UAE University significantly strengthened its position as a leading scientific research institution in 2023 by publishing 2,646 research papers, according to the Scopus database.

The scale of this research by faculty members, researchers, and students of UAE University demonstrates its commitment to creating knowledge, making an effective contribution to the development of society, and achieving scientific and technological progress.

Prof. Ahmed Murad, Associate Provost for Research at UAE University, said these achievements result from the University’s effort to enhance its position as a research-intensive university, with published research papers that addressed various scientific fields.

Prof. Ahmed added that the 2,646 research papers were published between January and December 2023, with 1,151 papers addressing the challenges and solutions associated with achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Some 128 research papers alone related to the thirteenth goal, which seeks to limit and adapt to climate change. A total of 5,131 citations were generated from these publications during 2023, and according to the Scientific Journal Rankings (SJR), the percentage of UAEU publications in the top 10 most-cited journals reached 30.4% in 2023.

The percentage of publications in the top 25 most-cited journals reached 65.8%, and the percentage of research publications cited by international universities reached 76.9%. In total, UAE University publications were cited by journals and universities in 138 countries.

In terms of distribution among the disciplines, 11% of the publications were in engineering, 8.3% were in medicine, 8.8% were in computer science, 7.4% were in social sciences, 6.5% were related to physics and astronomy, and 5.5% were in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology.

The percentage of publications related to chemistry, environmental sciences, and materials science was 5.1% for each, while 4.8% of the publications were related to agricultural and biological sciences, 4.6% were in mathematics, and 27.8% were distributed among other disciplines.