• ADU has published 3,000 publications in Scopus Index Journals
• Prof. Qasymeh: “At ADU, we are committed to fostering and enabling innovative research initiatives to ensure that our faculty and students have access to world-class opportunities.”
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 December 2023: Abu Dhabi University (ADU)’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), announced that the University has achieved 3,000 research publications in the international Scopus Index, with exponential growth in the past five years. With 80% of ADU’s publications issued in the Q1 and Q2 categories, the research represents a hallmark for top-tier universities around the world. The 3,000 publications cover multidisciplinary themes, including engineering and technology, health science, business, finance, and economics.
This achievement aligns with the University’s commitment to advancing research and innovation in alignment with its strategic goals for the benefit of its students, faculty members, and the wider community. The steady growth in Scopus publications reflects ADU’s aim to contribute to the global academic community. Through the dissemination of high-quality research, ADU actively contributes to shaping international conversations and solutions, particularly in the pursuit of sustainable communities and knowledge-based economies.
Recently, ADU’s College of Engineering faculty where listed in the world’s top 2% of cited researchers for 2023, according to Stanford University. The projects listed cover a range of engineering disciplines that aim to find solutions for engineering challenges.
Professor Montasir Qasymeh, Associate Provost for Research and Academic Development at ADU, said: “We express our gratitude for this significant accomplishment, made possible through the unwavering dedication of ADU’s faculty and researchers. Their hard work and exceptional research output have played a vital role in solidifying the University’s position as a leading global institution in academic research. At ADU, we are committed to fostering and enabling innovative research initiatives to ensure that our faculty and students have access to world-class opportunities to advance their research skills and knowledge in addressing global challenges.”
The ORSP was established to support ADU in expanding its research activities and building a reputation as a research-oriented university recognized nationally, regionally, and internationally. The mission of the ORSP is to pursue excellence in selected strategic areas of applied research and innovative scholarly pursuits compatible with the socio-economic needs of the UAE.
Scopus, introduced by Elsevier in 2004, serves as an abstract and citation database. Containing an extensive collection of 36,377 titles, including 22,794 active and 13,583 inactive titles, the database collaborates with 11,678 publishers. Among these titles, 34,346 belong to peer-reviewed journals across key subject fields, including life sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences. The database employs a quartile system, where Q1 represents the top 25% of journals, and Q2 includes journals ranking between 25% and 50%.