Stunning rank of USC among Iranian centers, universities and institutes in the SIR ranking database
SIR ranked the world's top universities in 2020. And the University of Science and Culture with a stunning leap was able to achieve the 10th rank in Iran and 660 in the world
157institutes, universities and research centers from Iran are present in the SIR (SCIMAGO) ranking, which is 15 units more than last year. While this amount is equal to 120 for Turkey.
This year Iran's global rank average rises by 28 points, which means compared to last year the global ranking of Iranian institutions has declined. Also, nine government-affiliated centers, nine health centers and 139 universities are present in this report.
University of Science and Culture, Alborz University of Medical Sciences; Research Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics of Maragha ; North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences; Islamic Azad University Pharmaceutical Sciences Branch; University of Bonab ; Tehran Heart Center; Gonabad University of Medical Sciences;Torbat Heydarieh University of Medical Sciences; Ardabil University of Medical Sciences; University of Bojnord; Mazandaran University of Sciences and Technology; Damghan University; Hamedan University of Technology; Islamic Azad University East Tehran Branch and University of Hormozgan are added in the current ranking.
Unlike past years Sina hospital and Damghan University of Basic Sciences are not included in the ranking.
Table 1. Top ten centers of Iran based on SIR indicators
Table 1 shows the top ten centers in Iran based on SIR indicators. Accordingly, just like previous year, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services are ranked first to third in the country, while their global ranking has decreased compared to last year.
The important thing about the University of Science and Culture is that last year it was not in this ranking, but now it is among the top ten Universities of Iran and 660th in the world.
status of the University of Science and Culture
For the first time, the University of Science and Culture is in this ranking, and Figure 1 shows an overview of its status based on SIR indicators. Accordingly, the university is ranked in first quarter of the country, first decile in the region and 37th centile in the world.
Figure 1: Status review of the University of Science and Culture
Researchers at the University of Science and Culture have published their scientific papers in 67 journals, which are shown in Figure 2. Accordingly, most of its scientific evidence is in the field of chemistry and engineering.
The size of the circle shows the SJR index, it seems to be the largest circle related to the Journal of cellular physiology with 1.44 SJR.
Figure2: Subject areas of journals that have published scientific papers by researchers of USC
Figure 3 shows the status of the University of Science and Culture in comparison with the universities of Iran, the region and the world based on SIR indicators. Accordingly, the university has performed better in terms of innovation factors in the world, the region and Iran, and it needs improvement in terms of social factors.
Figure 3: The status of USC compared to Iran, the region and the world based on SIR indicators