General information on ranking

Name of the ranking Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics)
Geographical scope global
Status of the ranking independent
Name of person in charge of ranking Isidro F. Aguillo
E-mail of person in charge of ranking isidro.aguillo@csic.es
Website of the ranking www.webometrics.info/en/world
Publication frequency semiannual
First year of publication 2004
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Instituto de Políticas y Bienes PÚblicos. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientí­ficas
Website of the methodology www.webometrics.info/en/Methodology

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: students and parents,higher education institutions,policymakers, governments and funding agencies,employers,quality assurance, accreditation, and recognition organizations,
  • Level of comparison: institutional
  • Major dimensions covered: research, teaching, reputation, internationalization, employability, innovation, regional engagement, knowledge transfer, social engagement, web presence
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: third-party database (data not provided by HEI), Other: Google, Majestic, Ahrefs
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board, Other:
  • Website of the ranking organization: http://www.ipp.csic.es