HBU Scholars Listed in the 2023 World's Top 2% Scientists


Recently, Stanford University in the United States and Elsevier jointly released the “World's Top 2% Scientists” list. The list includes both the “Lifetime Scientific Impact Rankings,” which focus on the overall impact of academic careers to date, and the “Annual Scientific Impact Rankings,” which concentrate on academic achievements within a single year. The rankings are based on analysis using the citation data system of the Scopus database and are scored using six key factors, including total citations, H-index, Schreiber Hm-index adjusted for co-authorship, citations for single-authored, first-authored, or single/first/last-authored papers. The list selects the top 2% of scientists worldwide from nearly 7 million scientists, divided into 22 fields and 176 subfields. It provides a measure of long-term research performance for scientists and offers a more objective and accurate reflection of their impact.


Eight scholars from our university were included in the “Lifetime Scientific Impact Rankings.” They are Liu Yankui, Zhang Zhiming, Yao X. Steve, Yang Zhiping, Li Panlai, Yan Hongyuan, Sun Hanwen, and Ali Arshad.


Additionally, 23 scholars were included in the “Annual Scientific Impact Rankings.” They are Zhang Zhiming, Yao X. Steve, Zhao Lei, Zhang Wenming, Feng Ting, Li Zhiqiang, Yan Hongyuan, Xu Jianzhong, Gao Yongjun, Wang Ying, Zhang Ning, Zhang Yufan, Zhang Bingbing, Zhang Cuimiao, Jiang Yong, Wan Shiqiang, Han Xingguo, Ma Chunsen, Ali Arshad, Sun Guoming, Yan Xiaobing, Liu Shuaiqi, and Hu Liandong.


Being included in the list indicates that scholars from our university are at the forefront of their respective fields, have made outstanding contributions to the development of their fields, possess high global influence, and demonstrate the significant achievements the school has made in recent years in scientific and technological innovation and faculty development. The university will continue to focus on national major strategies, persistently strengthen cutting-edge scientific research, solidify the foundation of technological innovation, and propel first-class discipline construction to new heights with high-level research.