Country Rankings 2023

Asia Country Rankings 2023

As described in the university ranking section, it is not easy to obtain and standardize data from about 19.000 universities for the country ranking. Therefore, we based our ranking system on the number of meritorious scientists. Four criteria are used to rank the countries. The first one is the number of scientists in the top  2% list. The second criterion is the number of scientists in the top 10%, Top 20%, Top 40%, top 60% and top 80% list. The third one is the number of scientists listed in the AD Scientific Index. In the case of equalities after applying all these three criteria, the world rank of the meritorious scientist of that country is used.

Total 331.092 scientist, 52 country, 10.124 university

AD Scientific Index - Country Rankings 2023 Number of World’s Top 2% in Scientists Number of World’s Top 10% in Scientists
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1 8 China 93 Tsinghua University Tsinghua University 28 Haijun Yang 806 50715
Top 10000
673 5 0 1 2 0 87 0 0 5 55 0 518 4105 91 4 23 25 2 1374 0 0 86 587 25 1888
2 12 Japan 151 Kyoto University Kyoto University 8 Shizuo Akira i 660 25337
Top 10000
349 3 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 21 27 0 279 2417 59 0 5 6 1 364 0 1 287 479 13 1202
3 15 Hong Kong 86 Chinese University of Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong 693 Ben Zhong Tang 15 5183
Top 5000
224 0 0 2 0 2 39 0 0 16 17 3 145 966 9 3 27 5 16 314 1 0 110 123 43 315
4 17 South Korea 104 Seoul National University Seoul National University 1 HJ Kim i 257 26318
Top 10000
205 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 4 29 1 154 1727 17 3 11 2 2 466 0 0 156 267 11 792
5 19 Singapore 54 National University of Singapore National University of Singapore 247 Barry Halliwell 32 5017
Top 5000
164 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 8 8 0 119 791 2 0 17 7 4 285 1 2 56 120 11 286
6 20 Israel 129 Weizmann Institute of Science Weizmann Institute of Science 176 Noam Tal Hod i 53 6753
Top 5000
161 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 9 25 3 111 1146 21 0 13 7 4 220 1 0 108 262 67 443
7 21 India 607 Indian Institute of Technology IIT Madras Indian Institute of Technology IIT Madras 126 JB Singh i 3619 66660
Top 10000
140 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 3 30 0 100 1602 32 1 18 5 5 360 0 0 139 382 13 647
8 27 Taiwan 279 National Taiwan University National Taiwan University 321 Paoti Chang i 139 6498
Top 5000
83 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 3 6 1 67 644 7 1 11 4 6 166 0 0 43 100 9 297
9 32 Iran 405 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran University of Medical Sciences 199 Mohsen Khakzad i 394 26809
Top 10000
53 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 7 10 0 32 705 9 1 2 1 2 175 0 0 131 117 5 262
10 34 Saudi Arabia 198 King Abdullah University of Science & Technology King Abdullah University of Science & Technology 886 Carlos M Duarte 73 6327
Top 5000
46 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 2 12 0 24 337 7 0 2 0 0 100 0 0 37 71 1 119

New. 2023 Country Top Lists: Top 10000, Top 5000, Top 3000, Top 2000 Top 1000. Only in AD Scientific Index

11 38 Malaysia 553 University of Malaya University of Malaya 3011 Masjuki Hassan 126 9242
Top 10000
25 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 18 372 5 0 10 11 0 114 1 0 24 41 2 164
12 41 Pakistan 1025 COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad 435 Hafeez R. Hoorani i 259 11835
Top 10000
19 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 14 173 21 0 0 3 3 20 0 0 19 42 1 64
13 45 Thailand 925 Chulalongkorn University Chulalongkorn University 599 Burin Asavapibhop i 144 4925
Top 5000
13 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 9 117 2 0 1 0 0 26 0 0 22 16 1 49
14 48 United Arab Emirates 814 University of Sharjah University of Sharjah 729 Rachik Soualah i 59 2275
Top 2000
11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 8 117 0 0 3 2 0 22 0 0 14 13 0 63
15 52 Qatar 905 Qatar University Qatar University 3218 Bassim H Hameed 15 887
Top 1000
8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 87 0 0 1 0 0 21 0 0 9 4 1 51
16 55 Lebanon 626 American University of Beirut American University of Beirut 2556 Fadlo R Khuri 20 1006
Top 1000
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 43 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 19 5 0 12
17 58 Jordan 1195 University of Jordan University of Jordan 3648 Yousef Khader i 32 2334
Top 2000
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 30 1 1 1 0 0 7 0 0 4 7 0 9
18 60 Indonesia 1894 Universitas Diponegoro Universitas Diponegoro 905 Suharyo Sumowidagdo i 2224 41922
Top 10000
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 58 2 0 6 5 0 3 1 3 4 5 3 26
19 65 Vietnam 1696 Vietnam National University Hanoi Vietnam National University Hanoi 1772 C.Nguyen-Mau 125 3575
Top 2000
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 34 0 0 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 18
20 66 Bangladesh 1207 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research 11558 Rashidul Haque 167 6011
Top 5000
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 20
21 72 Macao 1398 University of Macau University of Macau 4604 Rob Law 7 370
Top 300
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 3 1 2 12
22 73 Sri Lanka 1334 University of Ruhuna University of Ruhuna 592 N Wickramage i 46 2241
Top 1000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 20 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 0 9
23 74 Philippines 1619 IRRI, Philippines IRRI, Philippines 5235 Jan Mickelle Maratas i 262 5294
Top 5000
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 16 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 1 6
24 76 Kuwait 1674 Kuwait University Kuwait University 3775 Ali J. Chamkha 14 640
Top 500
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 15 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 1 6
25 79 Oman 1380 Sultan Qaboos University Sultan Qaboos University 8574 Muhammad Farooq 37 1204
Top 1000
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 3 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 1 13
26 80 Kazakhstan 1569 L N Gumilov Eurasian National University L N Gumilov Eurasian National University 21173 Wim Dehaen 60 1229
Top 1000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 23 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 8 0 11
27 81 Iraq 2003 Cihan University-Erbil Cihan University-Erbil 20996 S.Mohammad Sajadi i 115 3483
Top 3000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0 11
28 85 Uzbekistan 1603 Jizzax State Pedagogika Instituti Jizzax State Pedagogika Instituti 19962 Ochilova M Baxti 50 1384
Top 1000
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 6
29 98 Armenia 2434 Yerevan Physics Institute Yerevan Physics Institute 54177 Norayr Akopov 12 314
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6
30 99 Brunei Darussalam 2526 University of Brunei Darussalam University of Brunei Darussalam 31199 David Koh 6 515
Top 500
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
31 100 Nepal 2796 International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development 56843 ARUN SHRESTHA 27 508
Top 500
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
32 101 Bahrain 3013 Arabian Gulf University Arabian Gulf University 43167 Randah R Hamadeh i 16 341
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0
33 114 Kyrgyzstan 3416 Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University 58664 Kürşad Yılmaz 11 294
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
34 123 Cambodia 4404 University of Puthisastra University of Puthisastra 88157 Sandro Vento 23 261
Top 200
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
36 138 Syria 5582 Tishreen University Tishreen University 149816 Hassan Haes Alhelou 26 427
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 141 Yemen 5363 Sana'a University Sana'a University 171292 Mohammed Hail Hakimi 21 330
Top 300
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 143 Mongolia 6023 National University of Mongolia National University of Mongolia 222282 Bazartseren Boldgiv 8 272
Top 200
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 145 Azerbaijan 6581 Baku State University Baku State University 144796 Rovshan Khalilov i 26 560
Top 500
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 156 Laos 8045 National University of Laos National University of Laos 251722 Sopha 3 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 174 Afghanistan 9160 Kateb University Kateb University 378290 Mohammad Yasir Essar 39 230
Top 200
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 175 Tajikistan 6992 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan 119947 Farukh Sharopov 7 153
Top 200
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 183 North Korea 9785 Kim Il Sung University Kim Il Sung University 406134 Chol-Jun Yu 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 188 Myanmar 11298 University of Mandalay University of Mandalay 576388 Hla Myo Tun 37 147
Top 100
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 190 Maldives 11383 Maldives National University Maldives National University 543537 Vettumperumal Rajapandi 6 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45 191 Bhutan 11449 Ministry of Health, Bhutan Ministry of Health, Bhutan 571594 Mongal Singh Gurung 7 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46 194 Timor-Leste 13336 Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e 898708 Pedro Talaia 3 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
47 195 Turkmenistan 15876 Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan Institute of Telecommunications and Informatics of Turkmenistan 1122713 Yslam Orazov 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0