0827 GMT January 19, 2019
Mohammad Javad Dehqani further said that University of Tehran ranked 388 in the latest report published in late July. Also, as far as the ‘Presence’ indicator is concerned, the Iranian university has attained the global rank of 90, he pointed out, Mehr News Agency wrote.
Webometrics Ranking — also called ‘The Ranking Web’ — is published twice a year (in late January and June), covering more than 27,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide.
According to Webometrics official website, there are four main indicators for ranking the universities. ‘Presence’ is the first indicator which reviews the size (or number of webpages) of the main web domain of the institution, and it has five percent weight.
‘Visibility’ is the next indicator with the significant 50 percent weight which considers number of external networks (subnets) with backlinks originating to the institution's webpages. The third indicator is ‘Transparency’ which studies the number of citations from top authors of each university.
And the last indicator ‘Excellence’ looks into number of papers amongst the top 10 percent most cited in 26 disciplines between 2012 and 2016.
Eight Iranian Universities are among the top 1,000 in the Webometrics Ranking, Dehqani said, adding that Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Sharif University of Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology and Tarbiat Modarres University are in subsequent positions among top ranking Iranian Universities on the list with ranks of 555, 594, 785 and 851 respectively.