08 Dec 2020

İTÜ at the Top of Most Influential Scientists Ranking

A ranking of the world’s most influential scientists according to an evaluation of the studies made in 2019 was included in the article published in PLOS Biology by Dr. John PA Ioannidis, K. W. Boyack, and J. Baas from Stanford University. Istanbul Technical University (İTÜ) became the Turkish university with the highest number of academicians in the list with its 45 scientists.

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office

The research study titled “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”carried out by a team of scientists from the United States and the Netherlands created a comprehensive scientific impact index and ranked academicians from all over the world who conduct research and publish articles. In this study included in PLOS Biology journal, a ranking was created based on scientific criteria such as the number, impact, and the number and rate of citations of scientific articles by academicians who publish worldwide.

In the study conducted under the coordination of Stanford University, 161,442 scientists were ranked. 857 scientists who conduct their studies in Turkey were included in the most influential scientists list. İTÜ became the Turkish university with the highest number of academicians in this list with its 45 scientists. While many engineering departments from İTÜ such as Informatics Institute, Mineral Processing, Environmental, Maritime Transportation, Electronics and Communications, Industrial, Shipbuilding and Ocean, Food, Civil, Management, Geology, Chemistry, Control and Automation, Metallurgical and Materials, Textile and Aeronautical Engineering are included in the list, many academicians from Chemistry and Basic Sciences departments also entered the list.


İTÜ, the University of the Firsts, is at the Top of the List

 In his remark about the ranking, İTÜ Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu stated that international publications and citations are very important in the scientific world and said the following: “We are proud and happy that İTÜ is in the list with our 45 academicians. İTÜ, the achiever of the firsts in Turkey, achieved another first and became the Turkish university with the highest number of academicians in such an important list where international citations are taken as a basis. I congratulate all our academicians who conduct their research in various fields and contribute to the scientific world with their work and wish them continued success.”


You can access the scientists from İTÜ who are in the list here .
You can access the original article here .