The Technical University of Moldova has registered the best result among universities in the country regarding evolution, according to the world ranking of universities Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics), published in July 2019.
In comparison to January, UTM climbed 77 positions in the ranking, now being number 3344 on the list of over 24 thousand universities in the world.
The indicators considered in the Webometrics classification:
50% – visibility – total number of external links which the University web domain receives from third parties;
5% – online presence – position in search engines and global visibility on the Internet;
10% – opening – the total number of documents published on dedicated sites;
35% – excellence – high quality scientific articles published in international journals with high impact, placed in the first 10% most cited in a certain field.
The web pages of the institutions were included in the top ranking due to the completion of the action plan regarding informatization of the educational sphere in the Republic of Moldova, which includes connecting all the university subdivisions to the Internet, the international educational and scientific databases, the elaboration and the maintenance of the sites, as well as the use of information services.
Webometrics is a top done by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the The Superior Council of Scientific Investigations in Spain, started in 2004. The ranking is established based on audience-accessible web data, the results being made public in the months of January and July every year.