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400 Egyptian Scientists Among Most Cited in the World Under Stanford University List

Almost 400 Egyptians have made the American Ivy League Stanford University's list of the world’s top 2% of most-cited scientists.

This month, Egypt’s scientists and researchers have been making some noise internationally, and it seems they're not quite done. After Tanta University professor Dr. Abdel Nabi Qabil was ranked the number one researcher in solar power by world-renowned ranking platform SciVi, and Minia University's Dr. Marco Zaki won the prestigious Newton Prize for tackling liver cancer, we found out that almost 400 Egyptians have made the American Ivy League Stanford University's list of the world’s top 2% of most-cited scientists.


Through the use of Scopus, ElSevier’s abstract and citation database, the list compiled millions of scientists from 149 countries across the world who have been cited the most in academic papers, projects and theses. The list includes 48 professors from Cairo University, 38 professors from the National Research Centre and 31 professors from Alexandria University.


The top five most-cited Egyptian scholars are Tanta University’s Professor Abdel Nabi Qabil (placing 4427 in the world), Beni Suef University’s Professor Ali Bahrawi (ranking 7752), Cairo University Professor Abou El-Ela Hassanein (at 11534), Professor Attia Farjani from Zagazig University (at 11534) and finally, Sohag University professor Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim Abbas. Cairo University alone hosts 20% of the Egyptian scientists who made the list.


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