Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, has announced that the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, ranked 57th out of 743 research institutes around the world, in the 2022 SCImago indicators in the field of marine sciences.
The Egyptian institute ranked first in the Middle East and Africa. It also came 14th out of 58 governmental and university institutions for this year, compared to 23rd among 48 institutions last year.
In the government sector, the institute ranked second after the National Research Center.
The National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries joined the SCImago classification for the first time in 2021. The institute ranked 2400th in 2020 globally.
The institute aims to benefit from marine resources in the Mediterranean and Red Sea. The institute’s goal is to manage human activities related to the sea and the environment, research in the fields of applied marine geophysics, marine geophysical natural hazards and projects, to cultivate notable scientists through top quality marine geophysical science education and experiences.