Definition of the Indicators
URAP's ranking of Top 2000 world universities is based on 6 academic performance indicators. Since URAP is an academic performance based ranking, publications constitute the basis of the ranking methodology. Both quality and quantity of publications and international research collaboration performance are used as indicators. The indicators, the data sources, and the duration of coverage are summarized in Table 1 below.
|Number of Articles||Current Scientific Productivity||2009||ISI|
|Google Scholar Results||Long - Term Overall Productivity||2005 - 2009||Google Scholar|
|Cumulative Journal Impact||Scientific Impact||2005 - 2009||ISI|
|H-Index||Research Quality||2005 - 2009||ISI|
|International Collaboration||International Acceptance||2005 - 2009||ISI|