Learn more about university rankings and how research activities contribute
While rankings are not the sole indicator of an institution’s reputation and academic excellence, they help benchmark universities nationally, regionally, and globally. Many factors contribute to rankings, including research output and collaboration.
Explore these resources for a deeper look into how rankings work, and learn about analyzing and tracking research activities that are counted — so you can better support your rankings objectives.
Overview & perspectives
Learn the basics about university rankings, their purpose and methodologies. Explore multiple perspectives from universities across the globe on how they respond, track and participate in rankings and the data behind them.
Podcast: Perspectives on rankings from a young university, featuring César Wazen
Article: Beyond university rankings: promoting transparency and accountability
Article: Measuring knowledge exploration and exploitation in universities
The data and methodologies behind university rankings
Learn how different rankings organizations' methodologies work and how you can view, investigate and monitor the data points that may be contributing to your institution's rankings.