It is a source of great pride for the UMT community that UMT now ranks 4TH in scientific research output in Nature Index Table for 2016. This represents a 200% increase since last year. UMT is also the top private sector university in terms of scientific research.
It is worth mentioning that each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. The Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 68 high-quality science journals. The database is compiled by Nature Publishing Group (NPG). The Nature Index provides a close to real-time proxy for high-quality research output at the institutional, national and regional level. The Nature Index provides a perspective on high-quality research on the basis of published articles. It is intended to be one of a number of metrics to assess research excellence and institutional performance.