World university ranks 2010
We have been working and developing our methodology on evaluating university
ranking data for a while now just to ensure that we could reach a real
benchmark using good analysis tactics when measuring university performance.
How is Eduroute's 2010 ranking different?
For the 2010 ranking we have concentrated more on what the world needs from
the university and who needs or benefits from this information i.e.
Students, parents, alumni, academic staff . We have focused more on
measuring the level of commitment between the universities and other
different academic institutions using a new and from our point of view good
indicator which is the G-factor. The G-factor mainly measures the
interaction level between the universities and the many other academic
With the 2010 ranking we have focused more on the universities social
contributions and activities that have been published on the internet. We
have also decreased the percentage given to the Google scholar indicator
despite it being one of the largest and most comprehensive free nonprofit
online scientific library. The reason for doing so is that we have found out
that many institutions misuse this excellent tool provided by Google.
Therefore till the contents entered are better monitored and sorted we will
continue attributing a low percentage to the Google scholar indicator.
It has not been easy however to choose another alternative to Google scholar
because by selecting another for profit institution would mean that we
support and endorse that institution which could lead the universities to
feel pressured into signing up with that particular institution in order to
improve their ranking. However that is a completely unacceptable approach
when considering ranking indicators since we fully support the Open Archives
After the announcement of the 2009 ranking results we initiated a comparison
between the other university ranking institutions and us. Although the
methodologies used are different the university ranking results obtained
were very similar. This goes to show that the top universities generally
take into consideration all the general ranking indicator measures despite
being different in their methods of execution.
Finally we would like to dedicate the 2010 university ranking results to the
beneficiaries of the different academic institutions and the academic
institutions themselves in the hope of being totally transparent in the way
we rank the universities and the methodologies that we use. One of the main
goals of publishing the 2010 university ranking results is to create a
competitive environment between the different universities and especially
the universities with low ranking results in order to encourage them to
score better results and improve their general performance.
The 2010 ranking results will be announced at the end of March 2010.