Tag Archives: Ruth Pagell

Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-03: CWTS Leiden 2019 adds new metrics for Open Access and Gender

What Asia/Pac university has the highest proportion of publications in the top ten percent? How many Chinese universities are in the top 25 in publications? In what category does Hong Kong Poly rank second in the world? What Southeast Asian university ranks first in the number of female authors in the field of Biomedical and […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 40: Deconstructing QS Subjects and Surveys

By Ruth A. Pagell* (12 April 2019) February marked the end of 2019 for the QS rankings with the release of its subject rankings. The list below reviews the results dated 2019 QS Subjects (February 2019): Depends on subject; see below Arab Region (October 2018):  King Fahd U of Petroleum & Minerals Asia Region (October […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2019-1: THE Asia/Pac update and other Asia rankings

(11 Mar 2019)  The calendar year 2019 rankings’ cycle has begun.  News Flashes will focus on ranking changes, if any, and new observations. News Flash 2019-1 includes updates to THE Asia/Pac rankings and QS subject rankings. Who is THE’s number one university in Asia/Pac? What country has the most top ten universities? On what top […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 39 – Business School Rankings: Monkey Business for an Asia/Pac audience

By Ruth A. Pagell* What is the best MBA program in the world? Who is number one in Asia/Pac? Which ranking has the best coverage of Asia/Pac? Which Asia/Pac MBA program is best for women? Which MBA ranking is best? The December 2018 release of the new and controversial THE/WSJ MBA rankings prompted this article. […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-7: Researchers, Subjects, and Regional Rankings

Who has the most Highly Cited (Top 1%) papers in the world? Which Asian university is in the top ten of a THE subject ranking? Which university that was top 10 in Asia last year is not even top 20 this year? (Answers in red below) (1 December 2018) This really is the last News […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-6: The Last of the 2018 Ranking Releases

U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings (31 October 2018) The release of U.S. News Best Global Universities completes the cycle for 2018.  This year’s dataset includes 1,250 ranked universities from 75 countries. An additional 122 are listed and appear in subject rankings.  Ruth’s Rankings 11 introduced U.S. News Best 500 Global Universities and the October […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – Part 2: How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Potential/ possible/ probable predatory publishers and publications?

By Ruth A. Pagell* (21 October 2018) A chaired professor at a distinguished British university is listed as the international advisor for a journal even though he has tried for years to remove his name. A new online directory lists a major database vendor as a sponsor even after a “cease and desist” order Many […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-5: Latest World Rankings from National Taiwan University and Times Higher Education

Who is number one in Asia – Tsinghua University or University of Tokyo? What Asian country debuted in a world ranking this year? This News Flash reviews two world rankings.  NTU-TW uses only bibliometrics, favors large universities and receives little media attention.  Times Higher Education uses a variety of metrics, has a slate of rankings […]


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Ruth’s Rankings 37 – How Important are Journal Quality Metrics in the Era of Predatory Journals? Part 1: Journal citation metrics

By Ruth A. Pagell* (18 September 2018) During decades of working with faculty in competitive universities I was always concerned by “publish or perish”, especially when junior faculty were pressured to publish in ”A” journals.  Now, thanks to the proliferation of possibly predatory publishers, anyone can publish anything in a publication that calls itself a peer-reviewed […]


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Ruth’s Rankings News Flash! 2018-4: ARWU Inclusion Increases

Harvard University is number one in the world as it has been since 2003. The University of Tokyo remains number one in Asia. Singapore University of Technology & Design is ranked as a “Candidate University” (28 August 2018) Last August’s ARWU update focused on the expansion from 500 to 800 institutions.  In this August’s release, […]


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

By Ruth A. 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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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

By Ruth A. 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 […]


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

By Ruth A. 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 […]


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