05 Feb 2024

Sampoerna University Achieves 7th Position in Nature Index 2023: Strengthening Research Contribution in Indonesia


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News and Events,

Sampoerna University, as a world-class institution of higher education, has achieved a remarkable accomplishment by securing the 7th position in the recently released Nature Index 2023. This success also places Sampoerna University as the second-best private university in Indonesia according to the index. During the research period from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023, the university recorded a share value of 0.40 in leading international journals, providing an overview of the institution’s research across scientific fields such as biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, health, and physics.


The Nature Index, created by Nature Research, a scientific publishing division of the Nature Publishing Group, evaluates scientific institutions based on their research output. This evaluation considers both the quantity and quality of articles published in international journals during a specific research period. Unlike solely focusing on the quantity of research, the Nature Index also examines the individual contributions of each researcher. By analyzing the number of research articles published and the extent of authors’ contributions from a specific institution, the Nature Index assesses the scientific publication output. Utilizing its unique metric, known as the share value, the Nature Index provides valuable insights into an institution’s influence in published articles.


The ranking of universities in Indonesia according to the Nature Index 2023 is as follows:


  1. Universitas Indonesia
  2. Universitas Katolik Parahyangan
  3. Institut Teknologi Bandung
  4. IPB University
  5. Universitas Padjadjaran
  6. Universitas Gadjah Mada
  7. Sampoerna University
  8. Universitas Airlangga
  9. Institut Teknologi Sumatera
  10. Universitas Islam Indonesia




In addition to other outstanding achievements in the Nature Index 2023, Sampoerna University also holds important positions in other prestigious indexes. Sampoerna University ranks 4th in the field of Physical Sciences research and 5th in the category of Natural Sciences journals. This ranking reaffirms the multidisciplinary excellence of Sampoerna University in its significant contributions to various scientific fields.


The article that places Sampoerna University at a high rank in the Nature Index 2023 is titled “Minimal Length, Nuclear Matter, and Neutron Stars,” published in The European Physical Journal C Vol. 82:884. This research was conducted by Dr. Ilham Prasetyo and Idrus Belfaqih, M.S., Physics Lecturers at Sampoerna University, whose expertise and dedication reflect the quality of research conducted at Sampoerna University.


Dr. Marshall Schott, President of Sampoerna University, stated, “We are proud to see Sampoerna University continue to emerge as a major force in scientific research in Indonesia. Our presence at the 7th position in the Nature Index 2023 is tangible evidence of our commitment to world-class education and unwavering focus on research. This achievement reflects the quality of research conducted by faculty and researchers at Sampoerna University while affirming the university’s position as one of the leading centers of knowledge and innovation in Indonesia.”


Sampoerna University prioritizes excellence in various aspects, from curriculum standards, faculty, and facilities, to operations, equivalent to institutions in the United States operating in Indonesia. A holistic approach to higher education, emphasis on research and scientific development, and investment in research infrastructure place Sampoerna University at the forefront of providing a stimulating and supportive academic environment.


Sampoerna University’s commitment to academic excellence and sustainable research is expected to inspire other educational institutions to enhance their research standards and scientific development. Through collaboration with research institutions and industries, Sampoerna University also opens opportunities for joint research projects that can have a positive impact on society and the industrial sector.


“Sampoerna University remains committed to enhancing the quality of research and its contribution to creating innovations beneficial to society and the academic world. With a spirit of academic excellence, Sampoerna University is ready to move forward as a highly competitive research center and have a positive impact on scientific development in Indonesia,” concluded Dr. Schott.

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