Research

NTU Ranking Methodology

A focus on research of an international quality and the fostering of an outstanding research culture have positioned UWA as one of the best universities in Australia and in the top 150 in the world.

About the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU)

The NTU rankings first appeared in 2007. The ranking methodology has been relatively consistent since 2008 and is heavily reliant upon research output (publications of a university).
Key 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
NTU 213 238 212 199 190 179 166 148 137 134
Key 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
NTU 213 238 212 199 190 179 166 148 137 134

Performance Indicators

Indicator 2015 Overall Performance Indicators Weighting (%)
Research Productivity Number of articles in the last 11 years* (2004-2014) 10 25
Number of articles in the current year (2014) 15
Research Impact Number of citations in the last 11 years* (2004-2014) 15 35
Number of citations in the last 2 years* (2013-2014) 10
Average number of citations in the last 11 years* (2004-2014) 10
Research Excellence h-index of the last 2 years (2013-2014) 10 40
Number of Highly Cited Papers* (2004-2014) 15
Number of articles in the current year in high-impact journals (2013-2014) 15
*Note: The timeframe of the three long-term indicators is consistent with that in ESI, providing cumulative data for the last 11 years.

Within the NTU ranking there is no normalisation of citation data, which boosts the results of universities focused on medical and physical sciences, due to publication practices in those fields.

Staff size is not taken into account in the ranking (although the NTU team does provide a separate score for each university which has been adjusted for size).

Subject Rankings

The NTU Rankings have also expanded to include rankings by broad fields and specific subject areas for the top 300 universities in the world.

NTU Broad Field UWA 2016 Rank
Agriculture 29
Social Science 115
Clinical Medicine 124
Life Sciences 144
Engineering 253
Natural Sciences 281
NTU Subject Area UWA 2016 Rank
Plant & Animal Science 18
Agricultural Sciences 37
Geoscience 44
Environment/Ecology 56
Mechanical Engineering 111
Civil Engineering 112
Pharmacology & Toxicology 228
Electrical Engineering 258
Computer Science 227

For more information visit: http://nturanking.lis.ntu.edu.tw.