UoK Ranked 5th in URAP
In the lated Urap ranking of higher education institutions of the world in 2019, University of Kashan with a total score of 235 was ranked 1018th in the world, 16th among all academic institutions in Iran, and 5th among public state universities of the nation. In the 2019 version of this ranking, University of Tehran was ranked 267th globally and was entitled the highest-ranking higher education institute in Iran.
The University Ranking by Academic Performance, abbreviated as URAP, was developed in the Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University, Turkey. This ranking’s data is gathered from Web of Science and InCites which provide lists of HEIs. 3000 HEIs with highest number of publications were initially considered, and 2500 of them were ranked after data processing. Reliability of ranking depends mostly on the quality of the data used. In order to provide reliable data, pre-processing and data cleaning techniques are employed. Statistical analysis indicated that the raw bibliometric data underlying the indicators have highly skewed distributions. Therefore, the indicator values above and below the median are linearly scored in two groups. The Delphi system was conducted with a group of experts to assign weighting scores to the indicators. Total score of 600 is distributed to each indicator as follows: article % 21, total Document % 10, citation %21, article impact total: %18, citation impact total: %15, and international collaboration: %15.