Universities in Seoul, South Korea
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  • (38 institution and 7 subject rankings)
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For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Seoul, South Korea

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Seoul
  • 16 Nov, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World Reputation Rankings. Includes 3 universities from Seoul.
  • 08 Nov, 2022: QS University Rankings: Asia updated with Yonsei University ranked highest among 28 listed universities in Seoul.
  • 26 Oct, 2022: THE Times Higher Education, UK published most recent results of THE World University Rankings by Subject (Clinical and Health). Includes 101 universities from Seoul.
  • 26 Oct, 2022: Latest QS World University Rankings: Sustainability from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK. 8 universities from Seoul appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Seoul

Sports Related Subjects QS World University Rankings By Subject
#13 
Seoul National University
Physical Sciences URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
#19 
Sungkyunkwan University
Social Policy & Administration QS World University Rankings By Subject
#19 
Seoul National University
Modern Langugages QS World University Rankings By Subject
#19 
Seoul National University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology QS World University Rankings By Subject
#20 
Seoul National University
Engineering - Chemical QS World University Rankings By Subject
#22 
Seoul National University
Technology URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
#31 
Seoul National University
Agriculture & Forestry QS World University Rankings By Subject
#34 
Seoul National University
Art & Design QS World University Rankings By Subject
#37 
Seoul National University
Communication & Media Studies QS World University Rankings By Subject
#40 
Seoul National University

Rankings of universities in Seoul, South Korea 2022

#1

Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #322 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #24 
  • #1088 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #581 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]


#2

Hansung University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (142 reviews)
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  • #99 
  • #569 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #82 
  • #4365 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#3

Seokyeong University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #113 
  • #6232 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#4

Korean National University of Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (288 reviews)
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  • #125 
  • #10127 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]


#5

Seoul National University

  • #56 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #29 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #1 
  • #42 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#6

Yonsei University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (564 reviews)
  • #78 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #4 
  • #73 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #2 
  • #107 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#7

Sungkyunkwan University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
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  • #170 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #99 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #5 
  • #147 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#8

Korea University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (946 reviews)
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  • #201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #5 
  • #74 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #4 
  • #125 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#9

Hanyang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (670 reviews)
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  • #401 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #157 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #6 
  • #181 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#10

Kyung Hee University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (152 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #9 
  • #270 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #227 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#11

Sejong University

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  • #251 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #21 
  • #551 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #25 
  • #366 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#12

Dongguk University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (333 reviews)
  • #15 
  • #481 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #24 
  • #364 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #23 
  • #1068 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#13

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (109 reviews)
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  • #13 
  • #410 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #85 
  • #537 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #43 
  • #1654 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]


#14

Chung-Ang University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (577 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #392 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #306 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#15

Ewha Womens University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (851 reviews)
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #11 
  • #346 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #21 
  • #347 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#16

Sungshin Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (132 reviews)
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  • #24 
  • #591 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #44 
  • #450 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #229 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]

#17

Konkuk University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (478 reviews)
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  • #15 
  • #601 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #26 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #12 
  • #285 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#18

Sookmyung Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (38 reviews)
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  • #37 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #32 
  • #396 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #1626 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]

#19

Sogang University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (103 reviews)
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  • #1001 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #14 
  • #457 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #41 
  • #442 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#20

Hongik University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (353 reviews)
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  • #38 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #69 
  • #497 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #54 
  • #1753 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#21

Kwangwoon University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (229 reviews)
  • #40 
  • #436 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #32 
  • #1449 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 25 October, 2021]
  • #49 
  • #1651 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]


#22

Sahmyook University

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  • #80 
  • #523 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #651 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]
  • #87 
  • #4465 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#23

Sangmyung University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (106 reviews)
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  • #81 
  • #524 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]
  • #68 
  • #2452 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]

#24

Seoul Women's University

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  • #70 
  • #497 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #601 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]
  • #81 
  • #2885 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 15 December, 2021]

#25

University of Seoul

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (232 reviews)
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  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #30 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #49 
  • #464 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#26

Duksung Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (118 reviews)
  • #83 
  • #4387 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#27

Dongduk Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (24 reviews)
  • #106 
  • #5423 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#28

Seoul National University of Education

  • #501 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]
  • #118 
  • #8047 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#29

The Catholic University of Korea

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (48 reviews)
  • #33 
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #17 
  • #494 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #220 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 08 November, 2022]


#30

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

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  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #36 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #72 
  • #499 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#31

Soongsil University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (379 reviews)
  • #1201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #40 
  • #1201 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #55 
  • #479 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#32

Kookmin University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (356 reviews)
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  • #1501 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 12 October, 2022]
  • #35 
  • #1001 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #47 
  • #462 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#33

Korea National Open University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (74 reviews)
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  • #94 
  • #4799 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#34

Torch Trinity Graduate University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • #128 
  • #10927 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

#35

Seoul Cyber University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (6 reviews)

#36

Korea Cyber University

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
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#37

Chugye University for the Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#38

Seoul Digital University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (18 reviews)

#39

Korea National Sport University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (59 reviews)

#40

Korea Christian University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#41

Sungkonghoe University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (67 reviews)
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#42

Korea National Defense University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (12 reviews)
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#43

Korean Bible University

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (38 reviews)

#44

Baewha Women's University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (22 reviews)

#45

Dongyang Mirae University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (17 reviews)
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#46

Chongshin University

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (25 reviews)
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#47

Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary


#48

Seoul Christian University

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#49

Baekseok Arts University


#50

Korea Institute of Science and Technology


Seoul Key Facts for International Students

Population: 10350000

Time: GMT +9

District/province: Seoul,

Living costs for students in Seoul:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 94* (6% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 121* (21% more expensive than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 4,972.67 KRW
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Catholic University of Korea ranks #1 in Seoul in our meta ranking composed of 134 university rankings.

Among all universities in Seoul Sungkyunkwan University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 55 rankings where Sungkyunkwan University is listed.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Sungkyunkwan University is ranked best in Seoul for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the Sungkyunkwan University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Policy & Administration). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Languages & Literature (Modern Langugages). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Engineering (Engineering - Chemical). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Computer Science (Technology). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Seoul National University is ranked best in Seoul for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Seoul National University.

Korea University is ranked best in Seoul for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Korea 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 University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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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 Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

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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 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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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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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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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:
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:
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 Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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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 -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
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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