Saudi: KAUST named among best global universities for nanoscience


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is named one of the world’s best universities in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The ranking was made by US News & World Report as part of its comprehensive analysis of US and global universities.

Ranking 18th in the publication’s Best Universities for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology list for 2022, KAUST has been recognized for its basic and applied research at micro and nano levels across a variety of disciplines – from chemistry to medical science.

When drilling down into the US News & World Report nanoscience and nanotechnology rankings, KAUST performed strongly across a range of metrics covering outreach efforts, publication success and international collaboration to give a score of 81.7 out of 100.

In particular, KAUST scored well in the area of citations of its publications. Here, it ranked 9th for “nanoscience and nanotechnology normalized citation impact”, and 16th in regard to the percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top one percent most cited.

Because of KAUST’s diverse skills base and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, it can stage the entire research process, offering a huge competitive advantage for the nanoscience lab, collaborators and Saudi Arabia more widely.

© Copyright 2024, Gulf Insider All Rights Reserved