TEHRAN – The speed of scientific contributions of Iranian researchers to the world elevated from 17 % in 2011 to 31 % in 2020, changing into the world’s main nation in science diplomacy with 14 % progress, in line with scientific research and analyses extracted from the Scopus Worldwide Quotation Database.
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The event of worldwide scientific partnerships and diplomacy is likely one of the most important insurance policies of Iran, which can also be emphasised by the nation’s greater schooling system, Mohammad Javad Dehghani, head of the Islamic World Science Quotation Heart (ISC), stated.
“One of the essential indicators of scientific participation is the share of the most recent joint worldwide scientific findings within the complete scientific publications of the nation,” he famous.
In 2016, the share of articles with worldwide participation in complete science manufacturing of the nation was 20 %, which reached 22-24-27-31 over the previous four years, respectively, he acknowledged.
After Iran, Poland, the UK, and Taiwan every had the very best progress in science diplomacy with 6 %,” he stated, including, amongst Islamic nations, Malaysia had the very best progress after Iran, which was 5 %.
The share of articles with worldwide participation has accelerated from the overall variety of articles produced in all topic areas. However evaluating 2019 with 2018, the fields of humanities and fundamental sciences have had the very best progress fee, he defined.
Dehghani went on to notice that in 2019, about 30 % of the scientific publications within the subject of fundamental sciences with the participation of worldwide researchers held the very best share amongst different fields.
After that, the articles of two fields of know-how, engineering, and agricultural sciences are within the subsequent place with 29 % publications, then comes social science and medical science, he concluded.
Iranian universities on world rating lists
Most not too long ago, the Islamic World Science Quotation Database (ISC) printed the outcomes of the ISC World College Rankings 2019, in line with which 35 Iranian universities had been listed among the many world’s prime 2,000 in numerous topics.
Additionally, forty-three Iranian universities had been positioned within the Islamic World College Rankings 2019 introduced by the ISC.
With a scientific progress fee of 10.four % in 2019, Iran ranked second among the many prime 25 nations on the earth, subsequent to China with a progress fee of 12.9 %, in line with the Net of Science web site.
In 2000, Iran’s share of scientific productiveness was about 0.1 %, which reached about 2 % with a 20-fold enhance in each Scopus and WoS quotation databases.
In keeping with statistics launched by the Worldwide Net of Science Database, Iran’s quotation rank has at all times been on the rise during the last eight years, from 24 in 2012 to 16 in 2019.
Iran ranks first when it comes to the variety of universities within the area and amongst Islamic nations, in line with Shanghai Rating’s Educational Rating of World Universities (ARWU) 2020.
Two Iranian universities have been ranked among the many prime 100 universities in Asia, in line with Webometrics Rating of World Universities for July 2020.
Furthermore, 7 Iranian universities have been listed among the many finest 1000 worldwide; together with, Tehran College of Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti College of Medical Sciences, Sharif College of Know-how, Tarbiat Modares College, Ferdowsi College of Mashhad, Isfahan College of Know-how, Iran College of Science and Know-how, got here in 539th, 656th, 826th, 908th, 915th, 916th locations, respectively, in line with Webometrics Rating of World Universities.
In June, THE Asia College Rankings 2020 ranked 5 Iranian universities among the many prime 100 universities worldwide.
The Heart for Science and Know-how Research Leiden Rating has positioned 36 Iranian universities within the record of over 1,000 main universities worldwide in 2020 in contrast with 26 universities in 2019.
Additionally, 5 Iranian universities have been positioned among the many world’s prime 1,000 universities introduced by the celebrated Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World College Rankings 2021.