Hamad bin Khalifa University makes Nature Index's top 25 list

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Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU) recently became the first institution from Qatar to be named to Nature Index’s 2016 Top 25 Research Rising Stars in the Middle East and West Asia, debuting at No. 15.

HBKU is a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and has shown significant development in the areas of scientific research between its colleges and research institutes.

Nature Index works each year to recognize top performers in the areas of academic institutions, corporate institutions and countries around the world. The lists include more than 8,000 international entities that are influential leaders in the world of science, and Nature Index ranks those institutions by using an index of high quality research.

The database pulls information from research articles within 68 prestigious science journals. Universities and other entities honored on the 2016 Rising Start list are recognized for their substantial growth in research and the activities that support that growth in the past few years.

“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,” HBKU President Ahmad Hasnah said. “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,” Hasnah said.

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