General information on ranking

Name of the ranking CWTS Leiden Ranking
Geographical scope global
Status of the ranking independent
Name of person in charge of ranking Ludo Waltman
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2008
Most recent year of publication 2017
Ranking organization Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University
Website of the methodology

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: higher education institutions,policymakers, governments and funding agencies,
  • Level of comparison: broad fields, institutional
  • Major dimensions covered: internationalization, research
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables), Other: chart
  • Data sources: data collected from HEIs by ranking organization, third-party database (data not provided by HEI)
  • Quality assurance of ranking: Other: principles for responsible use
  • Website of the ranking organization:

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