Tehran University among the World Top Higher Education Institutes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:16

The University of Tehran has been placed among the world top 500 higher education institutes in the Webometrics Ranking.

According to an ISCA report, the Webometrics Rank of a university is strongly linked to the volume and quality of the contents it publishes on the Web.

Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Sharif University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tarbiat Modares University, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran University of Science & Technology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and Shiraz University came in 566th, 582nd, 843rd, 855th, 895th, 922nd ,963rd, 1074th, and 1197th places respectively.

The University of Tehran holds the 455th place, with continental ranking of 63. Moreover, the university is ranked 7th in the Middle East. Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the top three ranking universities in Webometrics.

Size (number of pages) of the main web domain of the institution (presence), number of external networks (subnets) originating backlinks to the institutions webpages (impact), number of citations from top authors according to the source (openness), a and number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines (excellence) are the factors deciding universities’ ranking in Webometrics.

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