We are pleased to inform that Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, the leader of the higher educational establishments of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in 2020 improved its rate and, among 316 higher educational establishments of Ukraine, holds the 28-th rating position in Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ( in 2019 it held the 31-st position ).
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities was initiated by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council, the largest public research body in Spain.
The original objective of this ranking is promotion of science in the Internet, support for the initiative «Open Access» to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflects their activities and intensifies the process of sharing their knowledge in the spheres of science and culture.
One of the most important and powerful instruments of achieving this goal is the publication of the results of ranking, which initiates changes and consolidates efforts in the academic community, increases the scientists’ dedication and commitment, contributes to the process of developing the necessary long-term strategies.
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities does not rank University websites, it ranks Universities. It bases itself on both web and bibliometric indicators. This ranking does not aim at estimating websites, their design, usability or the popularity of the content in accordance with attendance. The web indicators are estimated in the process of thorough overall and deep analysis of the University’s efficiency which is defined by the achievements in scientific activity, by the results, importance and influence of this activity. The main goal is giving open access to the knowledge offered by Universities.
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is the most significant academic ranking of higher educational establishments which every six months provides independent, objective, free of charge, open information on the results of the activities of World Universities.