Yerevan state university is one of the leading universities of the region by the rating of Webometrics

Yerevan state university is one of the leading universities of the region by the rating of Webometrics

YEREVAN, September 6. /ARKA/. Yerevan State University (YSU) is one of the leading universities in the region by the publications of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, press-service of YSU informed “ARKA”.

Webometrics rates about 20 thousand universities, including 5000 European, 6000 Asian and 7000 American universities.

In rating of the university the experts of Webometrics take into account four criteria: number of pages of official site in search engines google.com, yahoo.com, live.com, exalenq.com, number of external references from other resources to the site of YSU, number of documents in the site in the format Adobe Acrobat (pdf), Adobe Post Script (ps), Microsoft Power Point (ppt), as well as citation index, i.e. references to scientific works of YSU employees.

“If the first three criteria characterize the official site of YSU, the fourth criteria evidences about the faculty potential”, said Vice-Rector of YSU Aleksandr Grigoryan.

Webometrics presents the results of its studies twice a year. The last results were published in summer 2011.

A year ago YSU occupied 4392 place, at the beginning of this year - 4651-е and in summer 2011 – 2856 which recognized YSU a leader among the Armenian universities. By citation index YSU occupies 1051 place among 20000 universities. After YSU among Armenian universities comes Armenian-Russian (Slavonic) University taking 3252 place. 

According to the survey of Webometrics, Azerbaijani Khazar University having the highest rating occupies 11736 place and the leading Georgian Ilia State University – 5915 place. National universities of neighbor countries come after private ones.

The main task of Webometrics is to support the initiatives of open access, electronic access to scientific publications and other educational material.--0--

20:45 07.09.2011





 

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