NEW: 2nd 2014 edition

July edition has been published

          Data collection for the new edition has finished without major problems, so the Ranking is now in its 11th year of publication. Please, take into account that the following information updates the methodology described in that section:

Revision of invalid entries

Please read it carefully

        Since 2004, the Ranking Web (or Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year (data is collected during the first weeks of January and July for being public at the end of both months), covering more than 20,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide. We intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities.

JANUARY 2014: Over 22000 HEIs ranked

First edition of 2014 with data collected during January

        Fresh data and a few changes in this new edition. More institutions have been added and updates and corrections are also included. We wish to thank to our colleagues worldwide for their valuable comments, suggestions and criticisms.

Unethical and Illegal

          The Webometrics Rank of a university is strongly linked to the volume and quality of the contents it publishes on the Web. Such contents should be originated by the faculty and other members of the university or by special agreement with external authors. It is not fair to use external contents for improving the rank of the university.

          The following two procedures lead to the exclusion of the Ranking:

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Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

        Most of the papers analysing ranking results only use the data from the top 500 universities, a sample that is clearly not very representative for most of the countries. For example, although there are countries where the whole set of their universities are in the upper category, others as important as the USA, that has a lot of universities in the elite, also shows over 2000 of its HEIs beyond the 5000th mark.