Ranking Web 2015: Edition 2.1 (July data, with corrections)

          The July edition is built with the indicators obtained during this month in order to maintain the freshness of the data of the most current and updated Ranking of Universities. After publication on the July 31th we received evidence of bad practices by a few universities, so a corrected edition was needed. Those HEIs affected are still included in the main list with indicators marked 99999 (see below for explanation), except for the University of Mosul that has been excluded.

"Old" web domains penalizyng university positioning and visibility

Second, non-central, old webdomains with rich contents

A list of selected no-longer the main web domain of the university is provided as indication for webmanagers of addresses that should be discontinued for increasing the global performance of the current preferred domain. That action could improve your rankk in our classification and it also have positive impact in the number of visitors and overall web performance.

Rankings of Scientists : More countries!

According to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles

         In order to complement the institutional-level information we are developing a new project, the ranking of scientists based on their performance (h index; citations) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles. Several countries are already available and new ones are being prepared.

Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

July 2015 edition

        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.

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Motivations

        The methodological changes in our ranking intend to have a strong effect on certain academic policies in order to improve specific aspects of the performance of the universities that are important in our agenda. The main issues are:

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