A group of eminent scholars have come up with a huge report ranking and profiling the world’s best Professors, Scientific scholars and researchers from 216 countries and 14,200 research institutions, Universities & institutions of higher learning. The selection of the 216 countries is drawn from 10 regions of the world including Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, Arab League, EECA, BRICS, Latin America and COMESA.
For Uganda’s case, a good number of its Universities and research institutions included Makerere University that produced the largest number of prized scholars who were drawn from disciplines like Agriculture & Forestry, Education, Design & Architecture, Business & Management, Economics & Econometrics, Engineering & Technology, History, Philosophy, Law, Medical & Health Sciences and Natural Sciences among others.
The list of the world’s most meritorious scientists and scholars was arrived at through what the authors described as “a very robust intellectual infrastructure” though there could be some very good or even better scientists excluded simply because their “Google Scholar” profiles weren’t easily accessible or existed but had never been verified for authentication. Dead scholars were also excluded just like those whose names featured in referenced but jointly authored scholarly articles.
In what will intrigue some and leave many of her haters weeping in envy, outspoken researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi prominently features on the list. She is actually ranked among the 12 best and most prized researchers Makerere University had in the last 5 years preceding the “AD Scientific Index.”
The voluminous report ranks her among the 20 best scholars for the whole country Uganda. At the Africa continental level, she is ranked among the 2,918 best and most prized impactful and productive scholars. That her scholarly works were of “great scientific value.” And at the global level, the former Kampala Woman MP candidate is ranked among the world’s 233,726 best and most productive scholars. Remarkably Nyanzi is ranked over and above some of Uganda’s reputed scholars like Makerere Law School’s much revered Prof Joe Oloka Onyango.
Click here to view full “AD Scientific Index” report featuring Uganda’s best scientists and scholars.
The authors of the report, who stress their independence to illustrate the extent to which they acted independently, hope that their voluminous report can guide Universities, governments and the international community in developing meaningful academic incentives and policies leading to the making of better and more helpful remuneration-related decisions and thereby leading to staff retention at the 14,200 prestigious academic institutions that were assessed.
The graphical illustration below demonstrates how Dr.Stella Nyanzi, other individual Ugandan scientists and their respective Universities/research institutions faired at the latest global rankings:
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