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Date added: 2020-11-20

Prof. Jacek Namieśnik is yet again among the most cited scientists in the world

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Prof. Jacek Namieśnik, PhD, DSc, Eng. the late rector of Gdańsk University of Technology, who died in April 2019, is once again on the prestigious list of the world's most cited scientists. On the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list, there are only three names of scientists from Polish universities.

Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuters) is a global set of the most cited scientists that is updated annually. It is compiled based on an analysis of the number of citations, taking into account only highly cited articles (in the highest 1% citations in a given field and year of publication) published in journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection in the last eleven years (in this case, it is 2009-2019). The methodology is available on the Clarivate website. This list is also part of one of the oldest rankings of the best universities in the world - the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

This year's Clarivate report listed over 6.4 thousand scientists, including 26 Nobel laureates (including three this year's laureates) from over 60 countries. Once again most of the scientists among those in this prestigious record come from the USA. Harvard University retained the strongest representation among universities (188 scientists).

Apart from prof. Jacek Namieśnik, only three more scientists from universities in Poland are on the list: PhD, DSc Hazem Kalaji (Warsaw University of Life Sciences), prof. Piotr Ponikowski (rector of the Medical University of Silesia in Wrocław), prof. Adam Torbicki (Medical University of Warsaw).

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