According to a list of 100,000 most influential scientists in the world in 2021, 146 scientists work in Vietnam, including 29 who are Vietnamese.
29 Vietnamese scientists working in Vietnam are named in the list of 100,000 most influential scientists in the world in 2021.
The list, published recently in the PLoS Biology Journal, was compiled by the Metrics group of professors Jeroen Baas, Kevin Boyack and John P.A. Ioannidis from Stanford University (USA).
Vietnam has five scientists named in the list, including Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hoang Son, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung, Prof. Dr. Bui Tien Dieu and Prof. Dr. Vo Xuan Vinh.
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hoang Son, and Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung have been on this list for three consecutive years - 2019, 2020, and 2021. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc is also named in the top 100 world scientists in the field of Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Bui Tien Dieu, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung, Asso. Prof. Dr. Le Hoang Son, Prof. Dr. Vo Xuan Vinh, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc. (from top left to right) (Photo: laodong.vn)
Many foreign scientists who are working at Vietnamese universities such as Duy Tan and Ton Duc Thang are also on the list.
The list also includes Vietnamese scientists working abroad such as Prof. Dam Thanh Son (USA) and Ass. Prof. Bui Quoc Tinh (Japan).
The ranking uses Scopus's database from 1960 to August 2021 to filter out the top 100,000 most influential out of more than 7 million scientists. The criteria consist of: the influence index in the scientific world; total number of citations; the Hirsch h-index; the Schreiber HM-index; the number of citations for articles published as sole author; and the number of citations for articles as the lead and final authors.
The scientists are divided into 22 scientific fields and 176 disciplines and specialties.
Two Vietnamese scientists received awards by the FAO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for their work in plant mutation breeding.