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Project 5-100 universities featured in Webometrics

August 16, 2019

Spain-based research group Cybermetrics Lab recently announced the results of the Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics).

The ranking is based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received .

Russia is home to 367 universities included in the ranking table. Eleven Russian universities are listed in the top-1000 of the ranking, nine of them are Project 5-100 participants.

NSU (535th) is the Project 5-100 leader in the ranking. The university has climbed up 609 places since last year. It is followed by HSE (552nd).

ITMO University features in the top-700. Four Project 5-100 universities, including TSU (717th), SPbPU (733rd), MEPhI (764th) and  MIPT (769th) are listed in the top-800.

Overall, most of the Project 5-100 universities have shown positive momentum in Webometrics. In top-1000  have significantly  improved their positions: SPbPU (+74), KFU (+57), MIPT  (+25) and HSE (+12). Outside the top-1000 of the rankings a rapid ascent was made by Sechenov University(+1397 places).

Russian leaders of the rankings are Lomonosov Moscow State University (226th) and Saint Petersburg State University (466th).

Webometrics is published twice a year, in  January and  July, and ranks around 27,000 universities around the world. 12,000 institutions are featured in the published report. Webometrics is based on four indicators: presence, the number of pages of the main webdomain of the institution; visibility, the number of external links to the university’s site; excellence, scientific citations based on SCImago data; and openness, total number of entries in Google Scholar.