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IJIET 2021 Vol.11(6): 277-285 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2021.11.6.1523

The Universities Ranking World Cup: A Global View by Continent and Country from the Computer Science Perspective

Sónia Rolland Sobral

Abstract—University rankings are lists of universities ranked according to different criteria: different systems, published annually. This article uses seven of the world's best-known global rankings and only in the context of computer science: Shanghai Ranking’s Academic, CWTS Leiden, Quacquarelli Symonds, Times Higher Education, National Taiwan University, Best Global Universities USNews and University Ranking by Academic Performance. We present the top10 universities by each ranking system and by continent and country those that appear in the top20, top100 and top500. Each of these rankings has different items and weights, which will be listed and analyzed in this article. The results are very different from each other because they follow different systems. This article shows that in top10 there is a direct relationship between the massive presence of top Asian universities and the total dependence on Web of Science publications. The same is not true when the data source is Scopus database.

Index Terms—University rankings, computer science, WebOfScience, Scopus.

Sónia Rolland Sobral is with REMIT, Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal (e-mail: sonia@upt.pt).


Cite: Sónia Rolland Sobral, "The Universities Ranking World Cup: A Global View by Continent and Country from the Computer Science Perspective," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 277-285, 2021.

Copyright © 2021 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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