Top 25 Performing Universities in Regional Joint Publications

In this list we present the U-Multirank 2018 top performers on the indicator ‘regional joint publications’.

Co-publications with authors located elswhere within the institution's geographical region are a reflection of regional linkages between a university and its regional partners.

While the list of top performers is in general dominated by European higher education institutions 17 out of 25), the largest number from a single country is coming from Taiwan (5). Most of the top performers are small in terms of the absolute number of their publications. Within Europe four institutions are from Spain, three from Portugal and three from Romania. Among the top performers we find eleven medical universities.

The 25 top performers in regional joint publications are:

  • Beijing Union Medical College (China)
  • National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan)
  • Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL) (Portugal)
  • Taipei Medical University (Taiwan)
  • University Guglielmo Marconi (Italy)
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (Iran)
  • University Fernando Pessoa (Portugal)
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran)
  • „Titu Maiorescu” University of Bucharest (Romania)
  • Ural State Medical University (Russian Federation)
  • Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain)
  • University Alfonso X El Sabio (Spain)
  • Paris Descartes University Paris 5 (France)
  • China Medical University,Taiwan (Taiwan)
  • Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan)
  • Lusófona University (Portugal)
  • Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
  • Catholic University of Valencia San Vicente Mártir (Spain)
  • Chang Gung University (Taiwan)
  • Toulouse INP (France)
  • Grigore T Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi (Romania)
  • Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain)
  • Belarusian State Medical University (Belarus)
  • Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University (Russian Federation)

The list is sorted by indicator scores in descending order; possible ties are not marked.


Information about the indicator:


Regional joint publications


Regional Engagement


The percentage of the university's research publications that list at least one co-author with an affiliate address located in the same spatial region (within a distance of 50 km).

Data source

CWTS/Thomson Reuters - Web of Science Core Collection

Time reference

period 2013 - 2016

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