University Rankings

Ruth’s Rankings 36 – Innovation, Automation, and Technology Part 2: Innovative Companies and Countries

By Ruth Pagell* Who is the most innovative company in Asia-Pac? What Asia-Pac country has the most companies in the Reuters Rankings? Which country is considered most innovative? How many million patent applications were there in 2016? Ruth’s Rankings 36 Part 1 discusses innovation rankings of universities using patents as the featured metric.  Part 2 […]

August 4, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings 36 – Innovation, Automation, and Technology Part 1: From Scholarly Articles to Patents

By Ruth Pagell* What institution is the most innovative in the Asia-Pacific region? What type of innovation ranking can you find on U-Multirank? (13 July 2018) In this article and the one following, we look at new rankings of universities and their countries from the perspective of innovation as measured by patents. This article introduces […]

July 13, 2018 - 10:38 am
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-3: Top News from THE and QS updates

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is THE’s best Young University; Malaysia adds four universities to the QS 2019 World Rankings (16 June 2018) During the past few weeks, Times Higher Education released updated rankings piecemeal, in preparation for its September to October release of its  2019 world rankings. At the same time, QS […]

June 16, 2018 - 2:25 pm
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings 35: Come together: May updates lead to an investigation of Collaboration

By Ruth Pagell* (11 June 2018) The following three international ranking updates were released in May. 2018 CWTS Leiden Rankings, where I will focus on the Collaborations module 2018 Times Higher Education, with its ever growing list of Emerging Economies 2018 U21 National Higher Education system rankings, drilling down in “Connectivity” In addition, Malaysia updated […]

June 11, 2018 - 9:33 am
Read More...

Elsevier releases 2017 CiteScore™ values

Citation impact metrics available for all peer-reviewed research journals, book series, conference proceedings and trade publications covered in Scopus           (31 May 2018, Amsterdam) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today released the 2017 CiteScore values, its latest assessment of thousands of serial scholarly publications, and is now freely available for Scopus […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
Read More...

KAIST, University of Tokyo and POSTECH Top the Annual Reuters Ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities for 2018

Powered by Clarivate Analytics data, the third annual Reuters Asia Pacific Top 75 ranking welcomes three new institutions, all from China  (5 June 2018, Hong Kong) KAIST, University of Tokyo and POSTECH top the Reuters 2018 ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities. The Asia Pacific (APAC) ranking aims to identify and rank the educational […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Read More...

Competition heats up in the world of high quality scientific research

(7 June 2018) The United States is the world’s largest contributor to high-quality scientific research papers, followed by China and Germany, according to the Nature Index 2018 Annual Tables released today. These tables track by country and institution the research published in 82 high-quality journals each year, counting both the total number of papers and […]

June 10, 2018 - 8:14 pm
Read More...

India culls 4,305 dubious journals from approved list

(3 May 2018) The University Grants Commission (UGC), which funds and oversees higher-education in India, has removed 4,305 spurious journals from a list of some 30,000 publications used for weighing academic performance. The UGC’s Standing Committee on Notification of Journals, evaluated the subset of journals originally submitted for inclusion by universities or listed in the […]

May 22, 2018 - 9:04 am
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings 34: Authors: Part 2 – Who are you?

By Ruth Pagell* Who is the best researcher in the world? Who has the most citations in Asia? Who has the most citations at Shanghai Jiao Tong University? Who is credited with the most citations in Physics and Astronomy at Nanjing Tech? See Conclusion for answers. (3 May 2018) Ruth’s Rankings 33 describes the processes […]

May 3, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Read More...

Online Buddhist Library listed in world’s top digital libraries

(10 April 2018) The National Taiwan University Research Center for Digital Humanities is responsible for maintaining and operating the Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist Studies (DLMBS), a website devoted to compiling bibliographies, full-text articles, and other research resources in the field of Buddhist studies. The DLMBS was established by Prof. Heng-Ching Shih of the […]

April 25, 2018 - 3:20 pm
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-2: QS Subject rankings and THE’s new releases – Japanese Universities and the Arab League

(5 April 2018) Many of our rankings appear once a year.  QS and THE slice and dice their datasets to create subsets of their annual rankings.  Are following these releases worth our time? QS adds two subjects: Library & Information Management and Classics & Ancient History Asia has more ranked universities in Materials Science than […]

April 5, 2018 - 2:36 pm
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings 33: Authors: People and processes

By Ruth Pagell* Which country has the most authors? Which research organization has the most authors in the world? Which university in Asia has the most authors? Which author at Nanjing Tech has the most citations in the field of Physics and Astronomy? (1) (17 March 2018) Two themes run through this article: the processes […]

March 17, 2018 - 1:38 pm
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-1: THE Asia: Reshuffling the same deck

(7 February 2018) The 2018 cycle begins.  THE released its 2018 Asia rankings 7 February 2018.  Covering 359 universities from 25 countries across Asia, this is an increase of 101 universities from 2017. Table 1 shows the top 15 universities in 2018 with their 2017 rankings and 2018 world rankings. The names are the same; […]

February 7, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Read More...

New multi-year partnership sees Times Higher Education continue to draw on Elsevier’s Scopus data for its World University Rankings

(18 January 2018) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health which is part of RELX Group, and Times Higher Education (THE), the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world, today announced their extended partnership in a multi-year agreement.   This will see THE draw on Elsevier’s Scopus data to […]

January 25, 2018 - 9:14 am
Read More...

Ruth’s Rankings 32: The Business of Rankings – Show me the money

By Ruth A. Pagell* How many owners has the Institute for Scientific Information had? What percent of Times Higher Education revenue comes from rankings? Which ranker solicits advertising on its home page? (22 January 2018) Faculty and administrators in Hong Kong and Singapore asked me “How do the rankers make money from rankings?”  Despite my […]

January 22, 2018 - 2:04 pm
Read More...