FAU researchers some of the most frequently cited
One way of assessing how influential researchers are in their field is according to how often their publications are cited. This is the basis of the annual CWTS Leiden ranking of top universities. FAU has achieved an excellent placement in the ranking again this year, coming in at number 13 in Germany of the universities with a significant number of publications that are among the top ten percent of the most frequently cited publications – ahead of universities such as RWTH Aachen, HU Berlin and TU Dresden.
At the subject level, the results for mathematics and computer science at FAU, which were evaluated together, are even better: these disciplines are ranked number three when it comes to the proportion of publications among the most frequently cited ten percent. FAU also holds its own with regard to other criteria, demonstrated by a remarkable ninth place in Germany for the total number of publications. In the rankings of individual subject groups the natural sciences and engineering, as well as mathematics and computer science did particularly well, both achieving a fantastic seventh place.
The CWTS Leiden Ranking is published once a year by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University (Netherlands) and compares 750 of the world’s top universities.
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