Ten University of Helsinki researchers among the most cited 1% in their respective fields

The Highly Cited Researchers list ranks scholars whose articles other researchers have cited the most over the last decade.

Ten University of Helsinki researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers list. Eight of the researchers have their primary affiliation at the University, while two work primarily elsewhere.

The list identifies researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science citation index.

Web of Science indexing and search service covers peer-reviewed published research articles especially in the natural sciences and medicine. Due to this, scholars of the humanities and education, among others, are not included on the list.

The University of Helsinki re­search­ers on the Highly Cited Re­search­ers list

Atmospheric sciences

Markku Kulmala

Tuukka Petäjä

Douglas Worsnop (primary affiliation: Aerodyne Research)


Life sciences

Jaakko Kangasjärvi

Liisa Holm

Medicine and cross-field

Tero Aittokallio

Mikael Knip

Willem de Vos

Mika Kivimäki (primary affiliation: University College London)

Tommi Vatanen


The full Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list can be found here.

Read more about highly cited researchers at the University of Helsinki.