Next scientific seminar of Department No.12 was held at the Institute of Information Technology of ANAS. The senior research fellow of the Institute, Rahila Hasanova, presented a report on Webometrics and stated that webometrics is the science field that studies knowledge about the number and type of hyperlinks to evaluate the Internet. Webometrics evaluates countries and universities, rankings of scientific sites based on quality and quantity. The list of ratings is not limited to universities, but also includes various fields of science, subjects, programs.
Rahila Hasanova, who spoke on Webometrics based on "Academic Ranking of World Universities - ARWU", "Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings" and Ranking Web of World Universities, spoke about the indicators used in ARWU, weight coefficient and content.
She noted that for the first time the ARWU assessment was conducted by the University of Shanghai Higher Education Institute in 2003 to assess the degree of retention of Chinese universities from world leading universities for the quality of education and scientific research coverage. For the evaluation of research activity, specific developed indicators are used in the Shanghai rankings, she noted.
She also presented the list of the top 10 universities included in the ranking table for 2017.
Mrs. Hasanova also spoke about "Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings". The Peer Review Score, Recruiter Review, International Students, International Faculty, Faculty / Student, and Citation / Faculty were used in this rating. "The Times Higher Education World University Rankings" is the only global assessment system that takes into account the main indicators of universities (teaching, research, knowledge transfer, international perspective), she said.
"Ranking Web of World Universities" is a ranking system for the world's universities. The assessment are conducted according to regions. She presented list of the world's top 10 universities in the rating. 46 state and private universities of Azerbaijan are among 11,998 universities.
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