More than 200 researchers from FAU are cited particularly often

Stanford List 2023: 212 FAU scientists among the top two percent of mist cited researchers worldwide.
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216 scientists from FAU among the top two percent of most frequently cited researchers worldwide

According to a recent study, more than 200 researchers at FAU belong to the top two percent of the most frequently cited academics worldwide. The list was published by a team of researchers from Stanford University after evaluating the Scopus database, the largest database of abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed literature from the Elsevier publishing house.

In October 2023, this overview included approximately 210,000 researchers in the most frequently cited two percent. In Germany, a total of just over 10,000 scientists are listed, including 216 from FAU.

Subject area Number of FAU researchers
Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry 1
Biology 2
Biomedical Research 16
Built Environment & Design 1
Chemistry 17
Clinical Medicine 96
Communication & Textual Studies 1
Earth & Environmental Sciences 5
Economics & Business 1
Enabling & Strategic Technologies 22
Engineering 9
Information & Communication Technologies 10
Mathematics & Statistics 2
Physics & Astronomy 28
Psychology & Cognitive Sciences 4
Social Sciences 1
Overall results 216

FAU scientists who are among the top 50 in their areas of expertise:

Rank in academic field Name Academic field
4 Georg Schett Arthritis & Rheumatology
6 Markus F. Neurath Gastroenterology & Hepatology
9 Abbas Agaimy Pathology
10 Donat P. Häder Biophysics
22 Aldo R. Boccaccini Materials
45 Matthias Thommes Chemical Physics
47 Yesim Erim Psychoanalysis
50 Enrique Zuazua General Mathematics

All researchers from FAU who are included in the top 2 percent (according to faculty)

The links take you to the FAU research information system CRIS.

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology

Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Sciences

Faculty of Engineering


The publication data on which the study is based were extracted from Scopus in October 2023 and refer to the citation year 2022. The database with the most frequently cited two percent of researchers was created in Scopus based on factors including citations, the h-index and citations of publications with various author positions. The database was created for the first time in 2019 by Prof. Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis from Stanford University and colleagues and has been updated annually since. Further information is available on the Elsevier website.