The Islamic Republic of Iran has ranked 18th in terms of science production in medicine in the world, according to the latest statistics released by several international scientific centers.
Iran has gained the high ranking in comparison to among 238 countries in the world, IRNA quoted Deputy Manager of Education at Iran’s Health Ministry Amir Mohsen Ziaei as saying.
In 2000, the Islamic Republic ranked 53rd in the world in terms of the number of highly-cited medical articles but improved to the 23rd rank in 2011.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology in recent years.
Iran also ranked 20th in science production in the world in 2013, according to the recent statistics announced by Thomson Reuters.
Iran’s 2009 growth rate in science and technology was highest globally, being 11 times faster than the world’s average rate.