Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Highlights from THE citations indicator
The latest THE world rankings were published yesterday. As always, the most interesting part is the field- and year- normalised citations indicator that supposedly measures research impact.
Over the last few years, an array of implausible places have zoomed into the top ranks of this metric, sometimes disappearing as rapidly as they arrived.
The first place for citations this year goes to MIT. I don't think anyone would find that very controversial.
Here are some of the institutions that feature in the top 100 of THE's most important indicator which has a weighting of 30 per cent.
2nd St. George's, University of London
3rd= University of California Santa Cruz, ahead of Berkeley and UCLA
6th = Brandeis University, equal to Harvard
11th= Anglia Ruskin University, UK, equal to Chicago
14th= Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran, equal to Oxford
16th= Oregon Health and Science University
31st King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
34th= Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK, equal to Edinburgh
44th Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy, ahead of the University of Michigan
45th= Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, best in South Korea
58th= University of Kiel, best in Germany and equal to King's College London
67th= University of Iceland
77th= University of Luxembourg, equal to University of Amsterdam