A study published in PLOS Biology found 443 University of Sydney academics are in the top 2 percent of researchers globally, the most of any Australian university.
The study, led by Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, combines several different metrics to systematically rank the most influential scientists by scientific field as measured by citations.
Analysing research from 1996 to 2018, the ranking measures the long-term impact of currently active scientists: in total the work of almost 7 million scientists worldwide was analysed.
This year’s list of Global Highly Cited Researchers contains 19 University of Sydney researchers. Produced by analytics company, Clarivate, the list identifies scientists who produce papers ranking in the top 1 percent by citations for their field in 2020.
“These lists of outstanding University of Sydney academics demonstrate the breadth and depth of research excellence we have at the university," Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Duncan Ivison said.
Our researchers have dedicated decades - and sometimes lifetimes - in pursuit of research that makes our society better. I am proud of their success and grateful for their dedication to this important work.