A new increase in the number of Project 5-100 participants in the Webometrics rankingAugust 1, 2016
The latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities was published by the reputable Spanish research group Cybermetrics Lab in late July 2016. The ranking reflects universities’ online presence.
The number of Project 5-100 participants featured in the ranking’s Top-1000 list keeps rising: from 3 in July 2015 to 4 in January 2016 and 6 in July 2016. Higher School of Economics (No. 675) leads this group, followed by Novosibirsk State University (No.686), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (No.860), ITMO Universty (No.864), MIPT (No.878) and Tomsk State University (No.958). Fifteen other participants of Project 5-100 are also featured, albeit in lower bands.
More than a half of Project 5-100 participants have improved their Webometrics ranks since January 2016. The biggest climb has been shown by the South Ural State University (+1543 positions), Far Eastern Federal University (+1029 positions), Higher School of Economics (+736 spots) and MISiS (+574 spots).
Best results among Russian institutions have been shown by the Lomonosov Moscow State (No.183) and St. Petersburg State (No.532).
Webometrics rankings are published biannually, in late January and July, and cover around 25,000 universities around the world, but only 12,000 make it into the ranking. Ranking methodology is based on 4 differently-weighted indicators: visibility (no. of external links), presence (no. of Google-indexed pages), excellence (citation index based on SCImago data) and openness (based on university profiles in Google Scholar citations).