UNN listed in the global ranking of the world's best university websites Webometrics
According to the recent results of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Lobachevsky University now ranks 1383rd in the world and 67th among university websites in Eastern and Central Europe.
Acting Rector of the UNN Kirill Markov notes that the global ranking of university websites in the context of the rapid development of information technology clearly demonstrates the level of openness, accessibility, quality and completeness of information about universities around the world. "In the modern conditions of an open global information space, official websites are becoming the hallmark of universities, a kind of a wide-open window to the world. Thanks to this window, everyone who is connected to the global Internet anywhere in the world can get the most comprehensive information about the university of his/her interest. It may be a potential applicant, and a research scientist, a representative of the business community, etc. Therefore, we will continue to develop our presence in the global network, improve the quality and content of information, customize it for target audiences, develop social and media activity, and improve the visual appeal of information delivery," said Kirill Markov.
The present rating of 2019 covered more than 28 000 universities worldwide, including 1129 Russian institutions of higher education.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities started in 2004 and is currently the most authoritative Web ranking of universities. It is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. Every six months CSIC evaluates the criteria of universities' activity in the Web and the quality and quantity of relevant information on university websites.
The methodology of the study is based on four indicators with different weights: the number of inlinks (links from other resources), the size of the website (the number of web pages indexed by Google), the academic quality (the citation of scientific publications based on the analytical data of the SCImago research group) and the openness (the number of full-text files uploaded on the site and indexed by the Google search engine).