379 Egyptian academics among top 2% of influential researchers globally


Mon, 30 Nov 2020 - 03:06 GMT

Scopus – Official website

Scopus – Official website

CAIRO – 30 November 2020: Chair of the Microbiology and Immunity Department at Cairo University's Faculty of Pharmacology Ramy Aziz stated Sunday that 379 Egyptian academics are among the top two percent of reserachers whose work is most impactful, according to Scopus database. 


The impact is measured by the frequency of the use of the paper as reference in other research projects.  


Of those, 55 are faculty members at the University of Cairo, Aziz noted highlighting that the number of Egyptian scholars in the database has risen by 20 since 2018.


Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.



Egypt has achieved a significant progress in scientific research as its international rank has risen to 35th in 2017-18 after it was at the 37th place in 2015-16, a representative of the Ministry of Scientific Research, Mohamed Maher, said in 2019.


Maher said that Egypt currently owns 350 research institutes in various ministries and institutions, with 11 research centers affiliated with the Ministry of Scientific Research and a total budget of LE3 billion.


Egypt is also currently in the 96th place in the Global Innovation Index. It intends to reach the 85th place by 2020.



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