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FOR THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR NKUA IS IN TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES OF THE WORLD RANKING "TOP UNIVERSITIES BY TOP GOOGLE SCHOLAR CITATIONS" OF WEBOMETRICS

FOR THE 5TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR NKUA IS IN TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES OF THE WORLD RANKING "TOP UNIVERSITIES BY TOP GOOGLE SCHOLAR CITATIONS" OF WEBOMETRICS

For the 5th consecutive yearNKUA is in top 100 Universities of the World Ranking "Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations" of Webometrics

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On January 26, 2022, the results of Webometrics' "Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations" global ranking were announced. According to this announcement, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens records a rare performance for a Greek University, being for the fifth consecutive year in the top 100 of a world ranking. Based on the results announced by Webometrics, it is ranked 92nd in the world and 18th in Europe. This ranking, which was published for the 13th time, includes 7497 Universities, including the 24 Greek ones. (See Table 1). NKUA is ranked 1st among Greek institutions, with 2.724.009 citations. This performance gives NKUA the 1st place among the Universities in the Balkans and the 2nd place among the Universities of the Mediterranean Sea

The "top five" of the best Greek Universities is fulfilled by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at 278 with 1.194.794 citations, the University of Patras at 375 with 861.488 citations, the National Technical University of Athens at position 388 with 825.020 citations and the University of Crete at 396 with 809.541 citations.

This ranking list is based on the citation number of research work, professors and researchers of the Institutions. Citations are identified through Google Scholar's search engine and the top researchers’ profiles in this engine.  More specifically citations from the top 210 public profiles of each university are collected. This number of profiles is for allowing size independent comparisons.  The top twenty (20) profiles of the list are excluded for improving representativeness by removing outliers. For the rest of the top profiles, the numbers of citations are added and the institutions are ranked in descending order of this indicator.

 

 

Table 1: Ranking of Greek Universities in Webometrics “Top Universities by Google Scholar Citations”

 

UNIVERSITY

COUNTRY RANK 2022

WORLD RANK JANUARY 2022

CITATIONS January 2022

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

1

92

2724009

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

2

278

1194794

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS (INCL UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN GREECE)

3

375

861488

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

4

388

825020

UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

5

396

809541

UNIVERSITY OF IOANNINA

6

483

619626

UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY

7

501

589839

DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE

8

688

356842

ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

9

880

226838

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

10

891

222072

UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN

11

917

211331

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE

12

928

205613

UNIVERSITY OF WEST ATTICA

13

955

197217

UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS

14

1171

127604

HELLENIC MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY

15

1407

85513

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN MACEDONIA

16

1480

76329

HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

17

1482

76168

UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE

18

1490

75723

INTERNATIONAL HELENIC UNIVERSITY

19

1715

52487

HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY

20

2089

31378

IONIAN UNIVERSITY

21

2188

27528

UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA

22

2311

23247

PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

23

2396

21209

SCHOOL OF PEDAGOGICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION

24

4394

1746

Source: Webometrics Web Page

The figures are valid only at the time of collection (around January 10-20 2022). What makes an impression is the fact that the number of NKUA’s citations covers the 28,2% of all citations of 24 Greek universities that are included in the ranking. At the top of the ranking is Harvard University, in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place also the American Universities Stanford, Berkeley and MIT while in 5th place is the University of Cambridge from Great Britain.