In a recent study by Stanford University, some 160,000 researchers spanning 149 countries were ranked in a peer-review scientific journal PLOS Biology. Tel Aviv University researchers, 333 of them, were ranked in the top 2% of the list, which included 22 scientific disciplines and 176 sub-disciplines. Rankings were based on impact, publications, and citations.
About half of those researchers were tagged in the top 1%, and 12 of them made it to the Top 50 across the globe. Discipline included theoretical economics, mathematical sciences, geriatrics, engineering, linguistics, archaeology, and more.
Ranked for his work in nanotechnology, TAU’s Vice President of Research Dan Peer states that “This is a cause for real national pride. TAU is known for its academic excellence and recognized as a leading interdisciplinary university. It is a great honor for us that 333 of our researchers rank among the top 2% of the world’s best researchers.”