Ranking Web of Universities: 2010 July edition

Isidro F. Aguillo isidro.aguillo at CCHS.CSIC.ES
Thu Jul 22 07:28:55 EDT 2010

  The Cybermetrics Lab from CSIC has just published the new July 2010 
edition of their Ranking Web of World Universities 
(http://www.webometrics.info). In this new edition, the coverage of the 
Asian region has been greatly expanded and the number of higher 
education institutions analyzed is over 20,000 being offered the ranking 
of the Top 12,000.

North American universities still lead the tables (Harvard, MIT, 
Stanford and Berkeley are the first four), together with the Canadian 
institutions behaving very well surpassing the privilege positions of 
the British ones.

In Europe, apart from the mentioned British (Cambridge and Oxford and  
Edinburgh in Scotland), it is also worth mentioning the rankings of the 
Swiss (ETH Zurich) and the Nordic ones (Helsinki, Oslo).In more delayed 
positions appear the universities from Germany, France, Italy or Spain, 
mostly due to the fact that research in this countries is developed by 
independent institutions (Max Planck, CNRS, CNR, CSIC).

In Latin America the UNAM from Mexico reaches the 70th of the world, 
being specially remarkable the large number of Brazilian universities, 
leaded by Sao Paulo, found between the best of the region. Universities 
of Chile and Buenos Aires are positioned just behind.
Universities of Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore lead the Asian ranking, 
and behind them are the Taiwanese and Korean ones. Chinese universities 
are still lagging behind their neighbors and the institutions from the 
Indian subcontinent have delayed ranks.

The Ranking Web of World research Centers 
(http://research.webometrics.info) complements the previous one, with a 
directory of more than 7,000 entries from which the classification of 
the Top 4000 is offered. The National Institutes of Health of USA and 
NASA lead the Ranking, being followed very closely by the French CNRS.

The Cybermetrics Lab develops its activities at the Centro de Ciencias 
Humanas y Sociales of the CSIC in Madrid. Their rankings are being 
published twice a year (January and July) since 2004 and they pretend to 
motivate and reinforce the role of the university as a source and 
distributor of web contents of high quality and open access.


Isidro F. Aguillo, HonPhD
Cybermetrics Lab (3C1)
Albasanz, 26-28
28037 Madrid. Spain

Editor of the Rankings Web

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