Two researchers from Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Prof. Ahmad Hiyasat (Computer Engineering) and Prof. Mohammad Sababha, (Mathematics) have been selected among the list of the best 2% of researchers worldwide, according to the updated database of scientific researchers for standardized citation metrics prepared by Stanford University and the international publishing house, Elsevier.
HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University's Board of Trustees, congratulated the researchers for their efforts in providing society with knowledge, appreciating the work of all those who contribute to placing PSUT in the ranks of the most prestigious international universities.
The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, praised the researchers and their hard work, expressing his hope that the number of PSUT researchers on this list would increase in the coming years. He pointed out that the University has adopted policies supportive of scientific research, firstly by amending the regulations for the promotion and annual evaluation of faculty members, and by the formation of research teams, and the expansion of graduate studies programs which have all served to strengthen the culture of scientific research, and increased five-fold the number of publications in category one scientific journals over the past five years.
The researchers praised the physical and moral support that the University provides to researchers, which stimulates the research environment at all levels, stressing the need for independent global research classifications. The rapid increase in the number of researchers, research works and journals worldwide, poses a difficulty in distinguishing the value of research work, and the researchers suggested that the number of research should not be the main criterion in distinguishing between researchers.
The classification for this list, which included 66 researchers from various Jordanian universities, was based on the number of scientific papers published, the quality of the journals in which they were published, the number of citations of the researcher's work, and co-authoring, and other factors that can be found in the Scopus research databases.
Notably, PSUT has ranked first locally and 15th out of 1,300 universities in the Arab region, in the criterion of the ratio of the number of published research to the number of faculty members according to the QS University Rankings for 2021. Furthermore, it received five stars in all of the axes for the international QS Stars Ratings, and that all of its Schools hold international accreditation: The King Talal School of Business Technology is a member of AACSB, and the programs of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, and the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences hold ABET accreditation.