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Webometrics

The Webometrics Ranking has been built and maintained since 2004, and runs on a six monthly, rather than annual, publication cycle. Instead of seeking to represent the university itself, the Webometrics ranking is a measure of the online impact and profile of an institution.

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U-21

Unlike the other rankings in consideration, the U21 ranking does not measure the quality of universities, but in the strength of higher education systems, aiming to show how universities function within their local environments, and how supportive their local environments are for creating strong university systems.

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U-Multirank

U-Multirank is a comprehensive benchmarking tool for universities produced by CWTS. Instead of aiming to rank and find the ‘best’ university from a global list, it instead aims to offer comparative benchmarking of performance from user defined criteria based on location, size and institutional focus.

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URAP

The URAP ranking forms part of the Turkish modernisation and excellence projects. As such it is oriented towards comparing and building the capacity of MENA institutions compared to their global counterparts.

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CWTS Leiden

The Leiden ranking seeks to represent only scholarly impact and collaboration through the Clarivate Web of Science. As such it is much more limited in scope than the main rankings.

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NTU

The National Taiwan University Ranking (formerly known as HEEACT) is a measurement of the performance of a university in articles published in peer reviewed journals on the Web of Science. It does not measure teaching performance, employability, nothing of student experience, is not interested in inputs, funding, infrastructure, patents or innovation.

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THE

The Times Higher and Quacquarelli Symonds rankings split in 2009 over disputes over the validity of results being produced, and especially The new THE uses a set of thirteen different metrics in an attempt to represent a broader variety of institutional aspects.

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ARWU

The Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking was the first of the global university rankings, launched in 2003 as part of China’s Project 985 to modernise their higher education system.