UQ researchers recognised for global influence and impact

The University of Queensland has affirmed its position as a leading research institution for science and social sciences, with 28 UQ researchers identified as among the world’s most influential scientific minds.

They have been named in the prestigious Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group, which recognises scientists who have published a high number of papers that rank in the top 1% most-cited in their respective fields.

UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj AC said the result reflected the calibre and impact of the University’s research talent.

“This list is peer-rated, so our UQ scientists have been identified within their own global research community as influential knowledge leaders,” Professor Høj said.

“This list positions UQ as a prominent research facility in the world – placing well inside the top 50 ahead of many world famous institutions.

“I want to congratulate all our highly cited researchers, including 12 new UQ entrants, who are making their mark among the world’s best.”

Of the 28 UQ researchers listed, Professor Philip Hugenholtz achieved highly-cited status in two separate subject areas, increasing UQ’s overall number of highly-cited researchers in the 2019 list to 29.

Those making the list cover fields as diverse as agricultural, plant and animal sciences, medicine, chemistry, environment and ecology, social sciences, biology, and psychology.

Web of Science Group, a Clarivate Analytics company, organises the world’s research information to enable academia, corporations, publishers and governments to accelerate the pace of research.

The full Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list can be found online here.

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