The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 Published

44 subject areas out of 73 Iranian universities are ranked below 500 in the world
15 November 2023 | 14:53 Code : 2159 News Important News
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 include 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

The table is based on our new WUR 3.0 methodology, which includes 18 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.

This year’s ranking analyzed more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars globally. Overall, 411,789 data points collected from more than 2,673 institutions that submitted data.

Among the 11 subject areas announced by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024, Iranian universities were able to be among the top universities in the world in 10 subject areas. 73 universities of the Islamic Republic of Iran include in this ranking.

According to the major subject areas, the number of scholars in Medicine and Health is 33%, Multidisciplinary 23%, Engineering 20.5%, Basic Sciences 12%, Agriculture and Environment 10%, and Humanities and Social Sciences 1.7%.

One of the most important missions of Islamic World Science and Technology Citation and Monitoring Institute (ISC) is to provide the possibility to identify and introduce the best scholars with high number of citations. This is due to the fact that highly cited scholars are the most important factor in the growth and development of scientific systems. In addition, the number of institutions and highly cited scholars is one of the criteria of scientific authority at the world level.

The latest list of the highly cited Iranian scholars among the top 1% of the world in 22 subject areas has been extracted and monitored based on the Essential Science Indicators (ESI). As can be seen in chart 1, in 2023, 938 scholars were identified with the organizational affiliation of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has grown by 12% compared to 2022. Fortunately, over the past decade, the number of highly cited scholars in the top 1% Iranian scholars has been growing.

Chart 1. Frequency of top 1% highly cited scholars with Iranian organizational affiliation

 

Science and technology institutions’ share among the most cited scholars among the top 1% scholars

The Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Ministry of Health and Medical Education each allocated 40% and 48% of the share of highly cited Iranian scholars to themselves. The complete information about the organizational affiliation of other scholars is shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Frequency distribution of highly cited scholars in macro-organizational affiliations

Percentage

The number of scholars

Organizational affiliation

40

377

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology

48

453

Ministry of Health and Medical Education

5

41

Islamic Azad university

7

67

Other educational, research and technological institutions

100

938

Total

In 2023, University of Tehran, Tarbiat Modares University and Amir Kabir University of Technology, all from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences from Ministry of Health and Medical Education have got the highest number of top 1% scholars. Table 2 shows the share of each university in the number of highly cited scholars identified with Iran affiliation.

Table 2. The share of universities among the world's Top 1% highly cited Iranian scholars

The number of scholars

University name (researcher's main affiliation)

377

Ministry of Science, Research and Technology

45

University of Tehran

26

Tarbiat Modares University

20

Amirkabir University of Technology

19

Mashhad University of Ferdowsi

18

Tabriz University, Isfahan University of Technology

15

Shiraz university

14

Sharif University of Technology

12

Iran University of Science and Technology

11

Imam Khomeini International University

9

Semnan University, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology

8

Kashan University

7

Isfahan University, Bu Ali Sina University, Kurdistan University

6

Urmia University, Razi University, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Kermanshah University of Technology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili

5

Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences

4

Zanjan University of Basic Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Sahand University of Technology, Shiraz University of Technology, Yasouj University

3

Rang Research Institute, Al-Zahra University (S), Benab University, Khwarazmi University, Zanjan University, Shahid Beheshti University, Shahrood University of Technology, Quchan University of Technology, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Guilan University, Mazandaran University, Yazd University

2

Ilam University, Kerman Graduate University of Technology, Amol University of Special Modern Technologies, Zabul University, Shahed University, Shahrekord University, Shahid Madani University of Azerbaijan, University of Science and Culture, Qom University, Golestan University, Maragheh University

1

Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Research Institute, Materials and Energy Research Institute, Arak University, Bojnord University, Payam Noor University, Zanjan Branch, Payam Noor University, Sanqar Branch (Kermanshah), Hakim Sabzevari University, Persian Gulf University, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz University Hamadan Industrial Technology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Mazandaran University of Science and Technology (Behshahr), Fasa University, Kausar University, Gonbad Kavos University, Lorestan University, Malayer University, Food Science and Technology Research Institute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

453

Ministry of Health and Medical Education

91

medical University Tehran

49

Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences

35

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

34

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

33

Mashhad University of Medical Sciences

29

Iran University of Medical Sciences

20

Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences

19

Babol University of Medical Sciences

13

Hamedan University of Medical Sciences

10

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

5

Arak University of Medical Sciences, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, Urmia University of Medical Sciences

4

Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences

3

Pasteur Institute of Iran, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences

2

Saveh Faculty of Medical Sciences, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Neishabur University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, University of Rehabilitation Sciences and Social Health

1

Khomein Faculty of Medical Sciences, Khoi Faculty of Medical Sciences and Healthcare Services, Maragheh Faculty of Medical Sciences and Healthcare Services, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Bam University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan Medical Sciences, Zabul University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Shahrood University of Medical Sciences, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

Islamic Azad university

5

Islamic Azad University, Najaf Abad branch

3

Marvdasht Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Islamic Azad University

2

Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khomeini Shahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch

1

Islamic Azad University Tehran Science and Research Branch, Aliabad Katoul Islamic Azad University, Ghaemshahr Branch Islamic Azad University, Qom Branch Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch Islamic Azad University, Mahshahr Branch Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch Islamic Azad University, Islamic Azad University Yasouj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lasht Nasha Center, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Omidiyeh Branch, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Jaseb Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khoi Branch, Azad University Damghan Islamic Azad University, Semnan Islamic Azad University, Shahrood Islamic Azad University,  Shahr-Quds Islamic Azad University, Shahreza Islamic Azad University, Gilangharb Islamic Azad University (Kermanshah), Mazandaran Islamic Azad University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

Other Educational, Research and Technological institutions

51

The second dependency as an Iranian

9

Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences

2

Agricultural Technology Research Institute of Iran, Imam Hossein University (AS)

1

Medicinal Plants Research Institute, Motamed Jihad University Research Institute, Oil Industry Research Institute, Niro Research Institute, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization, Noor Ophthalmology Research Center, West Azerbaijan Province Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Institute of forests and pastures of the country, Iran Fisheries Science Research Institute, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Middle East Liver Diseases Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The share of 22 subject areas of Top 1% among highly cited Iranian Scholars

Based on 22 subject areas of Table 3, 23% of these scholars belong to Clinical Medicine. After this subject area, multi-disciplinary subject areas with 22.6 % includes highly cited Iranian scholars. The subject area of engineering has won the third rank (19%).