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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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PhD admissions: master degree university ranking or additional research experience [closed]

First of all I'd like to say that I'm aware that questions are not supposed to result in opinion based answers or discussions. However, with the experience in academic settings that many of the ...
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What is a common way to tell if an academic is “above average,” or outstanding in their field? Is their h-index (Hirsh index) one of them?

If one claimed that a particular scholar was "above average" or "noted" in their field, is there any good metric by which to support or deny such a claim? Is there a generally accepted way to ...
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Is it possible to get a researcher position in a prestigious institute with a degree from a not very well-ranked university? [duplicate]

I'm currently in the 2nd year of my Ph.D. and I'm really interested in my future career options. I'm attending a double-degree study programme in two European universities, none of them being among ...
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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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What criteria is used by THE to determine whether a university gets a WUR ranking or not?

Some universities in the world don't have Times Higher Education's WUR ranking. For example, this university here. On what basis does THE decide to allocate a ranking to a university?
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What is an appropriate academic search engine and ranking system for classics faculty and programs?

Google Scholar and the h-index are widely used in computer science to evaluate academic programs and faculty. Right now I need to evaluate classics programs. I went to Google Scholar and found that ...
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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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Why is research at highly productive research institutions better than those at not-so-highly productive research institutions?

As of time of writing, the University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher Education world university ranking list, while the University of Southampton is 118th. (Nothing special about the THE, Oxford,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do universities hire graduates from lesser universities

Recently, someone analyzed computer science professors at top universities and found that over half of the professors at the top 51 universities graduated from a top 10 university. Others have also ...
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Why do Russian and Israeli universities score low in various world rankings?

Russia and Israel have good histories of science and technology. But, I never saw any Russian and Israeli university in the top 50 list. Currently, the top Russian university, according to QS World ...
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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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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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Is it worth self-funding a PhD to attend a top 10 university?

What should I opt for? Option A) very well paid PhD, around €3000 per month at a respectable university or; Option B) a non-paid PhD, where I have to pay €2000 per year at one of the top 10 ...
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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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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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Why do the rankings from U.S. News & World Report list some schools twice?

The 2014 rankings of US statistics doctoral programs compiled by the U.S. News & World Report lists a few of the schools twice. I assume that the rankings are probably for different types of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there ranking for Master's programs (sciences, subject specific)

There are rankings of US universities and colleges: overall, for undergrad programs, and for doctoral programs But, I find nothing for rankings of Masters programs in specific subjects (like ...
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Does inclusion on the ARC ERA 2010 journal ranking list imply the journal is not predatory?

Leading up to 2010, the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative categorized journals (and conferences) into four categories A*, A, B, and C (see this ...
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What is the relationship between impact factor and journal ranking

As a second year graduate student, it's become increasingly difficult for me to figure out what journals are the most prestigious. My research is very interdisciplinary, and so journals from many ...
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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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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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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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Does it matter where you go to medical school? [closed]

There are many reports out there that say you should not go get an MBA or JD unless you are going for the Top 5 or Top 10 schools respectively. The rationale is that the lost salary and tuition does ...
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Rankings of Computer Science conferences and journals

I was wondering if there is any kind of "reliable" CS conferences ranking available on the web. I have searched on SCImago, but I believe it only ranks journals, and there is no mention about ...
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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 ...