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

Seven (7) University of Nicosia (UNIC) academics are included on the annual list of 100,000 top-cited 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 2022 list is based on a range of citation metrics that provides standardised data across those fields and subfields, in arriving at the (2021) single year impact result of more than 8,000,000 scientists worldwide. The report was prepared by a team of experts led by Prof. John Ioannidis, Professor at the Stanford University – assessing the overall impact of their published research work throughout their academic careers.

The University of Nicosia scientists who are on the list of 100,000 top-cited scientists worldwide, based on the above criteria and the impact of their research output for 2022, are the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Professor Andrew Nicolaides, Medical School
  • Professor Christos Georgalas, Medical School
  • Professor Demetris Vrontis, School of Business
  • Professor Dimitris Drikakis, Medical School & School of Sciences and Engineering
  • Professor Mark Sullman, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Professor Michael Davidson, Medical School
  • Professor Spyros Makridakis, School of Business

The University of Nicosia warmly congratulates its seven listed scientists for this distinction, which is indicative of the outstanding research carried out at the University, also reflected in the University’s ranking among the Top 501-600 universities in the world, according to the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Professor Demetris Vrontis, Vice Rector for Faculty and Research, emphasized this accomplishment, stating that “research is the cornerstone of advancement for science, the economy and society at large”. “As such”, he added, “it is the universal force driving all internationally prominent universities, and the University of Nicosia is unwaveringly committed to succeeding even further in this endeavour”. He acclaimed that “within an increasingly competitive, global environment of higher education, the University of Nicosia is providing its faculty members with every possible support that will leverage their scientific work and facilitate their efforts to publish in top-class journals“.

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 seven colleagues for their inclusion in the prestigious Stanford University list of top-cited scientists worldwide, as well as all our other dedicated colleagues for their impressive achievements in research and innovation, which undoubtedly fill us with joy and pride”.