Autonomous University of Yucatán

Autonomous University of Yucatán

Animal Science and Veterinary Ranking

Mexico Established: 1922 Scholars: 4
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Animal Science and Veterinary discipline and affiliated with Autonomous University of Yucatán. There are a total of 4 researchers included with 3 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in Autonomous University of Yucatán is 106 with a mean value for the h-index of 26.50. The total sum of publications for top scientists in Autonomous University of Yucatán is 348 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 87.00.


Autonomous University of Yucatan

Autonomous University of Yucatan (Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán or UADY) is an autonomous public university in Yucatan, Mexico. Formally established in 1922 as the National Southeast University, UADY can trace its roots back to 1611 to the College of Mérida. Aside from its university offerings, it is highly active in the Yucatan community in terms of outputs in education and research.

Autonomous University of Yucatan Key Statistics

UADY has 15 faculties and schools, including the Faculty of Engineering, School of Medicine, Faculty of Anthropological Sciences, and its Law School. They supervise the provision of undergraduate and graduate studies, including programs for continuing education. Currently, there are 45 undergraduate and 63 graduate programs available. Popular programs include those for ecology, health, agriculture, and engineering.

The university's 15 faculties are housed in five different campuses in Mérida, including the Health Sciences Campus and the Exact Science and Engineering Campus. Aside from its campuses in Mérida, UADY has a multidisciplinary unit in Tizimín, East of Yucatan. This unit supervises programs including bachelor’s in computer science and a degree in nursing. Together, these faculties and schools serve 26,000 students with a teacher-to-student ratio of 14:1. The university employs around 925 academic staff.

The Autonomous University of Yucatan has 12 libraries. Five are on campus, two are multidisciplinary, two are departmental libraries, and three libraries are dedicated for the upper secondary level. The entire library system is well-known for its Scientific Productions Repository and the famous Yucateca Digital Collection that aims to preserve heritage Yucatecan Documents. To date, the university has 57,824 in this collection, which is equivalent to eight million digitized pages.

Autonomous University of Yucatan Research

Research at the university is recognized for contributions in the fields of biology, life sciences, agricultural sciences, behavioral sciences, and the humanities. Many of the university’s research output involve studies on Yucatan ecology and culture. Research funding is provided by national and state grants, as well as support from private organizations like ExxonMobil.

The top three fields of research for UADY are biology, chemistry, and ecology. Works have been presented in important conferences including the Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in 2008 and 2010 and the International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence in 2019.

The most cited research work associated with the UADY is Hodell et al.’s (2005) “Climate change on the Yucatan Peninsula during the little ice age” published in Quaternary Research with 247 citations. This is followed by Dumoteil et al.’s (2002) “Geographic distribution of Triatoma dimidiata and transmission dynamics of Trypanosoma cruzi in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico” in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene with 199 citations. The third most-cited work associated with the university, with 198 citations, is Moo-Huchin et al.’s (2015) paper titled “Antioxidant compounds, antioxidant activity and phenolic content in peel from three tropical fruits from Yucatan, Mexico” published in Food Chemistry.

Currently, the university prioritizes collaborative research in the biomedical and social sciences. This is spearheaded by its Dr. Hideyo Noguchi Regional Research Center (CIR). Two organizations under it, CIR Social and CIR Biomedical, provide the space, facilities, and other resources for students, teachers, and other researchers to work on their research projects.
385 World 2 National Juan Felipe de Jesús Torres-Acosta

Juan Felipe de Jesús Torres-Acosta

Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico
H-index 32 Citations 4,535 116
565 World 3 National Roger Iván Rodríguez-Vivas

Roger Iván Rodríguez-Vivas

Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico
H-index 29 Citations 3,072 100
998 World 4 National Carlos A. Sandoval-Castro

Carlos A. Sandoval-Castro

Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico
H-index 25 Citations 2,943 89
1973 World 8 National Armando Jacinto Aguilar-Caballero

Armando Jacinto Aguilar-Caballero

Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mexico
H-index 20 Citations 2,082 43

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph H-Index >= 20 within the area of Animal Science and Veterinary. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.