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university rankings such as the Times Higher Education, QS, Shanghai (ARWU) and the Leiden Ranking, all these rankings suffer from this language effect. Thus, for ranking and comparison with countries such as the US, UK and all countries where almost

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Scientometrics
Authors:
Isidro Aguillo
,
Judit Bar-Ilan
,
Mark Levene
, and
José Ortega

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Recently there is increasing interest in university rankings. Annual rankings of world universities are published by QS for the Times Higher Education Supplement, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Higher Education and Accreditation Council of Taiwan and rankings based on Web visibility by the Cybermetrics Lab at CSIC. In this paper we compare the rankings using a set of similarity measures. For the rankings that are being published for a number of years we also examine longitudinal patterns. The rankings limited to European universities are compared to the ranking of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University. The findings show that there are reasonable similarities between the rankings, even though each applies a different methodology. The biggest differences are between the rankings provided by the QS-Times Higher Education Supplement and the Ranking Web of the CSIC Cybermetrics Lab. The highest similarities were observed between the Taiwanese and the Leiden rankings from European universities. Overall the similarities are increased when the comparison is limited to the European universities.

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(THE), the Shanghai Rankings, and US News . It was not very successful and eventually Russia became disillusioned and the project fizzled out. China has been especially attracted to global university rankings. The Shanghai rankings were the first, and

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Although universities’ world rankings are popular, their design and methods still request considerable elaborations. The paper demonstrates some shortcomings in the Academic World Ranking of Universities (ARWU, Shanghai Jiao Tong University) ranking methods. One deficiency is that universities’ scale differences are neglected due to omitting the whole input side. By resampling and reanalyzing the ARWU data, the paper proposes an input-output analysis for measuring universities’ scientific productivity with special emphasis on those universities which meet the productivity threshold (i.e. share of output exceeds share of input) in a certain group of universities. The productivity analysis on Scandinavian universities evaluates multidisciplinary and specialized universities on their own terms; consequently the ranking based on scientific productivity deviates significantly from the ARWU.

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Introduction Rankings of “world class universities” became a major issue of higher education policy debates worldwide in the first decade of the 21st century. University rankings already had played a role and were a theme of debate in various

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and bibliographies, and historical and sociological applications (Lawani 1981 ). Application of bibliometrics has been extended to academic evaluation and universities ranking since the past decade. The application of bibliometrics methods has caused

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Az egyetemi rangsorok fontos célja, hogy globális relációban láthatóvá és összehasonlíthatóvá tegyék az intézmények tudományos potenciálját. Az egyik legnépszerűbb egyetemi rangsor a sanghaji Jiao Tong University által készített Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), melynek döntő faktora az egyetemek publikációs teljesítményének kiértékelése, számszerűsítése. Jelen tanulmányban bemutatjuk, hogy melyek az ARWU publikációs indikátorai, illetve hogy azokat a hazai egyetemek hogyan teljesítik. A tanulmány második részében áttekintjük a magyar kutatók útjában álló fontosabb akadályokat, amelyek közül kiemeljük a nyelvtudás, a konferencia-részvétel, a könyvtári adatbázisok és a publikációs technikák kérdéskörét. Végeredményben olyan megoldási javaslatokat fogalmazunk meg, amelyek pozitívan befolyásolhatják a magyar egyetemek pozícióját a nemzetközi egyetemi rangsorokban.

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Scientometrics
Authors:
Daniel De Filippo
,
Fernando Casani
,
Carlos García-Zorita
,
Preiddy Efraín-García
, and
Elías Sanz-Casado

Introduction: importance of university rankings The world-wide popularity of university rankings is a reflection of the changes taking place in recent years in higher education (Sadlak and Liu 2007 ; Kehm and Stensaker 2009

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) present an interesting comparison of rankings of world universities by using a set of similarity measures. There are different approaches among papers on university rankings: the largest category is composed by papers that reflect on international

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Scientometrics
Authors:
Yuan Wang
,
Ruimin Ma
,
Tianhao Tang
,
Xia Liu
,
Ping Xie
,
Jianxin Wang
,
Jianxiang Liu
,
Haideng Zhou
, and
Siwei Zhang

Aguillo , I. F. , Bar-Ilan , J. , Levene , M. , & Ortega , J. L. ( 2010 ). Comparing university rankings . Scientometrics , 85 ( 1 ), 243 – 256 . Databases by Search Options. ( 2011 ). http

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