Top 10 institutions in physical sciences

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.

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1 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 49.00 53.52
2 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 53.70 49.95
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 48.10 42.86
4 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 31.32 34.01
5 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 20.40 24.63
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 11.46 15.42
7 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 14.37 9.69
8 Bilkent University, Turkey 10.77 8.48
9 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 7.05 7.71
10 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 6.30 7.17


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.