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Project 5-100 participants demonstrate a steady growth in the Webometrics Ranking

August 4, 2017

The end of July 2017 saw the publication of another Webometrics Ranking of World Universities by the authoritative Spanish research group Cybermetrics Lab. Spanish research group Cybometrics Lab released new Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in late July 2017.

This international ranking assesses both university websites and the presence of universities themselves in the Internet space by a number of parameters.The study assesses universities by the volume and quality of their webpages.

Like a year ago, the top-1000 includes include six Project 5-100 participants. Novosibirsk State University (NSU), which ranks 555th, is the best Russian university in Webometrics. It is followed by Higher School of Economics (HSE), ranking placed 760th. National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” ranks 809th. ITMO University, ranking ranks 831st, and Tomsk State University (TSU) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) rank 855th and 887th, respectively.

Most Project 5-100 participants improved their web performance from last July. NSU advanced by 131 positions, TSU rose by 103 positions. MEPhI moved up by 51 positions. ITMO University improved its performance by 33 positions. Samara University (+up 751 positions) and Far Eastern Federal University (+up 580 positions) showed the largest.improvement on last year rankings.

If we consider the indicators of the last Webometrics ranking publication of last January, then about half of the universities – Project 5-100 participants have improved their positions to some extent. About half of the Project 5-100 universities on Webometrics list have moved up from last January places. The highest growth in the ranking over the last six months was noted at Dramatic improvement was shown by South Ural State University (+ up 474 positions), Sechenov University (+ up 303 positions) and Far Eastern Federal University (+ up 127 positions).

The number of Project 5-100 participants, which are also included in the top1000 of the Webometrics ranking, is steadily growing. While in July 2015, the top-1000 included only three winning universities and in January 2016, it included four, the number reached six in July 2016 – July 2017. The number of Project-5-100 partners in the top 1000 Webometrics Ranking  increased from three in July 2015 to four in January 2016 and six in July 2016 - July 2017.

Lomonosov Moscow State University, which ranked 215th, and St. Petersburg State University, ranking 482nd, became the best in Russia. Webometrics ranking is published twice a year, at the end of January and the end of July. A total of 25,000 universities worldwide are ranked. The ranking is always published for 12,000 universities. Its methodology is based on four indicators with having different weights: popularity – (the number of links from third parties); presence – (the number of web pages indexed by Google); excellence –(the citing of scientific publications based on the analytical data of the SCImago research group); and openness or transparency – , an indicator that uses information from university profiles on Google Scholar citations.