Pengumuman Peringkat Universitas dunia berdasarkan Penilaian Webometrics bulan Juli 2012 telah di publikasikan hari ini senin 30 Juli 2012.
Berbeda dengan methode tahun sebelumnya, Webometrics July 2012 memperkenalkan metode Keunggulan dan Keterbukaan dalam penilaiannya. Berikut adalah 4 point penilaian:
- PRESENCE (20%). The global volume of contents published on the university webdomains as indexed by the largest commercial search engine (Google). It counts every webpage, including all the formats recognized individually by Google, both static and dynamic pages. For the purposes of the Ranking the web presence is a good proxy of the activities performed by the Universities in the 21st century.
- IMPACT (50%). The quality of the contents is evaluated through a "virtual referendum", counting all the external inlinks that the University webdomain receives from third parties. Those links are recognizing the institutional prestige, the academic performance, the value of the information, and the usefulness of the services as introduced in the webpages according to the criteria of millions of web editors from all over the world. The link visibility data is collected from the two most important providers of this information: Majestic SEO and ahrefs, that provides an overlapping scenario very close to a true global coverage
- OPENNESS (15%). The global effort to set up institutional research repositories is explicitly recognized in this indicator that takes into account the number of rich files (pdf, doc, docx, ppt) published in dedicated websites according to the academic search engine Google Scholar. Only correctly formed file names are considered (for example, the Adobe Acrobat files should end with the suffix .pdf) for the period 2007-2011.
- EXCELLENCE (15%). The academic papers published in high impact international journals are playing a very important role in the ranking of Universities. Deepening the commitment to this measurement started in previous edition we are introducing the Excellence indicator, the university scientific output being part of the 10% of the most cited papers in their respective scientific fields. Although this is a measure of high quality output of research institutions, the data provider Scimago groupsupplied non-zero values for more than 5200 universities (period 2003-2010).
Berikut adalah hasil pemeringkatan tersebut: