Angel Calderon on Australian unis up in even brighter Leiden lights

The ranking that ranking researchers rate is out

The CWTS Leiden report on research outcomes does not make much of a media splash – what with there not being a single score marketers can promote and it being really, really complicated.

But it is a better guide than most, perhaps all, other rankings as to how universities are performing on a range of metrics.

Which is ok for Australia. Some 32 unis make the cut, compared to 26 in 2019 and 23 in 2015.

There is even evidence that Australian university researchers don’t ignore industry, (sorry minister). Nine universities are in the global top 100 for the number of publications co-authored with industry.

Angel Calderon (RMIT) crunches the numbers in CMM this morning here.