University Rankings

World University Rankings

The two major World University Rankings systems used by students, their parents and universities are THE (Times Higher Education) and QS (Quacquarelli Symonds). Citation analysis forms part of the methodology used to reach the overall world ranking for each university. In THE, citations count towards 30% of a university’s ranking, while in QS, citations per faculty count towards 20% of a university’s ranking. Both THE and QS use Scopus database to collect citation information. More details about their specific methodologies can be found here:

A further World University Ranking system is the AWRU (Academic Ranking of World Universities), sometimes referred to as the Shanghai Ranking.

Author Attribution on Scopus

Because most university ranking systems gather data on citations from indexing databases such as Scopus, it is important that any research in these databases is correctly attributed to you as a staff member of the University of Waikato. The Open Research team can help you to check that you are getting the credit for all of your research and that your profile reflects your affiliation correctly.

For more information, email [email protected], or see the Academic Profiles page.

See also:

Rankings and Reputation

Need help?

  • For assistance, reach out to the Open Research Team at [email protected].
  • For additional resources, explore our Express Research Workshops, a collection of online, self-paced tutorials that complement our regular Research Workshops, covering various topics.