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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How significantly does the salary amount for tenured faculty impact the quality of a deparment?

I mean both the salary a department offers to new hires and to already hired faculty members. I would prefer answers specifically about math departments, but I would also be interested in answers ...
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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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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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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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What is the h-index exactly and how does it work?

What is the h-index, and how does it work ?