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KWU ranked 4th overall in the 2020 Leiden Ranking 'Quality Evaluation of Top 1% Papers'

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Kwangwoon University ranked 4th overall in the 2020 Leiden Ranking 'Quality Evaluation of Top 1% Papers' 

 



Kwangwoon University (President Yoo Ji-sang) ranked fourth overall in the results of the "Quality Evaluation of Top 1% Paper" among the recently announced "2020 Leiden Ranking." 

 

The Leiden Ranking, released by the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), a science and technology research center at Leiden University in the Netherlands, evaluates the impact of the thesis published by each university, not its reputation and size. Therefore, it is highly regarded for providing sophisticated bibliometric indicators to evaluate “research performance” of universities around the world. The survey was conducted on universities that have published more than 1000 papers over that past four years (2015-2018) and analyzed 1176 universities in 65 countries. The standard of ranking is based on the percentage of highly cited publications. 

 

The significance of Leiden Ranking lies in its evaluations are based on the ‘quality of paper’. The number of papers from the top 1% to the top 5%, the top 10% and the top 50% are presented separately based on the citation rate as well as the entire thesis. In the case of top 1% publications, it literally means that the papers from the relevant field belong to the “top” when they are lined up based on the citation impact. In other words, the fact that Kwangwoon University ranked 4th on the “Quality of Top 1% Papers” indicates that the university has strong capacities in research. 

 

When looking performances in detail, Kwangwoon University ranked 3rd in the quality evaluation of the top 1% paper in the physical sciences and engineering rankings, and 4th in the quality evaluation of the top 1% paper in the bio medical and health sciences rankings. In addition, in the social sciences and humanities field, it ranked 2nd in the quality evaluation if the top 1% and 6th in the quality evaluation of the top 10% paper.  

 

 

2020 Leiden Ranking South Korea Overall (Top 1%)

Ranking

University

Percentage

1

UNIST

1.4%

2

Yeungnam University

1%

3

KAIST

0.9%

4

Kwangwoon University

0.9%

5

Sejong University

0.9%

6

Ewha Womans University

0.9%

7

POSTECH

0.9%

8

GIST

0.7%

9

Inha University

0.7%

10

Dongguk University

0.6%

 

 

2020 Leiden Ranking South Korea Physical Sciences and Engineering (Top 1%)

Ranking

University

Percentage

1

Ewha Womans University

2.1%

2

UNIST

1.7%

3

Kwangwoon University

1.2%

4

KAIST

0.9%

5

Dongguk University

0.9%

6

POSTECH

0.9%

7

GIST

0.8%

8

Inha University

0.8%

9

UST

0.7%

10

Catholic University

0.6%

 

 

2020 Leiden Ranking South Korea Bio Medical and Health Sciences (Top 1%)

Ranking

University

Percentage

1

UNIST

2.3%

2

KAIST

1.6%

3

Incheon University

1.6%

4

Kwangwoon University

1.4%

5

Pukyong Natl University

0.8%

6

POSTECH

0.7%

7

Dong-a University

0.6%

8

Sejong University

0.6%

9

Yeungnam University

0.6%

10

Gyeongsan Natl University

0.5%

 

 

2020 Leiden Ranking South Korea Social Sciences and Humanities (Top 1%)

Ranking

University

Percentage

1

Sejong University

4.5%

2

Kwangwoon University

1.9%

3

Ewha Womans University

1.2%

4

POSTECH

1.2%

5

Pusan Natl University

0.8%

6

Chungbuk Natl University

0.8%

7

Korea University

0.6%

8

KAIST

0.5%

9

Kangwon Natl University

0.5%

10

Dankook University

0.5%