Top 25 Institutions in the Region

Saudi Arabia’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2016. Also shown are WFC from 2012, the change in WFC between 2012 and 2016 and the article count (AC) for 2016. Subject area tables draw from institutions of the wider Middle East region. Articles are from the 68 journals that comprise the Nature Index.

Rank
2016
Institution WFC
2012
WFC
2016
Change in WFC
2012-2016
1 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 161.29 149.54
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 107.75 96.66
3 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 68.75 93.40
4 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 40.51 71.88
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 96.01 65.55
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 38.07 32.68
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 21.74 25.14
8 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 9.53 14.90
9 Bilkent University, Turkey 14.45 12.25
10 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 5.24 10.90
11 Shiraz University, Iran 4.04 10.45
12 University of Cyprus 4.92 8.87
13 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 3.40 6.53
14 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 4.82 6.20
15 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 4.57 5.47
16 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 2.43 5.23
17 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 3.02 5.12
18 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 2.83 4.46
19 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.05 4.16
20 Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.00 4.14
21 Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), Turkey 3.00 4.00
22 Geological Survey of Israel 2.22 3.98
23 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 8.41 3.91
24 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.63 3.89
25 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 4.75 3.86