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Questions tagged [ranking]

Questions about formal rankings of universities, journals, conferences, or students (in a course or university) based on some quantitative metric(s). This is distinct from 'reputation' which may be measured informally and does not necessarily involve any quantitative metrics.

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How much does the ranking of your Master's program/school matter when applying to PhD programs?

I'm applying for research-based Masters in Oceanography. So far, I've lined up advisors at University of Massachusetts (an intercampus program), South Florida, Georgia, and New Hampshire. According ...
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Why do Australian universities have higher employability than that of British in QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019?

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 Why do Australian universities have higher employability (rank) than that of British ones in QS Graduate Employability Ranking?
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Applying to MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the University of Cambridge

Is participating in the international competitive programming contests and achieving an excellence degree graduation compensation for the low rank of your university when you apply to MPhil in ...
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Does anyone in Academia.SE know about Saudi universities?

I did a masters 8 years ago. am 38, unemployed, and don't have any fund. I want to go to the USA for a PhD. But, probably won't get a visa for having a study gap and/or being unemployed and old (on ...
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PhD university ranking when going for post doc/ jobs [duplicate]

I have completed my bachelors and masters in engineering from a top UK uni and I am currently working towards my PhD at a low ranked uni (50th in the UK) mainly because it was one of the very few ...
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Israeli universities in world ranking [duplicate]

Why do some acclaimed universities from Israel like Technion or Wisemann sit at middle to bottom of the ranking lists in Times or QS?
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How do SJR and Web of Science journal rankings and quartiles differ?

I want to know about how journal quartiles (i.e., Q1 to Q4) calculations differ. Web of Science (WoS) uses Journal Impact Factor Quartile the journal’s rank in category (X) is based on where the ...
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Which one is more valuable in a postdoc application? a full paper in a B* conference or a short paper in a A* one? [closed]

Assume the hiring committee (Computer science) are reviewing the CVs of two Ph.D. graduate's with almost equal skills/expertise. Regarding their best publications, one has 1-2 short papers (e.g. 6 ...
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Post-doc vs PhD Prestige

If a student did their PhD at a mid-tier university and then completed their postdoc at a top 3 university while working with an award winning leader in the field, then when applying to jobs does the ...
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Where to find the most valid databases about the ranking of countries in research and scientific production? [closed]

Where to find the rankings of countries in research and scientific production? For example, how can I find out the ranking of a particular country in the number of scholarly essays? What are the most ...
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Incompatibility between job and field of study [closed]

Finding jobs for Ph.D graduate in mathematics is the main concern. Available options are namely in general industry and academia. I see, for instance, some Ph.D in math (algebraic geometry) working ...
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Is endowing a professorship less effective in a lower-ranked university than in a higher-ranked one?

This is a follow-up question to What does it take for a lower-ranked university to compete with a top-ranked one?. Wolfgang Bangerth's answer says that "Faculty will generally only go to places where ...
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What does it take for a lower-ranked university to compete with a top-ranked one?

Let's take the Times Higher Education world rankings. Oxford is first, and the University of Bonn is 100th. (Nothing special about the THE - I just used it to pick examples of a top-ranked university ...
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Assistant Professor at my state university, Research Scientist at my Ivy League, or both?

I am a Research Scientist at an Ivy League. I have been offered an Assistant Professorship at the state school. The Ivy League has suggested that if I take the professorship, I could stay on in a 20% ...
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Can I get a tenure track Applied Math assistant professor position in a top US college if my PhD was in a similar ranked private U.S. college?

I have almost completed my Ph.D. in applied mathematics at a highly ranked private U.S. college. I am an older student with almost a decade of industrial work experience between undergrad and grad ...
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Conference and Journal Ranking Websites [closed]

I had a hard time deciphering conference and journal rankings in order to find good places to publish. [Disclaimer - I am a computing PhD and this post is intended to have a strong focus in CS] I ...
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Do the yearly (worldcomp) conference recognized by Scientists? [duplicate]

I am planning to submit for a conference that organized by the (World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing https://americancse.org/events/csce2018) located and ...
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I have two very good PhD offers. Is it worth to pay 30 USD to see US N&WR rankings? [closed]

I have two very good admission offers from good universities in the US, and I am having a hard time choosing between them. So much that I am starting to consider less relevant factors, such as the ...
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What are the most credible rankings of US computer science departments? [closed]

I am wondering what are the most well-regarded rankings of computer science departments in the US. Preferably, this would be broken down into rankings by research output and rankings by student labor ...
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A peculiar PhD situation, working full time in a government lab but getting my PhD from an unknown university because of formalities. Advice?

I am involved in a peculiar PhD situation. I am working full time at a government lab that is fairly new (<10 years of existence), but has however attracted some strong names in my field (Computer ...
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How can I evaluate the strength of a chemical physics program?

I can only find evaluations/rankings for departments such as chemistry or physics, but I am not sure how to evaluate a combined program of chemical physics.
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Settling for Australian PhD — terrible decision? [closed]

I recently accepted a PhD offer from a top Australian university. There are many things I like about it: my supervisors are excited to work with me and the topic is almost exactly what I want to work ...
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List of Research Institutes (excluding universities)!

There are many international rankings/lists for universities (e.g. QS ranking). However, I am interested in an science institute ranking/list that does not involve universities. Let me give you an ...
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CS PhD at University of Houston ranking importance on future career [closed]

Currently a undergraduate student planning to apply for PhD programs in a year or less. I have been working with a professor at University of Houston (my current location) for almost a year on machine ...
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BMC journals and their selectiveness [closed]

Biomed Central is an open access publisher with a list of journals belonging to the BMC series, where they state that: The BMC-series subject-specific journals do not make editorial decisions on ...
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Can a conference listed as CORE 'A' have an acceptance rate of 60%?

My university follows the conference ranking as per CORE. Specifically, the department (Computer Science) encourages the faculty members and the research students to submit to either CORE 'A' or CORE '...
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Am I harming myself by doing a PhD in a less prestigious university than where I did my MSc if I don't want to stay in academia? [closed]

I did an MSc in an extremely prestigious university, in mathematics and theoretical computer science. I got an offer to stay there for a PhD, but turned it down. Instead, I enrolled on an MRes + PhD ...
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Journal ranking statistics on scimagojr vs. the “prestige” of its editorial board

My advisor and I are considering where to submit a paper based on my thesis. Originally we planned to submit it to Journal X, but an opportunity arose to submit it to Journal Y following a conference ...
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From a historical perspective, when did impact factors become so important?

This is a question on the historicity of impact factors for journals. There are hundreds of questions and websites on the impact factor of journals, or journal rankings (and fake rankings and impact ...
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Are non-Western University PhD's really frowned upon?

I am completing my master's by thesis this year at a small university in the West. I would really like to pursue my PhD (Maths/Stats) in Hong Kong, but I've been told by my supervisor and others that ...
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Conference ranking in computer science [duplicate]

I was surfing the web looking for the incoming conferences in computer science, and I finished in this website http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/~bennani/CSRank.html Here, it seems that the conferences ...
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Is the gap between lower- and higher-ranked graduate programs in pure math really that big?

Initially I asked this question on math stackexchange but it seems academia stackexchange is more appropriate place for this. Note: a question similar to that I'm going to ask was discussed here, but ...
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Is there a difference in career prospects between attending a very high ranked university and a relatively high ranked university? [duplicate]

Sorry if the question is so specific. I'm graduating from high school this year and want to study physics at university. I want to do it towards Physics PhD. I'm in Europe and my question is how much ...
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Overview of the mathematical (and computer science) world by countries

I am looking for statistics of research done in mathematics and computer science by country. I found reports for Thainland, Kyrgyzstan and Finland in mathematics. Where can I find similar statistics ...
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Is it possible for someone with a PhD from a top-200 university to find a faculty position at a top-20 university?

I have talked with a friend that was the best in class PhD student at a top-200 university in USA, but she couldn't find any position as assistant professor position or fellowship in a top-20 ...
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Reliable Asian university rankings datasets suitable for evaluating applications to a graduate program

Our (American) university has a lot of applications coming in from Asia- especially China, India, Japan and Korea. Each of these seems to follow a different grading scheme and it is hard to do ...
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Can I mention my undergrad ranking in CV, when there is no official document about it?

Our university doesn't announce any rank and it is not present in our transcripts but I know that my rank is 7 out of 60 in my department. Can I mention this rank? Since I dont have any proof of my ...
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Is it possible to apply to a PhD program, then transfer a year later to a higher-ranked program?

Is possible to apply to a PhD psychology program, and if accepted, then transfer a year later to another program that is higher in ranking?
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How to mention my class rank in my CV [duplicate]

If I graduated from a university (named X for example) in 2014 and my average (or GPA) was the highest among all students who graduated that year from the same major (let's call it Y). So I want to ...
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Acceptance into Math Grad Programs [closed]

I am beginning to consider what PhD programs I would like to apply to for the next academic year, but I have a hard time gauging what schools I am likely to get into. I completed my undergraduate ...
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Calculating the OP score [closed]

I am looking to calculate an OP Score (Overall Position). It is an outdated Queensland system of post-secondary-entrance rankings due to be phased out in 2018. None the less I am looking for specific ...
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How to compare the quality of research group?

There are metrics on the quality of universities (e.g., rankings) and individual researchers (e.g., Google Scholar), but I found it harder to judge the performance and impact of individual research ...
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How to get a list of researchers ranked by their h index?

One way of identifying influential researchers in a field is to rank researchers by their h-index. I found only a list of researchers ranked by h-index for those with very high h-indices ( >40). ...
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How do you find the “rank” of a school or program?

I am preparing to pursue higher education and I was reading articles about schools. In one of the articles it was mentioned that the author attended a "high teens" ranked school. There was no mention ...
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What should I do to make the new University appeared in the Webometrics ranking?

What should I do to make a new University appear in the Webometrics ranking? http://www.webometrics.info Are scientific publications by researchers affiliated with this University (additionally ...
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Is doing Ph.D from a US university regarded as an absolute advantage in future career for international students?

According to the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Ranking, there are some Asian (Hong Kongese) universities that rank higher than many US and Canadian universities. What are important factors to ...
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How to choose between very good journals in mathematics?

I finished preparing a math paper, and am now trying to decide where to submit it. I read How do you judge the quality of a journal?, but it seems that the answers there mostly deal with how to judge ...
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High ranked college phD vs low ranked college phD, which one to choose? [duplicate]

Does completing phD from a highly ranked university has benefits over completing phD over a lower ranked University? I am only talking about the college rankings and not about the advisor rankings ...
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How can you identify which are the strongest PhD programs in particular subfields?

I'm an undergraduate student (United States) majoring in X, applying to PhD programs with a research focus in subfields Y and Z. I conjecture that the best universities for Y and the best ...
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Salary and Rank Discrepency: assistant profs with better records than associates in the same dept

Is there anything to be done when a department has hot young assistant professors with much stronger research records (in books and peer-reviewed publications) than the associate professors? Must the ...