Universitas Gadjah Mada is back on top of Indonesia’s university ranking list released by Webometrics in January 2021. At the world level, UGM is ranked 810.
“The ranking is based on the assessment conducted by Webometrics consisting of three indicators, namely impact or visibility, openness or transparency, and excellence,” explained Director of Systems and Information Resources (DSSDI) UGM, Widyawan, ST., M.Sc., Ph.D., Thursday (28/1).
Following UGM in Indonesia’s ranking list are IPB University (ranked 1,088 in the world) and Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ranked 1,089 in the world). Next, Universitas Indonesia is ranked 1,315, and Universitas Airlangga is 1,322.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities itself is a ranking system initiated by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research agency in Spain.
The ranking, conducted since 2004, aims to promote open access to knowledge generated by universities. This year, there are approximately 31 thousand universities in more than 200 countries included in the ranking list.
The three indicators used this year are no different from the assessment indicators in the previous year. Widyawan explained the assessment of Impact is from the number of references from the external network (subnet) to the UGM website. On this indicator, UGM secures the world’s 578th position.
“Openness measures the number of citations to 210 top authors or lecturers, while excellence is assessed based on the number of scientific publication articles by UGM academicians in the top 10 percent, most cited in 26 disciplines,” he explained.