Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) honoured scientists, who were counted among the top two per cent of scholars in a global list compiled by Stanford University, on Monday.
The ceremony was held under the patronage of H H Sayyid Dr Fahad bin al Julanda al Said, vice-chancellor of SQU.
The US-based Stanford University, in association with the publishing house Elsevier and SciTech Strategies, recently released the list of the top two per cent of the most-cited scholars (1,59,683) in various disciplines for 2019.
Forty-three scientists from the sultanate, including 23 from SQU – five of whom are Omanis, have appeared on the coveted list.
The Omani scholars are Prof Dr Yahya bin Mansour al Wahaibi, energy and chemical engineering; Prof Dr Sabah bint Ahmed al Sulaiman, environmental sciences; Prof Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed al Saadi, botany and biology; Prof Dr Samir bin Hamad al Adawi, neurology; and Dr Mohammed bin Hamdan al Badi, energy sciences. This recognition reflects the quality of the scientific outputs from SQU and their use as reference across the world, the university stated.
Statistics indicate that the number of scientific publications from SQU has increased by 12.7 per cent in the past five years (2015-2019).