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.