STAFF REPORT ISB: COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Islamabad has topped among Pakistani institutions
and also succeeded to clinch 18th position among top western Asian institutions as per the high-quality research outputs
ranking table 2016 released by international reputed organisation, Nature.
According to the released index, the CIIT Islamabad has showed remarkable performance with 246.2% increase in weighted
fractional count (WFC) in 2015 as compared to 2014.
Among the top 20 institutions from western Asia all three top universities are from Israel while King Abdullah University of
Science and Technology Saudi Arabia remained on 4th position. Among top western Asian institutions five universities are
from Iran, three each from Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan has one each as CIIT Islamabad stood at 18th position.
Among the top global institutors, China succeeded to get top position as Global Academy of Sciences China stood first
followed by Harvard University USA, French National Centre for Scientific research France, Max Plank Society Germany and
Stanford University USA and University of Tokyo Japan. Two universities from UK, Oxford and Cambridge stood at 9 and 10th
Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year.
The data behind the tables are based on a proportion of total research papers, covering the natural sciences. The 2016 tables
are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.