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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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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 ...
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Listing Research Universities (Highest research activity)

Universities' rankings are misleading, because various institutes publish their ranking results by taking various factors. I have found a classification of research universities as R1 , R2 adn R3 ...
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Does there exist Top 50 rankings of applied math phd programs?

For example, if one were to apply to Top 50 business schools for a full-time MBA program, one could get rankings from the NYTimes, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World ...
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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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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 diffrence between the quality of top 20 universities PhD programs over top 70s for 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 ...
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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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Is Master Program Rank Important for PhD Application

I am looking to go into the neuroscience or stem cell research fields. I was recently offered unconditional acceptance to the University of Edinburgh for Regenerative Medicine and to University ...
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How to automatically retrieve journal ranking and quartile from article list

For a grant application I need to generate a list of my supervisor's publications (hundreds of articles) sorted by date, and for each publication they want impact factor, ranking, and quartile ranking ...
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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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Scientific Author Ranking Services

In the Economics profession, there is a free service called RePEc: https://ideas.repec.org/ This service, amongst other things, ranks the top 5% of registered authors over a number of metrics (their ...
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Signaling Interest for Job at Low Ranked University

How do PhD graduates signal job interest to low ranked universities? I am envisioning a scenario where a candidate does not get interviewed by a university because the university believes the ...
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Non-English language papers submitted to REF for evaluation?

So this is a little U.K. specific - I'm just curious whether any of you have seen or heard about such submissions. Now I'm completely aware that in many disciplines this seems unlikely, but how about ...
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How do I check the ranking of an engineering conference, and determine whether presenting there will be useful for my CV?

I am a final year student of engineering. I have submitted a paper for presentation at IEEE Power and Energy Conference 2016 - Illinois USA to be held on 19th and 20th February 2016. The paper has ...
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Which ranking is more meaningful for post-doc students?

There were several discussions on this website about the importance of academic rankings. Opinions seem to range from "very important" to "completely meaningless". My question, however, is a bit ...
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Is “party ranking” a genuine ranking system?

From some discussion here, I surprisingly found (by googling) that there are some ranking for top universities for partying. From USA Today and Time to Playboy, they list top universities for party ...
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When applying to grad school: GPA vs Prestige [closed]

For undergraduate studies is it preferable to go the a prestigious school and get decent GPA or to go to not well known school but be top of the class?
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Are postdocs students or staff when calculating staff/student ratios?

The ratio of staff/students is an important factor for university rankings. How are postdocs and non-faculty researchers considered in calculating this ratio? I am referring to researchers who have ...
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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 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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US grad school rankings based on graduate students' satisfaction

Is there any US grad school ranking based on graduate students' satisfaction? (satisfaction while in grad school of after graduation) If department-specific I am mostly interested in computer science ...
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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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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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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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What does a university's acceptance rate indicate?

If the acceptance rate of a university is 90%, does that mean it accepts 90 out of every 100 students that apply? Does a university's acceptance rate indicate its quality? Most top universities have ...
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What if a conference is not ranked but IEEE sponsored

I am trying to find conference rank of International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS) but was not successful. On core, International Conference on Information and ...
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Going to a lower-ranked school for better advisor fit

Computer Science PhD admit here. Is it crazy of me to turn down a top school (MIT/Stanford) for a lower-ranked school (think Cornell/UW/Columbia/Michigan) if I think there is better advisor fit? ...
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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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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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Acceptance criteria for short papers

I feel overwhelmed for the acceptance rate of some conferences. If I submit a "short paper" rather than a regular one, Will that make easier to get accepted? I don't have any JCR* at the moment (nor ...
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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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Which US universities publish cohort ranking - position in class?

For example when you take the GRE you get the percentile score, is there such statistics and how is it called? Do US publish such data or does it have to be asked specifically? For example you are in ...
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Applying to a masters program based on university rankings?

I'd very much love to study Math at the University of Copenhagen. Since I am an International Student and cannot really see the university before I apply, university rankings will greatly affect my ...
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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 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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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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Should you mention your ranking in specific courses in statement of purpose?

I would like to know if it is good to talk about your outstanding ranking in important courses in your statement of purpose. For example, is it good to say I took "Quantum physics" in the second ...
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Public accountability for academic work

I have realised that my performance improves when I make my progress publicly accountable. For example, my jogging times improve and I lose more weight when I enter myself onto a public rankings list. ...
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Is Scimago a good way to rank conference impact?

I have seen that the Scimago Journal Rank make a rank of journals that cover different topics and classified them into quartiles. For what I know conferences also made their proceedings books, but I ...
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Low ranking university with fund VS Unsure opportunity at a higher ranking one

Two years ago, I completed my bachelor degree with highest honor ranking 1st of my class in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in my university in Egypt. Since then I have been working ...
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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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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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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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recommendations for increasing the visibility and ranking of a faculty?

I was wondering what it really matters for a university to climb in the university rankings, for example in Science fields such as Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science? I found that there are the ...
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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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Where can I find correlation between US News ranking and IPEDS database?

I have been building a search tool for colleges and universities in US. I could find most of the data from the IPEDS database. Now I am trying to relate the colleges with US News ranking. I'm trying ...
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How reliable are QS Top Universities rankings?

I was told that universities in USA are generally better that the ones in Italy. I will take the undergraduate degree this July, and I need to decide whether to continue my studies in Italy or to move ...
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École Normale Supérieure's students' class rankings and ranking on the national concours exam for agregation?

Are the École Normale Supérieure's academic records publicly available anywhere? Specifically, I would like to know what class rankings were historically there, as well as its students' rankings on ...
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How to evaluate the quality of a conference that has a high ERA ranking, but whose organizer has a lot of negative reviews online?

In Australia we follow something known as the ERA ranking, when submitting papers to journals and conferences. My lab stresses publication in venues which are graded as only A or A(star), as per this ...
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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 ...