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Project 5-100 participants keep improving in Webometrics

February 1, 2017

Spanish Cybermetrics Lab, part of Spain’s National Research Council, has published its latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities — the ranking of universities’ presence on the global web (published since 2004).

Webometrics 2017 Top-1000 lists eight Russian universities, including six Project 5-100 participants. Novosibirsk State has the best result at No.548, a significant improvement over the last year. It is followed by Higher School of Economics at No.699, MEPhI National Research Nuclear University at No.802, ITMO at No.836, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology at No.871, Tomsk State University at No.969. Other Project 5-100 participants also made it into the Webometrics ranking; participating universities have generally strengthened their positions.

Over half of Project 5-100 participants have gone up in the rating since July 2016. Strongest growth has been posted by Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (+1494 ranks), Samara National Research University (+870 ranks) and Far Eastern Federal University (+453 ranks). All Project participants have shown progress on the excellence indicator, while Samara U has been able to grow in all indicators.

Lomonosov Moscow State University (No. 216) and St. Petersburg State University (No. 526) have been recognized as the best Russian institutions.

Webometrics is published bi-annually, in late January and late July, and ranks around 25,000 universities around the world. 12,000 institutions are featured in the published report. Webometrics is based on four indicators with different weights – impact, the number of external links to the university’s site; presence, number of pages indexed by Google; excellence, scientific citations based on SCImago data; and openness, total number of entries in Google Scholar.