Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2022
Explore the Webometrics Ranking, the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions!
If you are curious to know the ranking of your university before applying to it, you can check out its ranking in the global rankings websites. One of the most popular rankings is the Webometrics rankings. Read on more to know!
What is Webometrics Ranking of World Universities?
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), recognized 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.
Webometrics Rankings indicators
Discover in the table below the Webometrics’ indicators and the meaning of each one:
|Web contents Impact||Number of external networks (subnets) linking to the institution's webpages (normalized and then average value)||Ahrefs Majestic||50%|
|Top cited researchers||Number of citations from Top 110 authors (excl. top 10 outliers)||Google Scholar Profiles||10%|
|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%|
Is Webometrics rank reliable?
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.
Top 20 universities by Webometrics Ranking (January 2022 Edition)
Find out about your university in Webometrics Ranking of World Universities according to their website.
|Rank||Institution||Location||Impact Rank||Openness Rank||Excellence Rank|
|3||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||US||2||4||10|
|4||University of California Berkeley||US||4||3||18|
|5||University of Oxford||UK||14||6||5|
|6||University of Michigan||US||8||11||7|
|7||University of Washington||US||6||68||9|
|9||Columbia University New York||US||9||8||15|
|10||Johns Hopkins University||US||16||36||8|
|11||University of Cambridge||UK||17||5||11|
|12||University of Pennsylvania||US||12||10||16|
|13||University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)||US||19||9||19|
|15||UCL: University College London||UK||43||12||6|
|16||University of California San Diego||US||27||7||23|
|17||University of Toronto||Canada||35||34||12|
|18||University of Wisconsin Madison||US||13||24||47|
|19||University of Minnesota System||US||15||20||45|
|20||Pennsylvania State University||US||10||37||53|
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