One of the most cited scientists in the world, Ai Koyanagi, forced to resign from her contract with a Saudi university

By 19/04/2023 Portal

The Japanese psychiatrist Ai Koyanagi She is one of the most cited scientists in the world, in part because she publishes an unusual number of studies. Last year signed 115 jobs, almost one every three days. Is the group's co-director of Epidemiology of mental disorders and aging at the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute, in the Barcelona municipality of Sant Boi de Llobregat, with an elite contract funded by the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA). However, Koyanagi changed her data in 2022 to be listed first as a researcher at the Saudi King Abdulaziz University in one of the databases that the influencer uses ranking of Shanghai, which each year designates the best universities on the planet. The institution that pays his salary, ICREA, has forced Koyanagi to resign from his shady contract with the Arab university, after EL PAÍS revealed that Saudi Arabia pays Spanish scientists so that they cheat in the ranking from Shanghai.

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