Once again, the CONICET reaffirms its position as the best government science institution in Latin America according to the Scimago Ranking, which measures the progress of 95 government institutions in the region.
Furthermore, CONICET secured the top spot among government institutions with the most significant social impact in the Latin American region and ranked 13th among 1747 government institutions worldwide.
The ranking, ongoing since 2009, assesses research centers and higher education institutions with at least a hundred publications in the Scopus bibliographic database. This year, the methodology for measurement underwent updates, incorporating seventeen indicators grouped into three main factors: research, innovation, and social impact.
“This ranking once again reflects the high quality and excellence of Argentine science. Our research is internationally recognized. It is an acknowledgment for our community, working across the country in various scientific disciplines,” affirmed Ana Franchi, President of CONICET. She added, “Today more than ever, we have a strong commitment to ensure CONICET continues to produce high-quality, cutting-edge science internationally, focusing on enhancing people’s quality of life and contributing to the country’s development. We firmly believe that without science and technology, there is no possibility for the development of a sovereign and inclusive country.“
The Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Daniel Filmus, highlighted that “maintaining the top position in such a demanding ranking as Scimago demonstrates the quality of research carried out at CONICET and in Argentina. The excellence of our science in various fields of knowledge is respected and valued internationally.”
As outlined in its policies, the main goal of the ranking is to contribute to decision-making, develop public and institutional policies, and establish roadmaps to boost research and ensure continuous improvement in institutions.