Webometrics Ranking of World Universities for 2022: Inclusion of 76 Egyptian Educational and Research Institutions in the Ranking


 Dr. Khaled Abd El Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, review a report on the inclusion of 76 Egyptian educational and research institutions in the results of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, issued in July 2022, with an increase of 4 educational institutions over the results of last year’s ranking, which includs more than 31 thousand institutions for higher education around the world from more than 200 countries.

On his part, Dr. Adel Abd El Ghaffar, the Ministry's media advisor and official spokesperson, says the Webometrics ranking is an initiative of the cybermetrics Lab is affiliated with CSIC, the largest research body in Spain. The ranking is the largest in terms of the number of higher education institutions analyzed in preparation for participation, and every six months an independent and objective scientific arrangement is presented.

The ranking methodology is based on the following indicators; (Visibility) by 50%, and it measures the impact of the contents of the institution’s website and external networks that link to its pages, the (transparency) index by 10%, and the (openness) index by 40%, and it measures the most important researchers who have been cited in terms of the number of citations among the top 210 of the Researchers, and the (Excellence) Index. It measures the most important researches cited in terms of the number of research papers among the top 10% cited in a field of different disciplines in the database during the previous five-year period.

The ranking depends on the evaluation of the university’s website and electronic portals, the emergence and availability of academic content and researches on the Internet of universities, the impact of scientific publications and researches on the Internet, and the extent to which they are used with the aim of measuring the promotion of open access to knowledge generated by the university