46 Iranian Universities Are Included Among the Best Academic Centers
Iran ranked 14th among 102 countries for the highest number of top universities, as 46 Iranian universities were listed on ISC World University Rankings 2020.
ISC is the third internationally accredited citation center established in the Islamic Republic of Iran based on a resolution adopted in 2008 by the 4th Meeting of the Islamic Ministers of Higher Education (ICMHESR) in Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to index, evaluate and publish scientific productions in Islamic countries.
There are 2,182 universities from 102 countries in the ranking, of which 46 universities are from Iran, ISNA reported. In 2019, Iran participated with 43 universities, which shows an increased share in the recent ranking.
The United States with 312 universities tops the list, followed by China and Japan with 311 and 117 universities, respectively. The United Kingdom with 99 universities listed in the ranking has placed fourth, while India with 98, and France with 79 came after it. Turkey with 77 universities, Germany with 71, Italy with 65, Brazil with 63, South Korea with 62, Spain with 55, Poland with 47, and Iran with 46 universities are among 14 countries on top of the list in terms of the highest number of top universities.
The results show that the two universities of "Tehran Medical Sciences" and "Tehran" are among the top 600 in the list, Mohammad Javad Dehghani, head of the ISC said. The Isfahan University of Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Sharif University of Technology, Amir Kabir University of Technology, Tarbiat Modarres University, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran University of Medical Sciences, and Shahid Beheshti University are among the top universities in this ranking, he stated.
In the ISC 2020 rankings, three universities of Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford are ranked first to third. Among 57 Islamic countries, a total of 273 universities from 25 are included in the ranking system, he said, noting, Turkey with 77 universities, Iran and Malaysia with 46 and 22, respectively, are ranked among the top 3 universities on the list, he stated.
In total, only 7 universities among Islamic countries were ranked among the top 500. However, according to the 10-year plan of science, innovation, and technology of the Islamic member states (OIC approved in 2017 in Kazakhstan), it is necessary that by 2026, 50 universities from Islamic countries to be among the top 500 universities in the world.
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