News > Press Releases

FORTH at the top of the Webometrics ranking for Research Centers

Jan 31, 2018

FORTH was ranked first (1st) among all Research Centers in Greece , 55th in Europe and 142nd Internationally, out of 7,953 Research Centers worldwide, according to the Global “Ranking Web of Research Centers”.

This evaluation is mainly based on the performance of Research Organisations, also taking into account their contribution to training and education, their engagement with the global Research Community and the dissemination of their scientific work.

FORTH, which numbers more than 1,300 members, is firmly at the top of all evaluations conducted at the National and the highly competitive European and International environment, demonstrating the outstanding level of its research activities, the effective synergy of its Institutes, and efficient administrative organization. "This reward of Excellence, coming from independent international sources, provides the motivation to move ahead on a dynamic path, overcoming difficulties and remaining faithful to the guiding principles that have rendered FORTH a pioneering Research Center - a cradle of innovation, learning and knowledge," stated the President of FORTH, Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis.

The "Ranking Web of Research Centers", conducts evaluations of Research Institutions worldwide over the past 10 years and is considered one of the most reliable ranking sources internationally. It is updated twice a year and aims to promote dissemination of research by highlighting the achievements of Research Centers around the world, using objective measurable indicators.

FORTH’s place in Europe http://research.webometrics.info/en/Europe

FORTH’s place in Greece http://research.webometrics.info/en/Europe/Greece