Kristian Skrede Gleditsch is one out of 9 scientists with affiliation to Norwegian institutions who is included in the new list compiled by Thomson Reuters, and is also the only UK-based political scientist to be included in this prestigious international list of the most highly cited researchers in recent years. Kristian has his main position as Professor at the Department of Government at the University of Essex​, and holds a 20 % position at PRIO.

The report, entitled The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014, describes the 3,200 academics on the list as “influencing the future direction of their fields, and of the world….they are people who are on the cutting edge of their fields. They are performing and publishing work that their peers recognise as vital to the advancement of their science”.

An expert in peace and conflict and research methods, Gleditsch has had a total of 2,049 citations recorded as of 12 July 2014, and 6 articles have each been cited more than 100 times.

See also the University of Essex' news​ about this great achievement.