A total of 166 UB researchers are among the 2% of scientists with the most influence, as they are the most cited in their respective scientific fields, according to a new update of the database published by group Elsevier known as the Stanford Ranking. The UB is the Spanish university with the most research staff in this group of leading scientists, who work in more than 50 disciplines from different areas of knowledge, from natural sciences to experimental sciences (such as physics and chemistry), engineering, social sciences (such as economics) or the humanities (such as communication and philology). You can find out who they are here.

Among the 195.605 scientists included in the database, 2.998 belong to Spanish institutions. The runner-ups behind the UB are the University of Valencia (with 82 researchers), the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (81) and the Complutense University of Madrid (79).

Twelve members of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the UB (ICCUB) are part of this top 2% of most cited researchers, displaying the excellence of the scientific production of our institution. They are (in alphabetical order) Concha González, David Mateos, Francesc Salvat, Jaume Garriga, Joan Solà, Jordi Miralda, Jorge Russo, Kazushi Iwasawa, Licia Verde, Mark Gieles, Raúl Jiménez and Roberto Emparan.

The Stanford ranking, which is based on the information provided by the Scopus database, measures the influence of research staff according to their production and impact on their fields of knowledge. It must be mentioned, however, that institutional affiliations are assigned based on the last article collected by Scopus for the studied period, which may affect the results in the case of research staff with more than one affiliation or the temporal mobility inherent in research.