Top 10 Institutions in Physical Sciences

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 75.93 59.17
2 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 45.56 51.01
3 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 26.46 35.23
4 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 50.44 34.89
5 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 32.96 30.65
6 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 9.53 14.73
7 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 11.30 12.18
8 Shiraz University, Iran 3.17 10.45
8 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 8.60 10.45
9 Bilkent University, Turkey 8.19 6.39
10 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 2.39 4.90