Ranking of the Internet presence: NSU is the Third

The latest edition of the international Webometrics ranking for January 2016 has been published. This ranking is prepared by the Cybermetrics Lab. research group (Spanish National Research Council) and assesses the level of universities’ presence on the Internet. The Webometrics compilers have analyzed over 25 thousand universities from around the world.

Over the past six months, NSU has stepped over 31 positions in the global ranking and has taken the 609th place. The universities ranking of the BRICS countries shows that Novosibirsk State University is in the top 50 and now it is located at the 45th spot. Among the Russian universities in Webometrics NSU closes the top three after the Moscow State University (the 134th place) and St. Petersburg State University (the 452th place).

Novosibirsk State University continues to strengthen its position in one of the most important parameters of the ranking called "Visibility", which analyzes the number of external links on the university's website, their variety and weight. The compilers of the Webometrics ranking also take into account the size of the site, openness and citation of scientific publications. Beside Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University and Novosibirsk State University, the top 1000 world ranking includes four Russian universities: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (854), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (965), Ural Federal University (965) and Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (973).

Top 10 Russian universities in the Webometrics:

The name of the university    Position in the world ranking    Position among Russian universities
Lomonosov Moscow State University    134    1
Saint Petersburg State University    452    2
Novosibirsk State University    609    3
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI    854    4
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)    965    5
Ural Federal University    973    6
Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics    996    7
Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University    1003    8
Tomsk State University    1050    9
Kazan (Volga region) Federal University    1176    10
Webometrics is one of the most authoritative world rankings of universities. This ranking has been existing since 2004 and is published twice a year. The Webometrics indicators are taken into account in another international ranking of universities called QS.