May 31, 2019

UCalgary ranked 128th in the world by Leiden University

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 takes into account volume and citation impact of research publications

Earlier this month, Leiden University released its CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019. The University of Calgary ranked 128th in the world and sixth among Canadian universities based on total publications. This highly respected global ranking is distinguished by its exclusive use of bibliographic data to rank the scientific impact of universities.

 “This ranking is a powerful measure of our research performance. It also helps assess our progress towards the goals set in the Eyes High strategy,” says Dr. André Buret, interim vice-president (research). “Our research directly addresses society’s most significant challenges, and we will continue to deliver innovative, impactful solutions to our communities.”  

Publications in respective fields

Although Calgary is not among the top five institutions based on total publications (larger universities typically produce more), it outperforms some of the top five, based on the proportion of its publications among the top ten per cent in their respective fields.

Publications in the biomedical and health sciences area have seen the largest improvement in research quality over the 10-year (2006-2017) period. 441 publications in this area belong to the top 10 per cent most frequently cited.

The Leiden Ranking provides information exclusively about the research done at universities. This includes academic publications according to the volume and citation impact of the publications at institutions. 

Criteria

The Leiden Ranking provides information exclusively about the research done at universities. This includes academic publications according to the volume and citation impact of the publications at institutions.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 included 963 universities from 56 different countries, based on bibliographic data. The University of Calgary’s rank is based on the number of publications it produced during the period 2014-2017.