2017 Leiden Rankings Verify KNU’s World-Class Research Competitiveness
On July 18, Leiden University of the Netherlands released its 2017 annual global university ranking report. The Leiden Ranking, which does not use institutional reputation as an evaluation criterion, is based exclusively on bibliometric indicators, i.e. the number of academic papers published and the frequency in which those papers are quoted by other researchers. The results for KNU are based on data from 2012 to 2016 as provided by the academic information service company Thomson Reuters. According to this year’s report, which includes co-authored papers from Universities that have published over 5,000 volumes, KNU has increased its number of papers to 7,171 volumes, an increase of 436 volumes from the previous report. Among the Universities who have published over 1,000 volumes in the medico-biological and health science fields, KNU ranked highly with 1,447 volumes, 105 volumes more than the previous report. Overall, in terms of impact (quantified by the number of academic citations given to published papers) KNU ranks 386th in the world, 67th in Asia and 8th in Korea. KNU ranks 1st in Korea in the medico-biological and health science fields. Such results, it can be said, confirm KNU’s competitiveness in world-class research.