Two Iranian scientific institutes have been added to the list of top 1000 universities based on Scimago Institutions Rankings (SIR) in 2016.
92 Iranian institutes out of 235 higher-education institutes in Middle East are seen in the list. University of Tehran, Medical Sciences University of Tehran and Sharif Poly Technique University stand respectively 8th, 10th and 12th in the list.
Out of 17 public institutions evaluated in the ranking, Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences and Institute for Color Science & Technology stand 3rd to 5th in the Middle East.
Regarding Middle East’s top 25 institutes in terms of heath, Pasteur Institute and Ministry of Health stand 12th and 18th.
The evaluation criterion is based on publishing 100 articles from 2010 to 2014.