University of China, “WorldUniversityRankings” (WUR) implemented by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) in England, “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” (WRWU) implemented by Cybermetrics Lab in Spain, and “Performance Ranking of Scientific
, one of the most widely used search engines in webometrics (Park 2010 ). Another dataset was drawn from the 2010 worlduniversityranking of SJTU. Two established international university ranking systems, published by SJU and the Times Higher Education
Six worlduniversityrankings are examined in this section: Webometrics, Leiden, SCImago, Shanghai, Times and QS. 1. Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (Cybermetrics Lab, Spain) uses a unique method of ranking according to web pages and research
Integrating data from three independent data sources––USPTO patenting data, Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking
of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Ranking (WUR), we examine the possible
link between patenting output and the quantity and quality of scientific publications among 281 leading universities world-wide.
We found that patenting by these universities, as measured by patents granted by the USPTO, has grown consistently faster
than overall US patenting over 1977–2000, although it has grown more slowly over the last 5 years (2000–2005). Moreover, since
the mid-1990s, patenting growth has been faster among universities outside North America than among those within North America.
We also found that the patenting output of the universities over 2003–2005 is significantly correlated with the quantity and
quality of their scientific publications. However, significant regional variations are found: for universities in North America,
both the quantity and quality of scientific publications matter, but for European and Australian/NZ universities, only the
quantity of publications matter, while for other universities outside North America and Europe/Australia/NZ, only quality
of publications matter. We found similar findings when using EPO patenting data instead of USPTO data. Additionally, for USPTO
data only, the degree of internationalization of faculty members is found to reduce patenting performance among North American
universities, but to increase that of universities outside North America. Plausible explanations for these empirical observations
and implications for future research are discussed.
role of joining international research networks in improving ranking positions. In a first step, the Times Higher Education WorldUniversityRankings (THE) , Academic Ranking of World Universities ARWU and QS WorldUniversityRanking ranking
Authors:Feng Li, Yong Yi, Xiaolong Guo, and Wei Qi
The Methodology of the QS WorldUniversityRankings. ( 2010a ). Retrieved from http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/methodology/data-indicators . Accessed 14 April 2011
Title: A comparative study on worlduniversityrankings: a bibliometric survey.
This study investigates the correlation of different ranking systems based on a bibliometric approach. Four significant issues
The Times higher education-QS worlduniversityranking
One of the most popular international rankings in Italy is probably that provided by the British agency Quacquarelli Symonds