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Ruth’s Rankings 25: THE Young University Rankings 2017 – Generational rankings and tips for success

By Ruth A. Pagell* Four of THE’s top five “Young” universities are from East Asia. Australia leads the region with 23 universities. UK leads the world with 27 THE released its 2017 Young University rankings during the first week of April. This recalibration of existing data is interesting because of additional articles including rankings by […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! Times Higher Education Japan: New ranking – Same universities at the top

(4 April 2017) Times Higher Education released its first Japan University Rankings, using a new methodology which focuses on student success.  This methodology will be used in other individual country rankings. Data for the rankings come from a variety of sources. These include Elsevier, Benesse Corporation, Nikkei Human Resources, the Japanese government and the Times Higher […]


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Japanese science stalls over past decade, threatening position among world’s elite

(22 March 2017, London) According to the Nature Index, Japan’s scientific output has failed to keep pace with other leading nations over the past decade, risking its position among the world’s elite if renewed government efforts fail to reverse a downward trend in its performance. Japan’s share of high-quality papers included in the Nature Index […]


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Look at libraries over league tables when choosing a school

(16 November 2016)  Why should parents or pupils be concerned whether or not school libraries close? Surely they are just mausoleums to the paper-bound past? Rooms that are of little use to today’s internet-connected student population, who have access to a world of books and information through their digital devices? Quite simply, school libraries, and […]


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Clarivate Analytics, National Board of Accreditation and INFLIBNET collaborate to provide Web of Science Data for the National Institutional Ranking Framework

Web of Science data will be used to analyze over 3,000 academic institutions and rank them (16 November 2016, New Delhi) Clarivate Analytics, formerly the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters today was selected to provide research metrics from Web of ScienceTM for the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Data from the Web of […]


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10 easy ways to increase citation count

(20 April 2016) The American Journal Experts (AJE) proposes 10 easy ways how researchers can increase their citation count. The BPA blog has the Top 10.


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Perish or Publish in China: Pressures on Young Chinese Scholars to Publish in Internationally Indexed Journals

(1 April 2016) To boost their research productivities, Chinese universities are putting great pressure on their research-active staff to publish in internationally indexed journals. However, the emerging publish-or-perish culture in China has seen little empirical investigation thus far. In the research reported in this article, semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven young researchers in science […]


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Elsevier’s Scopus database underpins ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking Report

(3 February 2015, Beijing) The inaugural and newly-released 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking report, based on ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (SRC)‘s evaluation, is anchored on Elsevier’s Scopus research database and powered by metrics from SciVal analytics – both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio. The report provides a detailed look at key research performance indicators of […]


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Launch of European Tertiary Education Register – a new transparency approach in higher education

(2 July 2014, Brussels) The new European Tertiary Education Register (ETER) publishes its first results today, providing easy access to information on universities in 36 countries, including all EU Member States. For the first time at European level, ETER will provide a one-stop-shop for detailed and comparable data on 2,250 institutions hosting more than 16 […]


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The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry 2014

(27 June 2014) The Global Ranking of the Publishing Industry, which has been updated every year since 2007, currently represents 56 companies that each report revenues from publishing of over USD200 million. Since 2011, a specific research effort is directed at companies in Brazil, PR China, Korea and Russia, and has resulted in widening the […]


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NTU jumps into Nature’s global top 100 research ranking

(27 March 2014)  Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has rocketed up the global top 100 in the Nature Publishing Index. NTU recorded a 250 per cent increase in its research output and soared 144 places, to be ranked 73rd internationally. NTU is also ranked 12th in the Asia-Pacific region, climbing 23 spots from 35th last year. […]


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Leiden Ranking 2013 reveals world’s top universities

(17 April 2013) Today, CWTS Leiden University launches the Leiden Ranking 2013. The ranking measures the scientific performance of 500 major universities worldwide, using a sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators. It is presented via an intuitive and user-friendly website interface: www.leidenranking.com. Source normalization is a new CWTS-developed approach that has the advantage of being independent […]


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