Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

January 2017 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.

Ranking of Spanish scientists working ABROAD according to Google Scholar

Ranking of Spanish researchers working abroad (expats) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles


        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:

Ranking of scientists in Spain (V): From 20011 to 23578

Ranking of scientists in Spanish Institutions (Spain) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles
Fourth edition (2nd week Dec'16)

         This ranking has been funded by the Project ACUMEN.European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Capacities, Science in Society 2010. Grant Agreement 266632 and the CSIC Intramural 201310E040

Updated methodology

        Webometrics Ranking original and still valid main objective is to support Open Access (OA) initiatives and to promote global access to academic knowledege as produced by universities worldwide. Ranking intends to be a useful tool showing the commitment of the institutions to the OA  through carefully selected web indicators.