The UAB ranks 172 in the Taiwan World Ranking

The UAB maintains its position as one of the top 200 universities in the world in the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, published by the National Taiwan University (NTU).


The UAB ranks 172 in the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2016 published by National Taiwan University (NTU). The UAB continues to be among the 200 best universities worldwide, and is the second university in Spain, after the UB and followed by the University of Valencia and the Autonomous University of Madrid.
In the rankings by subject, the UAB scores highest in Spain in Animal and Plant Science (occupying position 69 worldwide), and stands out in Agricultural Science (100 worldwide), Environmental Science (101), Mathematics (104), and Pharmacology and Toxicology (156).
Harvard University, Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University, all in the USA, lead this year's ranking. In Europe, the top universities are the University of Oxford, University College London and the University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.
The NTU Ranking was first conducted by National Taiwan University in 2011 and is the continuation of the ranking carried out by the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEAACT) since 2007. This is the fifth edition in the current format and it takes into account publications from the best 500 universities in the world.
The ranking is based on the number of published articles and the number of citations. In contrast to other classifications, the NTU ranking focuses on the performance of scientific articles. It uses data from the ISI Web of Science Core Collection (WOS) and Essential Science Indicators (ESI). The 2016 performance measures are composed of eight indicators, which together represent three different criteria of scientific paper performance: research productivity, based on the number of articles; research impact, based on the number of citations; and research excellence, based on the h index, the number of highly cited articles and the number of articles in high-impact journals.
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