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Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

Do you know it is the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative by the Cybermetrics Lab i.e. a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), recognised as the largest Spanish public research body. Incepted in 2004, it intends to offer full coverage of Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) irrespective of the country or discipline. Currently, it ranks 30,000 HEIs from more than 200 countries. It’s the 18th year of publication this year.

Indicators

Meaning

Methodology

Source

Weight

Visibility

Web contents impact

Number of external networks (subnets) linking to the institution's webpages (normalized and then average value)

Ahrefs Majestic

50%

Transparency (or openness)

Top cited researchers

Number of citations from Top 110 authors (excl. top 10 outliers)

Google Scholar Profiles

10%

Excellence (or scholar)

Top cited papers

Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the 26 disciplines of the full database Data for the five years: 2015-2019

Scimago

40%


The Ranking Web or Webometrics is known as the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions. It offers an independent, objective, and open scientific exercise for reliability, up-to-date, multidimensional, and useful information w.r.t performance of universities across the world every six months.

The main objective of the Ranking Web is to encourage open access to the knowledge produced by a university. The Ranking Web editors are scientists working in world-class public research institutions with considerable experience in metrics-guided evaluation. The rankings are a research project and changes in the methodology are in line with the new findings or the availability of sources. The next Webometrics Ranking is expected to come out in July.

Top 20 universities by Webometrics Ranking (January 2021 Edition)

Rank

Institution

Location

Impact Rank

Openness Rank

Excellence Rank

1

University of Washington

US

6

25

9

2

Cornell University

US

5

3

24

3

Johns Hopkins University

US

18

10

8

4

Yale University

US

10

2

26

5

University of California-San Diego

US

30

1

19

6

University of Toronto

Canada

35

4

11

7

University of Wisconsin Madison

US

13

5

43

8

Pennsylvania State University

US

11

11

51

9

New York University

US

26

8

40

10

Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule ETH Zurich

Switzerland

42

12

32

11

Ohio State University

US

43

26

42

12

University of Florida

US

33

7

61

13

Harvard University

US

1

5963

1

14

Washington University Saint Louis

US

40

6

65

15

University of Pittsburgh

US

50

17

56

16

Carnegie Mellon University

US

19

9

146

17

University of Melbourne

Australia

100

22

23

18

University of Edinburgh

UK

56

31

52

19

University of New South Wales

Australia

83

27

37

20

Boston University

US

47

13

86

Source: http://www.webometrics.info/en/world?sort=asc&order=ranking

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Updated on April 02, 2021

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