Round University Ranking

Round University Ranking
Editor Oleg Solovyev
Categories Higher education
Frequency Annual
Publisher RUR Ranking Agency
First issue 2013 (in partnership with Thomson Reuters)
Country Russia
Language English

Round University Ranking (RUR Ranking) is a world university ranking, assessing effectiveness of 700 leading world universities based on 20 indicators distributed among 4 key dimension areas: teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability.[1][2] The RUR Rankings publisher is an independent RUR Rankings Agency, located in Moscow, Russia.[3]

About the project [ edit ]

RUR Ranking is aimed to provide transparent, comprehensive analytical system for benchmarking and evaluating universities across the world to the widest possible audience: students, analysts, decision-makers in the higher education development sphere: both at individual and at the national level.

The following principles are the basis of the RUR Ranking:

  • Sample stability, reduced volatility in the positions and scores of universities;
  • Equal distribution of the indicators between dimension areas;
  • Equal weights within the dimension areas;
  • Inclusivity: any institution has the opportunity to participate in the ranking,

Round University Ranking is published since 2010. 700 leading world universities were evaluated in RUR 2016 edition, including 91 higher education institutions of the BRICS economies.

The raw data for RUR Ranking is provided within a special annual survey run by Thomson Reuters - Global Institutional Profiles Project (GIPP). The data for GIPP is collected annually in April - May.

Methodology [ edit ]

The RUR rankings are based entirely on InCites, the evaluation and benchmarking engine from Thomson Reuters for scientific research. The raw data for RUR Ranking is provided within a special annual survey run by Thomson Reuters - Global Institutional Profiles Project (GIPP).[4][5] Altogether there are 20 indicators divided into four groups: teaching, research, international diversity and financial sustainability. The first two groups obtain 40 percent each, the second ones get 10 percent.[6] The final methodology also includes the weight of each of the 20 indicators, and is shown below[7]

Apart from the main Overall Ranking, which is calculated based upon 20 indicators in accordance with the methodology described above, the RUR system also demonstrates 4 additional rankings which echoe the main groups of rating groups of indicators:[6] • Teaching Ranking • Research Ranking • International Diversity Ranking • Financial Sustainability Ranking

Round University Rankings contain all of the indicators used in the Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings, except for the “industry innovation: income” indicator. THE rankings also include some additions such as national and international measures of teaching reputation, citations per academic and research staff, papers per academic and research staff, papers per research income and normalised citations impact.[6]

Teaching 40 % Research 40 %
Academic staff per students 8 % Citations per academic and research staff 8 %
Academic staff per bachelor's degrees awarded 8 % Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 8 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 8 % Normalized citation impact 8 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor's degrees awarded 8 % Papers per academic and research staff 8 %
World teaching reputation 8 % World research reputation 8 %
International Diversity 10 % Financial Sustainability 10 %
Share of international academic staff 2 % Institutional income per academic staff 2 %
Share of international students 2 % Institutional income per students 2 %
Share of international co-authored papers 2 % Papers per research income 2 %
Reputation outside region 2 % Research income per academic and research staff 2 %
International level 2 % Research income per institutional income 2 %

Notes [ edit ]

  • The data used in the RUR ranking has a 3-year delay to the year of publication of the rankings. For example, RUR Ranking 2015 is based on 2012 year data.
  • Reputational data (indicators 5, 10, 14) is collected through a special survey which is annually conducted by Thomson Reuters in the GIPP project via Academic Reputation Survey. Each year 10,000 scientists, who are pre-selected by Web of Science Core Collection are involved in the survey. Respondents indicate their subject area and can select up to 15 best universities in the field of both teaching and research.
  • Bibliometrical indicators are calculated via InCites analytical system. They are calculated for the following types of documents: articles, reviews, notes.
  • Period of annual publications counting (indicators 9, 13). For the Normalized Citation Impact indicator 5-year publications and citations period is used. Other publications are used with a 3-year lag.
  • Period for counting citations from the year of accounting publications and ending date of the last update InCites system at the time of discharge. On average, it is 2.5–3 years. It is important to note that regardless of the accounting period, citations, comparable data, as number of citations increases in proportion to the period under consideration for all publications.
  • The period of registration of publications for the Normalized Citation Impact: 5 years (e.g., 2008-2012 rankings for 2015 RUR). Period accounting citation - before the last update InCites. On average, it 6-6.5 years.

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