URAP A New Ranking System Prof. Dr. Ural AKBULUT METU – 3 December 2010
URAP Research Laboratory  <ul><li>URAP Lab:  established at Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University in 2...
ADVISORY BOARD <ul><li>Prof. Dr. Attila Aşkar </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of  Koç University </li></ul><ul><li>Prof...
URAP TEAM <ul><li>Prof. Dr. Ural AKBULUT </li></ul><ul><li>URAP Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of  METU </...
METHODOLOGY <ul><li>RESEARCH TOOLS </li></ul><ul><li>Data Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Sciento...
METHODOLOGY
Aim and Scope <ul><li>URAP process ed  about 2500 HEIs data (in 2010)   and top 2000 of them are scored. </li></ul><ul><li...
Indicators Indicator Objective Years Source Number of Articles Current Scientific Productivity 2009 ISI Google Scholar Res...
Number of Articles <ul><li>Total number of articles  indexed by Web of Science and published  in 2009.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Google Scholar Results <ul><li>Google Scholar results from year 2005 to 2009 .  </li></ul><ul><li>Objective:  measure s  q...
Citation <ul><li>T he total number of citations received in 2009 for the articles published in 2005-2009.  </li></ul><ul><...
Cumulative Journal Impact <ul><li>A ggregat ed  impact factors of journals in which a university published articles betwee...
H-Index <ul><li>C alculated by averaging the H index values of  universities between  2005-2009.  </li></ul><ul><li>Object...
International Collaboration <ul><li>Total number of documents of a university published in collaboration with the universi...
DATA COLLECTION
DATA COLLECTION <ul><li>Data is gathered from: Web of Science, Google Scholar and other sources which provides list of HEI...
SCORING <ul><li>D ata for indicators are not normally distributed. </li></ul>
SCORING <ul><li>T he indicator values above and below the median are linearly scored in two groups. </li></ul>
W EIGHTING  and A GGREGATION <ul><li>Delphi system   is used to assign weighting scores for the indicators. </li></ul><ul>...
DATA CLEANING <ul><li>Noisy data due to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexpected data source failures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Number of Countries : 109 </li></ul><ul><li>Countries with highest number of universities in URAP 2010 ranking:  <...
<ul><li>Number of Universities of Participating Countries in URAP 2010 List </li></ul>RESULTS Country # of Universities   ...
Universities with Highest Number of  Article s University # of Articles (2009) Harvard University 144.00 University of Tok...
Universities with Highest Google Scholar Results University Google Scholar Results (2005-2009) University of Chicago 60.00...
Universities with Highest Number of   Citations University Total Impact (2009) Harvard University 126.00 Johns Hopkins Uni...
Universities with Highest Total Impact University Total Impact (2005-2009) Harvard University 108.00 Johns Hopkins Univers...
Universities with Highest H-Index University H Index (2005-2009) Harvard University 72.00 Massachusetts Institute of Techn...
Universities with Highest Number of Int. Collaboration University Int. Coll. (2005-2009) Harvard University 90.00 Universi...
Top 1 5 Universities University Total Score Harvard University 583.44 Johns Hopkins University 463.14 University of Toront...
Top 1 0 Universities Having Medical Schools University Total Score Harvard University 583.44 Johns Hopkins University 463....
Top 1 0 Universities Without Medical Schools University Total Score University of California Berkeley 449.87 California In...
Contact Information <ul><li>www. urapcenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>URAP Laboratory </li><...
<ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>
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URAP 2010

  1. 1. URAP A New Ranking System Prof. Dr. Ural AKBULUT METU – 3 December 2010
  2. 2. URAP Research Laboratory <ul><li>URAP Lab: established at Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: to develop a ranking system for the world universities based on academic performances. </li></ul><ul><li>The multi disciplinary team . </li></ul><ul><li>Inter university Advisory Board. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ADVISORY BOARD <ul><li>Prof. Dr. Attila Aşkar </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of Koç University </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Dr. Engin Ataç </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of Anadolu University </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Dr. Nusret ARAS </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of Ankara University </li></ul>Prof. Dr. Tunçalp ÖZGEN Former President of Hacettepe University Prof. Dr. Ülkü BAYINDIR Former President of Ege University Prof. Dr. Yaşar SÜTBEYAZ Former President of A tatürk University
  4. 4. URAP TEAM <ul><li>Prof. Dr. Ural AKBULUT </li></ul><ul><li>URAP Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Former President of METU </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Dr. Canan ÇİLİNGİR </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Industrial Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>METU </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Dr. Ayşen AKKAYA </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>METU </li></ul><ul><li>Oğuzhan ALAŞEHİR </li></ul><ul><li>Informatics Institute , METU </li></ul><ul><li>Fatih ÖMRÜUZUN </li></ul><ul><li>Informatics Institute , METU </li></ul>Prof. Dr. Nazife BAYKAL URAP Associate Coordinator Informatics Institute , METU Assist. Prof. Dr. Sevgi ÖZKAN Informatics Institute METU Dr. Murat Perit ÇAKIR Informatics Institute METU Nergis GÜREL Informatics Institute , METU Buket ARAN Informatics Institute , METU
  5. 5. METHODOLOGY <ul><li>RESEARCH TOOLS </li></ul><ul><li>Data Mining </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Scientometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Informetrics </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul>
  6. 6. METHODOLOGY
  7. 7. Aim and Scope <ul><li>URAP process ed about 2500 HEIs data (in 2010) and top 2000 of them are scored. </li></ul><ul><li>The study includes HEIs except for governmental academic research institutions . </li></ul><ul><li>O bjective data obtained from reliable open sources. </li></ul><ul><li>U niversities ranked according to multiple criteria. </li></ul><ul><li>Working on a new methodology which will minimize the impact of size and subject dependency. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Indicators Indicator Objective Years Source Number of Articles Current Scientific Productivity 2009 ISI Google Scholar Results Long - Term Overall Productivity 2005 - 2009 Google Scholar Citation Research Impact 2009 ISI Cumulative Journal Impact Scientific Impact 2005 - 2009 ISI H-Index Research Quality 2005 - 2009 ISI International Collaboration International Acceptance 2005 - 2009 ISI
  9. 9. Number of Articles <ul><li>Total number of articles indexed by Web of Science and published in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: quantity of current scientific output. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Google Scholar Results <ul><li>Google Scholar results from year 2005 to 2009 . </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: measure s quantity of continuing scientific output. </li></ul><ul><li>( Google Scholar cover s journal and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports and other scholarly literature from all broad areas of research .) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Citation <ul><li>T he total number of citations received in 2009 for the articles published in 2005-2009. </li></ul><ul><li>(S elf citations of authors are excluded . ) </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: measures sustainability of the quality of scientific output. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Cumulative Journal Impact <ul><li>A ggregat ed impact factors of journals in which a university published articles between 2005 and 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: indicates countinuity of publication quality. </li></ul>
  13. 13. H-Index <ul><li>C alculated by averaging the H index values of universities between 2005-2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: to discount the disproportionate weight of highly cited papers or papers that have not yet been cited . </li></ul>
  14. 14. International Collaboration <ul><li>Total number of documents of a university published in collaboration with the universities of other countries for the years 2005-2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: measures global acceptance of a university. </li></ul>
  15. 15. DATA COLLECTION
  16. 16. DATA COLLECTION <ul><li>Data is gathered from: Web of Science, Google Scholar and other sources which provides list of HEIs. </li></ul><ul><li>2500 HEIs with highest number of publications analyzed. </li></ul><ul><li>2000 HEIs are ranked. </li></ul><ul><li>4000 HEIs will be announced next year. </li></ul>
  17. 17. SCORING <ul><li>D ata for indicators are not normally distributed. </li></ul>
  18. 18. SCORING <ul><li>T he indicator values above and below the median are linearly scored in two groups. </li></ul>
  19. 19. W EIGHTING and A GGREGATION <ul><li>Delphi system is used to assign weighting scores for the indicators. </li></ul><ul><li>Total score of 600 is assigned to each indicator as follows : </li></ul>Indicator Weight (%) Number of Articles 24 Google Scholar Results 10 Citation 21 Cumulative Journal Impact 18 H-Index 12 International Collaboration 15
  20. 20. DATA CLEANING <ul><li>Noisy data due to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unexpected data source failures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data transfer failures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suspicious data detection algorithms developed </li></ul><ul><li>Data reliab i l ity is secured by data cleaning techniques </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Number of Countries : 109 </li></ul><ul><li>Countries with highest number of universities in URAP 2010 ranking: </li></ul>RESULTS Country # of Universities in Top 2000 USA 459 People's Republic of China 175 Japan 161 United Kingdom 9 8 France 7 5 Germany 72 Turkey 6 3 India 59 Taiwan 54 Italy 52
  22. 22. <ul><li>Number of Universities of Participating Countries in URAP 2010 List </li></ul>RESULTS Country # of Universities in Top 2000 Netherlands 14 People's Republic of China 175 Saudi Arabia 5 Spain 49 Turkey 63 United Kingdom 9 8
  23. 23. Universities with Highest Number of Article s University # of Articles (2009) Harvard University 144.00 University of Tokyo 117.87 University of Toronto 114.44 University of Michigan Ann Arbor 114.03 University of California Los Angeles 110.22 Universidade de São Paulo 109.64 University of Washington Seattle 108.57 Johns Hopkins University 108.02 University of California Berkeley 107.98 Stanford University 106.10
  24. 24. Universities with Highest Google Scholar Results University Google Scholar Results (2005-2009) University of Chicago 60.00 University of Oxford 44.88 Johns Hopkins University 43.66 Harvard University 43.44 Stanford University 42.88 Princeton University 42.44 University of California Berkeley 42.16 University of Washington Seattle 40.55 University of Minnesota 40.27 Duke University 37.66
  25. 25. Universities with Highest Number of Citations University Total Impact (2009) Harvard University 126.00 Johns Hopkins University 108.56 Stanford University 106.31 University of Washington Seattle 105.74 University of California Los Angeles 104.23 University of Michigan Ann Arbor 103.57 University of California Berkeley 102.25 University of Toronto 101.25 University of Pennsylvania 99.88 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 97.78
  26. 26. Universities with Highest Total Impact University Total Impact (2005-2009) Harvard University 108.00 Johns Hopkins University 77.64 Stanford University 77.21 University of Tokyo 74.91 University of California Berkeley 74.23 University of Washington Seattle 74.01 University of California Los Angeles 73.64 University of California San Francisco 73.28 University of Pennsylvania 72.82 University of Michigan Ann Arbor 72.66
  27. 27. Universities with Highest H-Index University H Index (2005-2009) Harvard University 72.00 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 57.39 Stanford University 56.83 University of Washington Seattle 56.78 Johns Hopkins University 56.68 University of California Berkeley 55.77 University of California Los Angeles 55.26 University of Michigan Ann Arbor 54.81 University of Pennsylvania 54.66 University of California San Francisco 54.61
  28. 28. Universities with Highest Number of Int. Collaboration University Int. Coll. (2005-2009) Harvard University 90.00 University of Toronto 79.74 University of Oxford 76.69 University of Cambridge 73.82 Imperial College 73.60 University College London 70.10 University of British Columbia 68.94 Johns Hopkins University 68.58 Karolinska Institute 68.17 University of California Berkeley 67.48
  29. 29. Top 1 5 Universities University Total Score Harvard University 583.44 Johns Hopkins University 463.14 University of Toronto 457.60 Stanford University 455.10 University of Washington Seattle 450.16 University of California Berkeley 449.87 University of California Los Angeles 446.65 University of Oxford 445.83 University of Michigan Ann Arbor 442.00 University of Tokyo 438.16 University of Cambridge 428.24 University of Pennsylvania 423.52 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 421.02 Columbia University New York 416.33 University of California San Diego 415.96
  30. 30. Top 1 0 Universities Having Medical Schools University Total Score Harvard University 583.44 Johns Hopkins University 463.14 University of Toronto 457.60 Stanford University 455.10 University of Washington Seattle 450.16 University of California Los Angeles 446.65 University of Oxford 445.83 University of Michigan Ann Arbor 442.00 University of Tokyo 438.16 University of Cambridge 428.24
  31. 31. Top 1 0 Universities Without Medical Schools University Total Score University of California Berkeley 449.87 California Institute of Technology Caltech 378.65 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zürich 370.14 Princeton University 367.36 University of Maryland 361.07 University of Colorado Boulder 351.41 University of California Santa Barbara 351.37 Rutgers University 349.30 Georgia Institute of Technology 346.45 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 344.90
  32. 32. Contact Information <ul><li>www. urapcenter.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>URAP Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Informatics Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East Technical University </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +90 (312) 210 37 42 – Fax: +90 (312) 210 37 45 </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>
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