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World’s TOP 2% Scientists 2019 results


The Warsaw University of Technology ranked third in Poland in terms of the highest number of most-cited researchers in 2019. We have achieved this owing to our 42 academics ranked among two percent of the world’s most-cited scientists.

World’s TOP 2% Scientists is a list published by PLOS Biology Journal that is prepared by the Stanford University in cooperation with the Elsevier publishing company and SciTech Strategies. 

The list includes almost 160,000 scientists from all over the world. Poland and its 726 scientists ranked 27th on the list. The most represented Polish institution is the Polish Academy of Sciences with 141 listed academics, followed by the University of Warsaw (52 scientists) and Warsaw University of Technology (42 scientists). Other ranked Polish universities are the AGH University of Science and Technology (34 scientists), the Jagiellonian University (32 scientists), the Wrocław University of Technology (27 scientists), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (25 scientists), the Poznan University of Technology (23 scientists), and the Gdańsk University of Technology (22 scientists). 

The TOP 2% 2019 is based on scientific achievements of the academics measured by the bibliometric index. The evaluation criteria were the H-index, total citations (including self-citations), the impact factor, as well as place and role on authorship lists. To this end, an analyst team from the Stanford University, Elsevier and SciTech Strategies used an algorithm with 6 differently weighted parameters. The algorithm promotes single, first and last authored papers. 

A list of all recognized scientists is available at data.mendeley.com.

A list of recognized WUT scientists