DOHA, Qatar, Aug. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has been named as one of Nature Index's 2016 Top 25 Research Rising Stars in the Middle East and West Asia. The ranking recognizes HBKU's significant growth and development in recent years in the field of scientific research between its colleges and research institutes. Debuting at number 15, HBKU is the first institution from Qatar to be included in this prestigious pan-regional list.
Nature Index, a database of author affiliation, collected from research articles published in 68 high-quality science journals, releases ranking tables annually to distinguish top performing academic institutions, corporate institutions, and countries around the world. The lists recognize influential performers in science, using an index that tracks the high-quality research output of more than 8,000 global institutions. Universities and institutes on the 2016 Rising Stars list are noted for growing their research activities significantly in recent years.
Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, President of HBKU, commented on the recognition: "The interdisciplinary research conducted at HBKU strives to target some of the most pressing challenges faced by the world today, while supporting Qatar's development, contributing to global scholarship, and moving key industries forward. I am pleased that HBKU's efforts to bolster and champion excellence in research in Qatar have been recognized by Nature Index this year."
"HBKU students, faculty, and researchers benefit from the university's unique research eco-system, offering up-and-coming researchers not only exceptional mentorship, but also a strong network of academics around the world".
Innovation and cutting edge research is at the core of HBKU's colleges and its research institutes and is in line with Qatar's National Research Strategy, addressing critical areas of development such as water security, energy security, cyber security, and healthcare in the country.
To learn more about research at HBKU, please visit www.hbku.edu.qa.
About Hamad bin Khalifa University
Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is an emerging research university that is building its foundation upon unique collaborations with local and international partners. Located in Education City, HBKU delivers undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Science and Engineering, College of Law and Public Policy, College of Public Health, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, and its College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It also provides unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship through its research institutes, and its Center of Executive Education delivers customized programs for the business community of Qatar and the region, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
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