Top 25 institutions in the region

Leading institutions of the wider Middle East region for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2015. Also shown are the total number of articles, and the change in WFC from 2014.

2015 Institution WFC 2014 WFC 2015
1 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 143.94 150.86
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 97.44 107.34
3 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 79.40 95.59
4 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 87.32 81.61
5 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 49.11 72.06
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 34.14 47.42
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 24.63 24.56
8 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 16.95 14.43
9 Bilkent University, Turkey 20.92 13.09
10 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 14.37 9.81
11 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 7.77 8.47
12 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 3.73 7.17
13 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 9.01 6.57
14 Shiraz University, Iran 1.32 6.56
15 University of Cyprus, Cyprus 7.55 6.43
16 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 7.61 6.17
17 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 1.42 6.17
18 Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Turkey 8.00 6.00
19 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 2.75 5.70
20 Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 3.05 4.22
21 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 3.27 3.56
22 Tarbiat Modares University, Iran 3.94 3.04
23 University of Mazandaran, Iran 2.71 2.93
24 Ankara University, Turkey 2.80 2.66
25 Geological Survey of Israel, Israel 3.62 2.61

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.