Universities in Paris, France
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Paris
31 out of 42
  • Universities in Paris
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
26
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  • Universities in Paris
  • (20 institution and 6 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Paris
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Paris, France

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Paris
  • 19 Jan, 2022: THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with PSL Research University Paris ranked highest among 3 listed universities in Paris.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Includes 4 universities from Paris.
  • 24 Nov, 2021: Publication of THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education. MINES ParisTech with highest ranking among universities in Paris ranked #40.
  • 28 Oct, 2021: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education. Includes 3 universities from Paris.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Paris

Physical Sciences
#2 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Politics
#2 
Paris Institute of Political Studies
Mathematics
#3 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Agriculture & Forestry
#4 
AgroParisTech
Immunology
#9 
University of Paris
Modern Langugages
#18 
Paris-Sorbonne University
Arts and Humanities
#19 
PSL Research University Paris
Engineering - Mineral & Mining
#24 
PSL Research University Paris
Computer Science & Information Systems
#35 
PSL Research University Paris
Law
#48 
Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Rankings of universities in Paris, France 2022

#1

Paris-Sorbonne University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (309 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #88 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #72 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #23 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

PSL Research University Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (262 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #40 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #44 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #100 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (86 reviews)
  • #5 
  • #155 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #261 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #67 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]



#4

Paris Institute of Political Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
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  • #16 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #261 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #105 
  • #555 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (863 reviews)
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  • #26 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #9 
  • #290 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #115 
  • #596 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Arts et Métiers ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (189 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #67 
  • #480 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #154 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]


#7

École Normale Supérieure

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (164 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #331 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #8 
  • #263 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #448 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#8

College of France

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (255 reviews)
  • #27 
  • #382 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #14 
  • #412 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #584 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#9

School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry, Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (146 reviews)
  • #22 
  • #354 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #484 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #16 
  • #596 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#10

AgroParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (49 reviews)
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  • #17 
  • #320 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #20 
  • #559 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #889 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#11

Practical School of Higher Studies (EPHE)

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
  • #28 
  • #401 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #809 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #30 
  • #960 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#12

Pantheon-Assas Paris II University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (128 reviews)
  • #17 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #13 
  • #207 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #133 
  • #4428 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#13

MINES ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (221 reviews)
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  • #54 
  • #456 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #36 
  • #954 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #5 
  • #40 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]


#14

School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (68 reviews)
  • #111 
  • #579 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #64 
  • #1622 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #23 
  • #701 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 August, 2021]


#15

Université Paris-Dauphine

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (523 reviews)
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  • #101 
  • #548 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #61 
  • #1552 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #12 
  • #142 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]

#16

Chimie ParisTech

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (32 reviews)
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  • #43 
  • #427 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #27 
  • #911 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #119 
  • #3272 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#17

New Sorbonne University - Paris III

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (198 reviews)
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  • #125 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #97 
  • #3642 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #54 
  • #535 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]


#18

TELECOM Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
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  • #32 
  • #404 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #15 
  • #236 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]
  • #63 
  • #1477 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


#19

National Graduate School for Advanced Technologies

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #47 
  • #1214 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]


#20

ESCP Europe

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (70 reviews)
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  • #11 
  • #91 
THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 November, 2021]
  • #75 
  • #1844 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]

#21

Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (86 reviews)
  • #52 
  • #1227 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 26 April, 2021]

#22

Paris Descartes University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (175 reviews)
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  • #4 
  • #66 
Reuters Most Innovative Universities
[Published 23 October, 2019]
  • #3 
  • #18 
Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
[Published 30 April, 2019]


#23

Paris Diderot University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (323 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #284 
RUR Research Performance Ranking
[Published 16 September, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #61 
Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
[Published 30 April, 2019]


#24

The American University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (778 reviews)
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  • #130 
  • #4097 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Graduate School of Engineers in Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (91 reviews)
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  • #139 
  • #5069 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

ECE Paris Graduate School of Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (236 reviews)
  • #143 
  • #5464 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Catholic University of Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (197 reviews)
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  • #159 
  • #6836 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Ecole Superieure de Commerce Exterieur, Pole Universitaire de Leonard de Vinci

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
  • #161 
  • #7051 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Graduate School of Information Technology, Electronics, Automation

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (181 reviews)
  • #171 
  • #8626 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#30

Special School for Public Works, Building and Industry

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (78 reviews)
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  • #179 
  • #10308 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#31

Institut Superieur du Commerce

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #185 
  • #10899 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#32

Graduate School of Engineers Leonardo da Vinci

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (299 reviews)
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#33

Institut International du Commerce et du Developpement, Groupe IGS

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (58 reviews)

#34

Paris School of Engineering

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (38 reviews)

#35

University of London Institute in Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#36

Pierre and Marie Curie University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (426 reviews)
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#37

School of the Chamber of Culture Paris

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (119 reviews)
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#38

Institut Francais de Gestion

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (66 reviews)

#39

IFM Paris (Institut Francais de la Mode)

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (128 reviews)

#40

Institut de Gestion Sociale, Groupe IGS

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (93 reviews)

#41

American Graduate School in Paris

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (169 reviews)

#42

L'institut Agro


Paris Key Facts for International Students

Population: 2139000

Time: GMT +1

District/province: Île-de-France, Paris

Living costs for students in Paris:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 86* (14% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 80* (20% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 75* (25% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4.34 €
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type E
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Serge Haroche (Collège de France, 2012)
 
Serge Haroche (École Normale Supérieure, 2012)
 
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi (Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit, Virology Department, Institut Pasteur, 2008)
 
Luc Montagnier (World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, 2008)
 
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (Collège de France, 1997)
 
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (École Normale Supérieure, 1997)
 
Georges Charpak (École Supérieure de Physique et Chimie, 1992)
 
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (Collège de France, 1991)
 
Maurice Allais (École Nationale Supérieur des Mines de Paris, 1988)
 
Jean-Marie Lehn (Collège de France, 1987)
 

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Paris-Sorbonne University ranks #1 in Paris in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Paris Paris-Sorbonne University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 31 rankings where Paris-Sorbonne University is listed.

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in Paris for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

Paris Institute of Political Studies is ranked best in Paris for Social Studies & Humanities (Politics). See all rankings for the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in Paris for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

AgroParisTech is ranked best in Paris for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the AgroParisTech.

University of Paris is ranked best in Paris for Medicine & Health (Immunology). See all rankings for the University of Paris.

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in Paris for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

PSL Research University Paris is ranked best in Paris for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities). See all rankings for the PSL Research University Paris.

PSL Research University Paris is ranked best in Paris for Engineering (Engineering - Mineral & Mining). See all rankings for the PSL Research University Paris.

PSL Research University Paris is ranked best in Paris for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the PSL Research University Paris.

Pantheon-Sorbonne University is ranked best in Paris for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

New Sorbonne University - Paris III is ranked best in Paris for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the New Sorbonne University - Paris III.

Paris-Sorbonne University is ranked best in Paris for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Paris-Sorbonne University.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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