IAU Position in Global University Rankings

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 12:04

Universities’ rankings represent a tried and tested outlet for prospective decision-making on their next study destination.

According to an ISCA report, as the biggest brick-and-mortar university in the world and due to the university’s policies and its efforts to reach the highest peaks of science, Islamic Azad University could have a brilliant presence in global rankings.

Based on the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), which is a leading consulting organization providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes, Islamic Azad University has been introduced as the top university in the country.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking is an annual global university ranking based exclusively on bibliometric indicators. Islamic Azad University Science & Research Tehran ranked 12th in this ranking. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2018 offers important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide.

According to Scimago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), Science and Research IAU ranked 15th in research performance and scientific articles published in valid international journals. Kermanshah IAU, South Tehran IAU, Najafabad IAU and Shahr-e-Rey IAU ranked 27th, 35th, 38th and 47th in SJR 2018.

Also, IAU branches such as Mashhad, Rasht, Tabriz, Karaj and Qaem Shahr (commonly), Qazvin, Shahr-e Kord, Arak, North Tehran and Lahijan IAU (commonly) respectively ranked 54th, 57th, 59th, 60th 63rd, 64th, 67th and 6th in this ranking.

The SCImago Journal & Country Rank calculates journal influence by looking at both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance of the journal where the citation was published.

Based on Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, 2018 (Webometrics), Science and Research IAU could preserve its former position among Iranian Universities but improved its ranking among the world's universities.

According to the results, Mashhad IAU improved its position, 7 places, and ranked 19th among Iranian universities, right after Science and Research IAU.

The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities”, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a ranking system for the world's universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications.

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