Iran outranks Japan in the latest report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) determining the world’s top ten scientific and technology superpowers.
Iran was included as one of the top five nations in six of the forty-four technologies examined by ASPI’s new Critical Technology Tracker, and ninth overall in the ranking to forecast the top 10 future world powers.
When the number of publications, citations, and the Hirsch Index for innovative aviation engines, including hypersonic engines, were analyzed, the nation came in fourth, after China and the United States, and far ahead of Japan, Italy, and the UK.
Iran is also ranked among the top four nations in the world for research into smart materials, biofuels, and new technologies that are entering the market and might alter the course of the business, according to ASPI.
For many years, Iran has been regarded as one of the top nations in the world for creating science. The Critical Technology Tracker, on the other hand, has gone beyond basic research and has concentrated on the critical performance indicators of scientific and technical capabilities, identifying nations that have an advantage in this metric across the 44 technologies.