SEVERAL professors from Shenzhen University (SZU) were included in the 2021 list of the world’s top 2 percent scientists released by Stanford University in October 2021.
The list, prepared by a team led by eminent professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, includes two separate data for career-long impact (from 1960 to 2020) and single-year impact (2020).
A total of 42 scholars from SZU’s 14 colleges and schools including Xie Heping, Zhang Xueji and Li Qingquan were in the career-long impact list, ranking 40th among institutions in the country.
At the same time, around 135 scholars from SZU’s 18 colleges and schools were featured in the single-year impact list, ranking 31st in the country, according to SZU.
This time, SZU has 13 more professors named in terms of career-long impact and 24 more in terms of single-year impact, compared to 2020’s rankings.
Roughly, 160,000 people were selected from nearly 7 million researchers over 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.
The report is based on database from Scopus, considering indicators including information on citations, an individual’s scientific research output or H-index, co-authorship and a composite indicator for career-long impact.