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Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

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The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative by the Cybermetrics Lab i.e. a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (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.

  • 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 in every six months
  • The rankings are currently, it’s the 17th year of publication
  • You should not confuse the Ranking Web with the ranking of the universities website, as it’s a ranking of universities. Its indicator includes both webometric (all missions) and bibliometric (research mission)
  • 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

Indicators

Meaning

Methodology

Source

Weight

Presence

Public knowledge shared

Size (number of pages) of the main web domain of the institution. It includes all the subdomains that share the same (central/main) web domain

Google

5%

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: 2013-2017

Scimago

35%

Source: https://www.webometrics.info/en/Methodology

 Top 20 universities by Webometrics Ranking (January 2020 Edition)

S.No

Institution

Location

Presence Rank

Impact Rank

Openess Rank

Excellence Rank

1

Harvard University

US

1

2

1

1

2

Stanford University

US

3

3

2

2

3

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

US

2

1

4

8

4

University of California Berkeley

US

18

4

3

17

5

University of Washington

US

25

5

56

10

6

University of Michigan

US

12

8

11

7

7

University of Oxford

UK

21

15

8

4

8

Columbia University

US

57

9

8

14

9

Cornell University

US

9

6

17

22

10

University of Pennsylvania

US

41

12

10

15

11

University of Cambridge

US

67

19

6

12

12

University of California (LA)

US

52

17

9

13

13

Yale University

US

74

10

13

20

14

University of Wisconsin Madison

US

29

14

30

34

15

Johns Hopkins University

US

118

34

41

6

16

University of California-San Diego

US

120

29

5

19

17

University of Minnesota System

US

29

18

20

35

18

University of Toronto

Canada

43

38

24

11

19

Duke University

US

48

23

14

21

20

Pennsylvania State University

US

20

11

49

47

Source: http://www.webometrics.info/en/world

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