Ranking of countries

          As an experiment we combined our internal score for 31 241 Higher Education Institutions into 216 "countries" (different cTLD). These data were compiled for the Januaty 2022 edition with minor editions:

Rankings based on Google Scholar Citations: Methodology

GSC Author Profiles

          Google Scholar is a free very large bibliographic database that it is especially useful for bibliometric purposes as it provides the number (and lists all of them) of citations received by the items included. Its current size is over 240 million unique documents, (many of them with links to openly available full-text versions). This is almost three times the current coverage of the paywalled competitors like WoS/Clarivate or Scopus/Elsevier.

Countries arranged by Number of Universities in Top Ranks

July 2021 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 like the USA has a lot of HEIs beyond the 5000th mark.