Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

The University of Sadat City (USC) has achieved a significant progress by 13824 position at the level of world universities according to Webometrics Ranking (July 2020 Edition).


The "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities" is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. Webometrics is one of the international evaluation systems for universities, covering more than 20,000 universities.

Webometrics main objective is to promote scientific research as to improve the progress of the scientific and technological level of the country and encourage the publication of scientific research (Web publication), supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material, as the primary objective of the Ranking Web is to promote Open Access to the knowledge generated by the University.

The Ranking Web (or Webometrics Ranking) is published twice a year (data is collected during the first weeks of January and July for being public at the end of both months), covering more than 30 000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

The ranking process is based on measuring universities through their websites within criteria that include:


  • PRESENCE: Public knowledge shared
Size (number of pages) of the main webdomain of the institution. It includes all the subdomains that share the same (central/main) webdomain
  • VISIBILITY: Web contents Impact
Number of external networks (subnets) linking to the institution's webpages (normalized and then average value)
  • TRANSPARENCY (or OPENNESS): Top cited researchers
Number of citations from Top 210 authors 
  • EXCELLENCE (or SCHOLAR): Top cited papers
Number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in each one of the 26 disciplines of the full database

USC Rank according Webometrics
  • World ranking

USC has achieved a very noticeable increasing from 19936 place (Jan 2020) to 6112 place (Jul 2020).

  • Country rank

USC’s rank has been increased from 57 (Jan 2020) to 39 (Jul 2020) among 70 universities and scientific institution in Egypt


This progress is due to the continues effort made by USC’s Sector for Postgraduate Studies and Research, to induce researchers to publish their researches in international scientific journals with a high impact factor that increases  the percentage of citations to raise the university’s rank in international classifications. In addition to doing several technical amendments on the university’s website according to USC’s International Classification Unit executive plan to ensure the efficiency of the site and accessing.

USC’s Ranking Progress since joining Webometrics
International Ranking
Jan 2015 13582  
Jan 2016 10023 +
July 2016 7309 +
Jan- 2017 8946 -
July 2017 10753 -
Jan. 2018 9405 +
July 2018 17486 -
Jan 2019 19403 -
July 2019 17983 +
Jan 2020 19936 -
Jul 2020 6112 ++