International ranking: PSU is in the top 50 of Russian universities based on its presence on the Internet

04.08.2020 09:55

Penza State University took 46th place among Russian universities in the new version of Webometrics International Ranking and 2825th - in the world chart.

Compared to last year, PSU has improved its position in the world ranking by 214 positions, and in the Russian segment - by eight (it has been included in the top 50 for the first time).

Harvard and Stanford Universities topped the ranking list, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There are 12 Russian universities in the top 1000 group (in the two previous rankings there were 11 in each). The best Russian universities are Lomonosov Moscow State University on 211st position, St. Petersburg State University – 437th, Higher School of Economics — National Research University – 501st, NSU – 618th and TSU – 659th.

For reference: The ranking includes about 12,000 universities in the world, of which 353 are Russian. The research results are presented on the official website of the ranking. The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is published by the Cybermetrics research group, which is part of the Spanish National Research Council. The ranking was first published in 2004 and since then it has been published twice a year - at the end of January and at the end of July. Four indicators were used for ranking: "Presence" - 5% - size (number of pages) of the institution's main web domain, including all subdomains; "Visibility" - 50% - the number of external networks (subnets) associated with the institution's web pages. The average is used between the two sources Majestic and Ahrefs; "Openness" - 10% - the number of citations of the 110 best authors of each university according to Google Scholar Citations and Excellence - 35% - the data from the SCImago database are used (the number of articles among the 10% most cited in each of the 26 research areas) over a five-year period (2014–2018). When forming the ranking, about 30,000 universities in the world were assessed, of which more than a thousand were Russian.

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