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USask researchers among top scientists cited worldwide in Stanford list

On a recently published list, more than 130 University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers were featured prominently among the world’s top scientists, social scientists and academics, enhancing the university’s reputation as a world-class research university.

In total, 135 USask experts were among the world's most-cited and the top researchers within their discipline areas.

“Having so many current and past USask professors on this list speaks to the strong research impact of our institution,” said USask Vice-President Research Baljit Singh. “Through strategic partnerships and beyondUSask is making significant advances in research areas that are important and relevant in our community and across the nation and worldwide."

USask researchers lead in a wide range of disciplines from water and food security, engineering, from philosophy to physics, social sciences to agriculture, arts and humanities to biomedical research.

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USask Vice-President Research Baljit Singh.

“That USask had researchers in such broad disciplines represented on this prestigious list, is a testament to our research and scholarly expertise,” said Singh. “We should applaud the individuals and collective success of our research community as we continue to solve local issues with solutions that have global applications.”

Stanford University released an update of the list that represents the top two per cent of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. This ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, is based on the statistical information contained in the Scopus database and includes researchers from the more than eight million scientists considered to be active worldwide.

The study, led by Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, combines several metrics to systematically rank the most influential scientists by scientific field as measured by citations. The study analyzes data that covers more than seven million scientists in 22 major fields. Out of 100,000 scientists on the list, 135 were from the University of Saskatchewan. There are 22 College of Medicine (current and former) researchers who are part of this list. 

Article re-posted on Dec 9.
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