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Elsevier and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Algeria announce the inaugural of Algeria Scopus Awards

Amsterdam | December 1, 2022

Algeria aspires to improve its global research ranking and stimulate innovation with broader access to Elsevier’s scientific information and tools

To honor Algeria scientific research and reward the most prolific researchers in Algeria, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Elsevier(opens in new tab/window), a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, are partnering on the third Algerian Scopus Awards celebration. The program and awards ceremony were held on Thursday December 1, 2022, at 2:00 PM (GMT+1) at the CERIST site.

Under the aegis the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research of Algeria, this event aims to recognize the talent and dedication of Algerian researchers.

Under the current agreement, Elsevier and CERIST provide Algerian universities and researchers with robust access to ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text platform for scholarly communication, and Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

The program features:

  • A discussion of the new report on the “state of Algeria scientific research,” which was developed by Elsevier

  • Presentation of the “Algeria Scopus Awards” to the winning researchers

It is with great pleasure to announce the winners of the 2022 Algeria Scopus Award, listed by field of research, in recognition of their scholarly contributions in their respective fields of research:

Outstanding Senior Researchers

  • Agriculture & Biological Sciences: Mr. Khodir Madani, Centre de Recherche en Technologies Agro-Alimentaires

  • Arts & Humanities: Mr. Achour Meguellati, Université Mohamed Bachir El Ibrahimi-Bordj Bou Arreridj

  • Biochemistry, Genetics & Molecular Biology: Mr. El-Hocine Siar, Université Frères Mentouri – Constantine 1

  • Business, Management & Accounting: Mr. Abderrezzak Benhabib, Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen

  • Chemical Engineering : Mr. Noureddine Nasrallah, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene

  • Computer Science: Mr. Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Université 8 Mai 1945– Guelma

  • Decision Science: Mr. Radhwan Boufellouh, Université Abou Bekr Belkaid – Tlemcen

  • Earth & Planetary Sciences: Mrs. Riheb Hadji, Université Ferhat Abbas – Setif 1

  • Energy: Mr. Cherif Larbes, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique Alger

  • Engineering: Mr. Abdelouahed Tounsi, Université Djillali Liabes – Sidi Bel Abbes

  • Environmental Science: Mr. Salim Heddam, Université 20 Août 1955 – Skikda

  • Immunology & Microbiology: Mrs. Hadjer Zaak, Centre de Recherche en Biotechnologie

  • Materials Science: Mr. Mohamed Trari, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene

  • Mathematics: Mr. Adel Ouannas, Université Larbi Ben M’Hidi, Oum El Bouaghi

  • Medicine: Mrs. Zoubida Zaidi, Universite Ferhat Abbas - SETIF 1

  • Neuroscience: Mr. Abdennacer Boudah, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Constantine – Tewfik Khaznadar

  • Nursing: Mrs. Amel Kessira, Université Badji Mokhtar - Annaba

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Pharmaceutics: Mr. Mohamed Yousfi, Université Amar Telidji – Laghouat

  • Physics & Astronomy: Mr.  Yassine Damerdji, Centre de Recherche en Astronomie, Astrophysique et Geophysique

  • Psychology: Mr. Habib Tilouine, Université Mohamed Ben Ahmed – Oran 2

  • Social Sciences : Mr. Zoheir Harichane, Centre Nationale de Recherche Préhistorique, Anthropologique et Historique

Outstanding Early Career Researchers

  • Agriculture & Biological Sciences ; Mrs. Imene Chentir, Ecole Supérieure des Sciences de L’aliment et des Industries Agroalimentaires d’Alger

  • Business, Management & Accounting: Mr. Choukri Menidjel, Université Larbi Tebessi – Tebessa

  • Chemistry: Mr. Ahmed Fouzi Tarchoun, Ecole Militaire Polytechnique

  • Computer Science: Mr. Moussa Amrani, Ecole Militaire Polytechnique

  • Engineering: Mr. Abdeldjebbar Tounsi, Université de Relizane

  • Environmental Science: Mr. Tikhamarine Yazid, Université de Tamenghasset

  • Materials Science: Mr. Aboubakar Hakiki, Université Ahmed Ben Bella – Oran1

  • Mathematics: Mr. Djilali Salih, Université Hassiba Benbouali - Chlef

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmaceutics: Mr. Tawfik Addi, Université Ahmed Ben Bella – Oran1

  • Physics & Astronomy: Mr. Oussama Baaloudj, Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene

  • Social Sciences : Mr. Zoheir Harichane, Centre Nationale de Recherche Préhistorique, Anthropologique et Histoire

  • Veterinary: Mr. Djamel Khelef, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Vétérinaire – Rabie Bouchama

The event will be chaired by Mr. Kamel BidariMinister of Higher Education, Scientific Research with Mrs. Mohamed Bouhicha General Director of Scientific Research of the Ministry of Higher Education, Felix Haest, Vice President of International Markets, Elsevier, as well as distinguished guests representing the academic world in Algeria

“It has been a pleasure to bring to Algeria the third Scopus Awards to honour recognize our nation’s most talented researchers and institutions”. said Mr Mohamed Bouhicha, DGRSDT, DG.

Felix Haest, Vice President of International Markets, Elsevier said: “Elsevier is proud to be partners with the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Research in recognizing the most talented researchers in Algeria.”


Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique Algérie

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