The Scientometrics Lab at Information Technology University, Lahore, Pakistan, has produced a ranking of Muslim universities, the Quality Research Ranking, with data derived from the Scopus database. The format and indicators are similar to those of the Leiden Ranking. Lists can be generated for total publications, highest, high and medium quality publications, and international and institutional collaboration and can by filtered by type of institution (broad or specialised) and number of publications. The default ranking is of highest quality publications.
Altogether 185 institutions are included. These rankings show the preeminence of Iran, Turkey and Malaysia in the Muslim scientific research world with 45, 44 and 28 ranked institutions respectively. Saudi Arabia, however, held the first place and had three institutions in the top twenty.
Several counties were absent from these rankings and some others performed poorly. There were only four universities from Indonesia, two from Bangladesh and none from Brunei, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia.
The top ten universities according to the default ranking are:
- King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
- University of Malaya, Malaysia
- University of Tehran, Iran
- King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
- Sharif University of Technology, Iran
- Middle East Technical University, Turkey
- Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
- Isfahan University of Technology Iran
- Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
- Bogazici University, Turkey.
ITU Scientometrics Lab