16. November 2021

Highly cited Bonn researchers University of Bonn prominently represented in "Highly Cited Researchers 2021" ranking

University of Bonn prominently represented in "Highly Cited Researchers 2021" ranking

With a total of 14 researchers, the University of Bonn is represented this year in the international ranking "Highly Cited Researchers". They are considered to be particularly influential in science.

Highly Cited Researchers 2021
Highly Cited Researchers 2021 - Prof. Dr. Eicke Latz is one of the most cited scientists at the University of Bonn. © Photo: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn
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According to the creators of the ranking, the individuals on this list of "Highly Cited Researchers" are among the world's most influential one percent of their field. The benchmark is the frequency with which their scientific publications were cited by other researchers in the past decade (period from 2010 to 2020). The ranking is published annually by the "Web of Science Group" and includes around 6,200 scientists in 21 subject categories.

Rector Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch said about the ranking: "It is the declared goal of Bonn as a University of Excellence to attract and retain the best minds from all over the world for research and teaching. In the tough international competition, we are increasingly successful in attracting personalities, such as the now identified 'Highly Cited Researchers', who belong to the top of their respective research fields worldwide or have made a name for themselves across disciplinary boundaries. As such, they play a key role in shaping the reputation of the University of Bonn."

The ten most cited researchers at the University of Bonn are:

- Wulf Amelung, Cross-Field
- Frank Ewert, Agricultural Science
- Armin Falk, Economics and Business
- Stefan Grimme, Chemistry
- Michael T. Heneka, Cross-Field
- Norbert Langer, Physics
- Eicke Latz, Immunology
- Doreen Muth, Cross-Field
- Matin Qaim, Cross-Field
- Stefan Siebert, Cross-Field

Furthermore, the most cited researchers include four other scientists who are primarily affiliated with other institutions but academically linked to the University of Bonn:

- Mihai G. Netea, Microbiology and Immunology, Radboud University Nijmegen.
- Frank Neese, Chemistry, Max Planck Society
- Joachim L. Schultze, Cross-Field, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
- Andreas Schlitzer, Cross-Field, Agency for Science Technology & Research (ASTAR), Singapore

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