Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a global university ranking system based on a combined metric that takes into account both the volume of web content (number of pages and files) and the apparent impact of these publications on external citations.
Participation in international rankings is one of the directions of Vitebsk State Technological University development, which allows the university to be included into the international educational environment, to coordinate educational and research processes with international rules and standards in the field of education. Monitoring the rating of EI «VSTU» allows you to adjust the areas of the university educational and scientific activities.
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities - July 2020
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is calculated by the Cybermetrics research group, which is the part of the Spanish National Research Council. Webometrics analyzes the presence of universities on the Internet, including scientific publications. According to the rating developers, the indicators used make it possible to create a fairly complete picture of university teachers and researchers activities.
According to the rating, EI «VSTU» ranks 8th in the Republic of Belarus and 4454th in the world out of more than 30,000 institutions of higher education.
Webometrics ranking criteria
- Presence - 5% - size (number of pages) of the main web domain of the institution, including all subdomains.
- Visibility - 50% - the number of external networks (subnets) associated with the institution's web pages. The average value is used between the two sources: Majestic and Ahrefs.
- Openness - 10% - the number of citations from the top 210 authors according to the Google Scholar Citations source.
- Excellence - 35% - data from the SCImago database (the number of articles among the 10% most cited in 26 disciplines) is used for a five-year period (2014-2018).
The university rankings are published every six months (January and July).
Dynamics of the rating of EI «VSTU»
- July 2020 - 8th place in the Republic of Belarus (4454th - in the world); January 2020 - 9th in the Republic of Belarus (4743d - in the world);
- July 2019 - 11th in the Republic of Belarus (5428th - in the world); January 2019 - 12th in the Republic of Belarus (6312th in the world);
- July 2018 - 13th in the Republic of Belarus (6206th in the world); February 2018 - 21st in the Republic of Belarus (8580th in the world);
- July 2017 – 10th in the Republic of Belarus (5322nd in the world); February 2017 – 8th in the Republic of Belarus (4853d in the world);
- July 2016 – 7th in the Republic of Belarus (4352nd in the world); February 2016 – 8th in the Republic of Belarus (4250th in the world);
- August 2015 – 7th in Belarus (3941st in the world).
The UniRank rating (formerly «4 International Colleges & Universities», 4icu) is a webometric ranking of universities, determined only by the popularity and traffic of sites and makes a list of 13 600 universities and colleges in 200 countries.
47 Belarusian institutions of higher education are in the rating.
EI «VSTU» takes 31st place in the Republic of Belarus (6876th place in the world).
The results table can be found on the rating website.
The rating is calculated using a special formula based on the data of the following web metrics:
- Moz Domain Authority
- Alexa Global Rank
- SimilarWeb Global Rank
- Majestic Referring Domains
- Majestic trust flow