Webometrics Ranks Over 30,000 Universities

The Ranking Web of Universities, also known as Webometrics, is produced by the Cybermetrics Lab which is affiliated to the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). It now ranks universities by web activity and the quality of scientific research. Currently over 30,000 institutions are given a score.

There are three indicators in the latest edition:

Visibility (50%); number of external networks linking to the institution’s webpages; Source Majestic, Ahrefs

Transparency or Openness (10%); number of citations from top authors in Google Scholar Profiles

Excellence or Scholar (40%); number of papers in the 10% most cited 2015-2019; Source Scimago.

At the top there are not many surprises. It is noticeable, however, that larger public universities in the USA such as Michigan and Washington do better than some Ivy League institutions such as Yale or Cornell. The leading world university is Harvard followed by Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, and Michigan.

Webometrics provides several regional rankings. The top ranked universities in some of these are:

BRICS and Asia; Tsinghua University, China

CIVETS and Sub Saharan Africa; University of Cape Town, South Africa

South Asia; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

South East Asian; National University of Singapore

European Union; Utrecht University, Netherlands

Central and Eastern Europe; Charles University in Prague, Czechia

Caribbean; University of Puerto Rico

Arab World; King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.



Ranking Web of Universities

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