In the latest rankings according to Webometrics, Utrecht University have been placed
64th in the world
7th in Europe
and are the TOP Dutch University.
Harvard University was once again emerged as the best institution of higher learning in the world, coming second was Stanford University, followed by MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan. The University of Washington, Cornell University, Columbia University New York, and the University of Pennsylvania are seven, eight, nine, and ten worldwide.
Take a look at their web pages to see how the rankings are collated.
Universities are measured by the following:
|PRESENCE|| Size (number of webpages) of the main webdomain of the institution. It includes all the subdomains
sharing the same (central or main) webdomain and all the file types including rich files like pdf documents
|VISIBILITY|| Number of external networks (subnets) originating backlinks to the institution’s webpages
After normalization, the average value between the two sources is selected
| Number of citations from Top authors according to the source
But see Transparent Ranking for additional info
| Google Scholar
| Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines
Data for the five year period (2012-2016)