A researcher from PSUT named among the best researchers in the world

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 14:45


The researcher, Prof. Ahmad Hiyasat from Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Department of Computer Engineering at King Abdullah II School of Engineering, has 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.

The classification for this list is 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-authorship, and other factors that can be found in the Scopus research databases.

The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, praised the researcher and his 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 greatly increase the number of publications in category one scientific journals over the past six years. 

Al-Refai also congratulated Prof. Muhammad Al-Azzeh for having his name included among the list of the top 2% of researchers in the world. Prof. Al-Azzeh joined the PSUT family in the Department of Data Science, King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, at the beginning of the current academic year.

Prof. Ahmad Hiyasat thanked the University for playing a major role in supporting him and supporting the progress of all researchers, which contributed to placing it in a respected position in the eyes of everyone locally and regionally. He added that researchers have a great role to play in the advancement of their universities through their research work, and encouraged them to put forward and publish everything that is useful and fruitful.

Notably, PSUT this year maintained its rank as first among Jordanian universities and 15th among the universities in the Arab region, in the criterion of the ratio of the number of published research works to the number of faculty members according to the QS University Rankings for 2022. Furthermore, it received five stars in all of the catgories for the international QS Stars Ratings, and for distance learning. All of PSUT’s 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.