Eurasian University Ranking from Kazakhstan

The IAAR Eurasian University Ranking – 2020 was published by the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) based in  formerly Nur Sultan (Astana),  Kazakhstan. Methodology of the ranking consists of 20 parameters, each containing 4 to 6 indicators. Institutions are evaluated in four areas: academic reputation of the University, quality composition, concentration of scientific […]

uniRank Provides a Different Perspective on Global Universities

uniRank is a web-based ranking that is complementary to a search engine. It is currently based on an algorithm that includes five web metrics derived from four web intelligence sources: Moz Domain Authority, which replaced Google PageRank in 2016, Alexa Global Rank, Similar Web Global Rank, Majestic Referring Domains, and Majestic Trust Flow. This is […]

Webometrics Ranking Reveals Regional Disparities

The Ranking Web of Universities, usually just known as Webometrics, has been published since 2004 and ranks more than 30,000 universities. At the moment it has four indicators covering web activity and research: Presence (weighting 5%); number of pages in the main webdomain of the institution Visibility (50%) number of external networks linking to the […]

How will the COVID-19 crisis affect the global rankings?

As universities seek to redefine themselves or change their priorities, rankings will follow suit – writes Richard Holmes, an expert on academic rankings in the latest edition of University World News. Analyzing the impact Covid-19 may have on global university rankings Holms predicts fluctuations in scores and ranks as well as volatility in methodology. However, […]

URAP Subject Rankings Show Divided Research World

University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) was first published by the Informatics Institute of the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, in 2009. It is a research-based ranking that includes six indicators: Articles, Citations, Total Documents, Total Article Impact, Total Citation Impact, and International Collaboration. The data is derived from InCites and in this year’s edition […]

Are University Excellence Initiatives Effective?

In recent years many countries including Germany, Russia, China and India have introduced policies to improve the quality of research and higher education by concentrating resources on a relatively small group of elite institutions. Such initiatives often encourage leading universities to reach a specified level in the better-known global rankings. The effectiveness of these initiatives […]

Leiden Ranking reveals Progress in Research Quality

Leiden Ranking is published by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University (the Netherlands). It is a research-based ranking that now includes open access publications and gender equity in addition to standard measures of publications and citations. The ranking is based on the Web of Science and does not use surveys or […]

Scimago rankings: Universities Lagging behind for Research and Innovation

The Scimago Institutions Rankings are produced by the Scimago Lab and analyse data relevant to scientific and online reputation. In addition to conventional metrics related to research they also measure innovation and societal influence. There are separate rankings for universities and other institutions. The overall 2020 rankings, as in previous years, are led by the […]

IREG Executive Committee online meeting

The Executive Committee of IREG Observatory met online 30 June. Taking into account the circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Executive Committee decided to cancel IREG 2020 Conference in Beijing, and instead to organize, in cooperation with the Beijing University of Technology an online “Beijing Ranking Seminar” next October. Other online seminars are also […]