Islamabad, Pakistan is expected to have the second highest increase in research output ranking in the world, increasing from its current position of 43 to 27 in 2018, says a press release issued on Wednesday.
As per details, SCOPUS, world s largest abstract, citation database of research literature and analytical tool similar to Web of Science (Impact Factor), initiated a forecasting exercise on predicting in April 2011 under the topic, “How World Scientific Output will be in 2018″.
According to the results of this mega exercise based on the research output from 2003 – 2010, Pakistan is expected to have the second highest increase in research output ranking in the world, increasing from its current position of 43 to 27 in 2018.
The establishment of the HEC in 2002 has heralded a revolution in higher education in Pakistan; The HEC has accomplished more in nine years since its establishment than was achieved in the first 55 years of Pakistan s existence.
Recently six Pakistani universities have been ranked among the top 300 Asian Universities. Research output has grown eight-folds since 2002 (from 815 in 2002 to 6,200 in 2011). 80% of these research publications from Pakistan are coming from HEIs. Output has more than doubled just in the last 3 years and is expected to double again in the next 3 years.
The academic circles of the county termed it as great success and honour for the county in particular and higher education sector in general. It is outcome of dedicated hard work of faculty, revolutionary and research supportive initiatives introduced within last few years in higher education sector in Pakistan.