28 July 2018

The new edition of the Ranking Web of Universities or Webometrics has been just published. The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Spain has published Webometrics ranking since 2004.

This ranking is updated twice a year and includes more universities than any other global ranking. In this year’s ranking over 28,000 universities are listed.

There are four metrics:

  • Presence; number of webpages of the main webdomain, data from Google (5%)
  • Visibility; number of backlinks to webpages, data from Ahrefs and Majestic (50%)
  • Transparency; number of citations from top authors, data from Google Scholar Citations (10%)
  • Excellence; number of papers in the 10% most cited, data from Scimago (35%).

The top five universities overall, and in North America and the USA, are:

  1. Harvard University
  2. Stanford University
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  4. University of California at Berkeley
  5. University of Michigan.

The top five universities in various regions are:

Latin America

  1. Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  2. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  3. Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil 
  4. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  5. Universidad de Chile.

Europe

  1. University of Oxford, UK
  2. University of Cambridge, UK
  3. University College London, UK
  4. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  5. University of Edinburgh, UK.

Asia

  1. Tsinghua University, China
  2. University of Hong Kong
  3. National University of Singapore
  4. Peking University, China
  5. Tokyo University, Japan.

Africa

  1. University of Cape Town, South Africa
  2. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  3. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  4. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  5. University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Arab World

  1. King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  2. King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  3. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  4. American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  5. Cairo University, Egypt.

Oceania

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia
  2. University of Queensland, Australia
  3. University of New South Wales, Australia
  4. Australian National University
  5. University of Sydney, Australia.

 

Source
Webometrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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