The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.
In its official website, the Methodology states that the Ranking Web is not a ranking of the websites of Universities, it is a Ranking of Universities. It uses both webometric (all missions) and bibliometric (research mission) indicators.
The primary objective of the Ranking Web is to promote Open Access to the knowledge generated by the University. The Best strategy to improve ranking is to increase quantity and quality of web contents.
The website states further that the Ranking Web started in 2004 (current is the 20th year of publication) with the aim of offering full coverage of Higher Education Institutions whatever the country or discipline involve. Currently, it has ranked 31, 000 HEIs from more than 200 countries.
Editors of the Ranking Web are scientists working at one world-class public research institution with long experience in metrics-guided evaluation.
The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions offering every six months an independent, objective, free, open scientific exercise for providing reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world.
In the Philippines, it has ranked the Pangasinan State University as Rank 27 in its January 2023 result. It is also the lone University in Region 1 to enter the Top 30.
Congratulations, PSUnians! Our beloved university has raised the bar of excellence once again!