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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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University rank/stature - How much does it affect one's career post-Ph.D?

What I'm trying to understand is, to what degree does the status/rank of the University (where one completes his/her Ph.D) matter while shaping his/her career after graduation? I would like to know ...
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How handicapped am I in graduate admissions if I graduated from a lower tier university?

Due to a combination of factors, I ended up going for my undergraduate studies to a relatively unknown university that was close to me geographically. Let's say that I have a relatively standard ...
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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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Is there any world-wide ranking of conferences/journals?

I know it's rather difficult to establish a ranking of publications, especially because the ones in charge of establishing values for venues might be biased by their field, and several other aspects. ...
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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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Ranking in class + Resume

I have a question about how to write my ranking in a class in my CV. I mean, after graduation from the university for my BSc degree, my ranking due to overall GPA among the class of 30 students was 2. ...
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How does Microsoft Academic Search generate its rankings?

Yesterday, during some idle time in the office, a colleague of mine has discovered that I am currently ranked at position 20 worldwide by Microsoft Academic Search for my subfield regarding the last 5 ...
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Is it a good idea to go to a university just because of its high international ranking? [duplicate]

I'm an international student and I'm currently studying pure mathematics in undergraduate level with a relatively low GPA (~3.5/4.0). I've recently read so many positive reviews about the universities ...
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How to deal with the frustration of doing PhD at a low-ranked university

Though I did my bachelor's at a top-notch college, because of low GPA I had to settle down for PhD at a low ranked university. Now I see that there is lack of intellectual atmosphere and very few ...
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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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KAU is accused of hiring well-known professors to boost university rankings by adding affiliation. Is it ethical to accept this kind of offer?

For those unaware of the situation, here are some links: Messerly, Megan. 'UC Berkeley Professor Critiques Saudi University's Recruitment Process Of World's Top Researchers'. The Daily ...
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How to find OA free to publish journals with a JCR ranking?

I would like to find journals that: are ranked with JCR (no matter how low) and have open access (anyone can access the papers for free) and are free to publish (authors are not required to pay) ...
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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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Rankings for university departments

The Internet is littered with information about university rankings and comparisons that it is very easy for an applicant to lose track of what exactly he wants to know. Apparently rankings which ...
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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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What is the h-index exactly and how does it work?

What is the h-index, and how does it work ?
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Global university ranking for graduates, not research

I work at a university that gives a small number of scholarships to PhD students to pay their fees and tuition. Currently, the decision for who to give these to is based on their undergraduate ...
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What does “university ranking” mean for a graduate admissions committee?

Many questions on this website ask how university rankings affect the future career in research and graduate admissions. But it is not clear for me what is actually meant by ranking. There are various ...
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Do price and value of degrees correlate much?

Many American colleges and universities have very high tuition fees, in particular at prestigious universities. For example, Harvard University in 2014-2015 is US$43,938 for tuition and US$58,607 for ...
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Does a low acceptance rate imply quality?

I am presenting a paper in a conference with a 20% acceptance rate. However the conference is just 3 years old and does not figure in the tiered rating system for conferences in my field Computer ...
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How much should university ranking matter while choosing a place for graduate studies?

How much should I weigh in on the ranking of a university (provided by various academic ranking websites) while choosing a university for graduate studies? The universities that I am considering have ...
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What is the proper way to judge the quality of education of a university?

Why do Russian and Israeli universities score low in various world rankings? In this question, most of the answers more or less stated that, rankings of universities available on the net are kind of ...
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At what point in the rankings is having a PhD from one university no different than a PhD from another (differently ranked) university?

There are some websites like topuniversities and times higher education that rank universities based on several criteria. I don't know if the ranking of a university is directly proportional to its ...
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What are the advantages of top 20 universities over top 70s for CS PhD in USA? [duplicate]

I am a Computer Science M.Sc. Student in a university in a developing country. I am planning to apply for PhD this year. Actually my main reasons to not continue my PhD here, are the issues related to ...
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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 ...