9 University of Helsinki scholars among the world’s most highly cited researchers

The list ranks scholars whose articles other researchers have cited the most in the last decade.

9 University of Helsinki researchers have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list. 7 of the researchers have their primary affiliation at the University, while 2 work primarily elsewhere.

Highly Cited Researchers list ranks scholars whose articles other scholars around the world have cited the most in 2011–2021.

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

Veli-Matti Kerminen

Markku Kulmala

Tuukka Petäjä

Douglas Worsnop (primary affiliation: Aerodyne Research)

Life sciences

Jaakko Kangasjärvi


Mikael Knip

Willem de Vos  

Mika Kivimäki (primary affiliation: University College London)

Tommi Vatanen


The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list can be found online here.

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