardised data across those fields and subfields, in arriving at the (2019) single year impact result of more than 8,000,000 scientists worldwide. The fuller dataset of the Stanford University team (made up of Professors John Ioannides, Jeroen Baas, Richard Klavans, and Kevin Boyackled) factors in career-long data compiled through Scopus – assessing the overall impact of their published research work throughout their academic careers.

Accordingly, the University of Nicosia places third among Cyprus universities in terms of its total number of scientists in the Stanford database for 2020: University of Cyprus (28), Technological University of Cyprus (11), University of Nicosia (8), Open University (3), Frederick University (1).

The University of Nicosia scientists who are on the list of 100,000 top-scientists worldwide, based on the above criteria and the impact of their research output for 2019, are the following (in alphabetical order):

  1. Professor Michael Davidson, Medical School
  2. Professor Dimitris Drikakis, Medical School & School of Sciences and Engineering
  3. Professor Christos Georgalas, Medical School
  4. Professor Panagiotis Karanis, Medical School
  5. Professor Spyros Makridakis, School of Business
  6. Professor John Sahalos, School of Sciences and Engineering
  7. Professor Mark Sullman, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  8. Professor Demetris Vrontis, School of Business

The University of Nicosia warmly congratulates its eight listed scientists for this distinction, which is indicative of the outstanding research carried out at the University, while contributing to the University’s ranking among the Top 1000 universities in the world, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Commenting on this development, the Rector of the University, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, stood on the pillars underpinning a modern university: “This latest distinction attests to our internationally acclaimed, top-class research output, which, along with our high-quality teaching and far-reaching contribution to society, elevates our University to one of the best in the world. I congratulate and thank the eight colleagues for their inclusion in the prestigious Stanford University list of top scientists worldwide, as well as all our other dedicated scientists for their impressive achievements in research and innovation, which undoubtedly fill us with joy and pride”.

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