Top 25 institutions / Middle East & West Asia

Regional tables are ordered by change in WFC from 2012 to 2015. Also shown are WFCs for 2015, the total number of articles (Count), and the percentage change in WFC from 2012 to 2015.

Nature Index Rising Stars in the News

2015 Institution WFC 2015
1 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 72.19
2 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 95.59
3 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 47.42
4 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 14.43
5 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 8.47
6 Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), Pakistan 6.13
7 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 5.70
8 Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 4.22
9 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 6.17
10 Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Turkey 6.00
11 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 24.56
12 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 7.17
13 Shiraz University, Iran 6.56
14 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 6.78
15 Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 2.08
16 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 2.00
17 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 1.80
18 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.86
19 University of Cyprus, Cyprus 6.43
20 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 1.83
21 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 1.50
22 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 6.17
23 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 1.38
24 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 1.50
25 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 1.68

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.