The country's top universities, research institutes and researchers were introduced based on the performance of the 10-years ESI and ISC qualitative indicators. According to the provided statistics, Tarbiat Modares University is among the top 1 percent of the world's most influential universities. There are also 16 highly cited researchers (among the world’s top 1 percent scholars) at Tarbiat Modares University.
The Essential Science Indicators Index (ESI), owned by Clarivate Analytics (ISI), released the latest list of top 1 percent institutions in the world that received the largest number of citations in the past 10 years. According to its latest update, December 2019, 65 universities and research institutes from Iran are among the 1 percent of the world's top universities in which Tarbiat Modares University, as the second largest comprehensive university in the country, is among the 1% of the world's top universities.