23 November 2018
The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) is published by the Informatics Institute of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. It now includes 2,500 institutions in the world rankings and publishes 41 subject rankings. The current list is headed by Harvard University which is also in first place for all the indicators. There are three British universities in the top ten, Oxford, University College London, and Cambridge, and one Canadian, the University of Toronto.
This ranking is based entirely on research. Data are derived from InCites and there are six indicators.
- Articles published in 2017. Publications with more than 1,000 authors and those in the fourth quartile for journal impact factor are not included. (weighting of 21%),
- Citations received in 2013-17. Publications with more than 1,000 authors and those in the fourth quartile for journal impact factor are not included (21%),
- Total Documents published in 2013-17 including conference papers, reviews, letters, discussion, scripts and journal articles (10%),
- Article Impact Total. The ratio of the institution’s normalized citations per paper to the world citations per paper multiplied by the number of publications (18%),
- Citation Impact Total. The ratio of the institution’s normalized citations per paper to the world citations per paper multiplied by the number of citations (15%),
- International Collaboration. The number of papers published in collaboration with international universities (15%).
These rankings provide evidence of long-term trends. For example, it is noticeable that there has been a serious and steady decline in the research output and impact of Californian universities since 2010.
The University of California (UC) Berkeley has fallen from 6th place to 12th, UC Los Angeles (UCLA) from 7th to 13th, UC San Diego from 15th to 19th, UC Santa Barbara from 104th to 168th and UC Santa Cruz from 212th to 255th.