In the latest World University Rankings, published on September 2, 2021, the University of Split achieved the best result at the national level. In the world, it was ranked between 1001st and 1200th place, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.
Since this type of evaluation was first conducted in 2011, the number of participating higher education institutions has grown from 200 to as many as 1,662, with more than 2,112 institutions submitting ranking data this year, representing over 100 million citations to more than 14 million scientific papers and a survey of over 22,000 scientists, said the University of Split.
In this pandemic year, when universities have faced many challenges, the greatest progress has been made by Chinese universities, and a significant increase in several categories has been achieved for several years by universities in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
This year, the University of Split achieved an increase in the number of points in as many as four of the five areas that Times Higher Education applies in the evaluation: Teaching, Research, Revenue from Industry, and International Cooperation. It is worth noting that citations are the best-rated area.
Furthermore, the University of Split has again achieved success on the NTU (National Taiwan University) scale, which since 2007, traditionally publishes the university evaluation “Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.”
The ranking is based on 3 parameters: Research Productivity, Research Impact, and Research Excellence, which rely solely on the quality and impact of scientific papers indexed in the Web of Science and ESI Clarivate (Essential Science Indicators) database.
This year, the University of Split is ranked between 651st and 700th in the world, while based on the quality and impact of scientific publications, the field of life sciences, it is positioned in the range from 401st to 450th place, and in the field of natural sciences between 451st and 500th place.
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