TEHRAN (FNA) – As many as 65 academic centers, including 22 medical science universities, are among the world’s top ones, a senior Iranian official announced.
"The results were attained based on different indices, including citations,” Deputy Health Minister for Research and Technology Reza Malekzadeh said on Friday.
He, meantime, said that 354 Iranian researchers are among the world’s top one percent and 90 of them are conducting research in the field of medical sciences.
Malekzadeh lauded Iran’s scientific progress in 2019 in terms of the number of articles and citations, and said that the country has advanced one position in terms of the number of articles and stood at 15th place while it ranked 14th in terms of citations.
Iran holds a medical research festival every year. The 25th Razi Medical Research Festival has been able to support 600 elites and distinguished researchers as the selected researchers over the past 25 years.