4.4 Highly cited publications

For the period 2006-2010, Figures 4.4.1 and 4.4.2* demonstrates, for each University, the number of highly cited publications for percentile levels 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% and 50%, i.e. the publications that belong respectively to the top 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% and 50% of the most cited publications in the world.  

The following Universities produced publications which were ranked among the 1% most highly cited publications worldwide: National & Kapodistrian University of Athens/UOA (124), University of Ioannina/UOI (62), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/AUTH (60), University of Crete/UOC  (49), University of Patras/UOP (37), National Technical University of Athens/NTUA (34), Technical University of Crete/TUC (19), University of Thessaly/UTH (15), Agricultural University of Athens/AUA (9), Demokritos University of Thrace/DUTH (9), Harokopio University of Athens/HUA (6), University of Piraeus/UNIPI (5), University of the Aegean/ AEGEAN (4),  University of Western Macedonia/UOWM (2), Athens University of Economics and Business/AUEB (1) and University of Central Greece/UCG (1).

In addition, Figures 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 display the percentage of the highly cited publications in each University for percentile levels 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% and 50%. Data refers to the last 5-year period 2006-2010. Values above the percentile levels indicate that the specific University has the majority of its publications among the top 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% and 50% than the world average.

Being above the world average for percentile levels 1%, 5% and 10% and 25%, the top performing Universities were the University of Crete/UOC , the University of Ioannina/UOI and the Technical University of Crete/TUC. The National & Kapodistrian University of Athens/AUA was above the world average for percentile levels 1% and 5%,. Also, the University of Piraeus/UNIPI and the Harokopio University of Athens/HUA were above the world average for the levels of 1% and the Agricultural University of Athens/AUA for 5%. Finally, the small number of publications of the University of Central Greece/ UCG, displays a breakdown above world average for the percentile levels 1%, 5%, 10% and 25%.


Figure 4.4.1



Figure 4.4.2




The indicators are shown in two separate Figures to illustrate them more clearly.