University of Nicosia Celebrates 11 Academics Named Among World’s Top-Cited Scientists

The University’s research output underscores the institution’s commitment to impactful research and scholarly excellence

The University of Nicosia proudly announces that eleven of its academics have been recognised among the most cited scientists globally, according to the annual Stanford University list of top-cited scientists.

The annual list, entitled “Data for updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, is made publicly available and provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions and a composite indicator (c-score).

With classifications spanning 22 scientific fields and 174 subfields, the list serves as a benchmark for scholarly achievement and research impact. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2022 and single recent year data pertain to citations received during calendar year 2022.

The University of Nicosia scientists who are on the list of top-cited scientists worldwide, based on the above criteria and their research output for 2022, are the following (in alphabetical order):

  1. Professor Andreou Eleni, School of Life and Health Sciences
  2. Professor Davidson Michael, Medical School
  3. Professor Drikakis Dimitris, joint appointment in Medical School and School of Sciences and Engineering
  4. Professor Georgalas Christos, Medical School
  5. Professor Karanis Panagiotis, Medical School
  6. Professor Karayiannis Peter, Medical School
  7. Professor Makridakis Spyros, School of Business
  8. Professor Mavromoustakis Constandinos X., School of Sciences and Engineering
  9. Professor Nicolaides Andrew, Medical School
  10. Professor Sullman Mark J.M., School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  11. Professor Vrontis Demetris, School of Business

The University of Nicosia warmly congratulates its eleven listed scientists for this distinction, which is indicative of the outstanding research carried out at the University, also reflected in the University’s ranking among the Top 501-600 universities in the world, according to the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Professor Demetris Vrontis, Vice Rector for Faculty and Research, stated that “Research is the cornerstone of advancement for science, the economy and society at large. As such it is the universal force driving all internationally prominent universities, and the University of Nicosia is unwaveringly committed to succeeding even further in this endeavour. Within an increasingly competitive, global environment of higher education, the University of Nicosia is providing its faculty members with every possible support that will leverage their scientific work and facilitate their efforts to publish in top-class journals”.

The Rector of the University, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, commented: “This recent accolade underscores our global reputation for exceptional research excellence, complemented by our superior teaching standards and significant societal impact, propelling our institution among the world’s elite universities. I extend my heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to the eleven esteemed colleagues recognized in the prestigious Stanford University list of the world’s most-cited scientists, as well as to all our committed team members for their remarkable contributions to research and innovation, which undoubtedly instill a deep sense of pride and joy in us all”.