Strides in Development of Medical Education

Published by: Kowsar

The Interacting Role of University Ranking and Globalization of Education

Ahmad Ahmadi 1 , Mansoureh Taghavinia 2 , * , Kamran Soltani Arabshahi 3 and Mohammad Sadegh Ghasemi 4
Authors Information
1 Ph.D. in Health Policy, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacoeconomics, and Management, School of Pharmacy, International Campus, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Ph.D. Candidate of Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Internal Medicine Specialist, Professor, Department of Medical Education, Head of Center for Educational Research in medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Ph.D. in Biomechanics, Associate Professor, Department of Ergonomics, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Article information
  • Strides in Development of Medical Education: July 2017, 14 (2); e64084
  • Published Online: July 30, 2017
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: November 10, 2016
  • Revised: April 22, 2017
  • Accepted: April 26, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/sdme.64084

To Cite: Ahmadi A, Taghavinia M, Soltani Arabshahi K, Ghasemi M S. The Interacting Role of University Ranking and Globalization of Education, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2017 ; 14(2):e64084. doi: 10.5812/sdme.64084.

Copyright © 2017, Strides in Development of Medical Education. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License ( which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.
1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion and Conclusion
  • 1. Khorasani A, Zamani Manesh H. Effective strategies in internationalization of Universities and institutes of higher education in Iran [In Persian]. Educ Strategy Med Sci. 2012;5(3):183-9.
  • 2. Pooragha B. Packages of the evolution and innovation in medical sciences education: Based on higher education area health [In Persian]. 2016. Available from:
  • 3. Khosrowjerdi M, Zeraatkar N. A review of outcomes of seven world university ranking systems [In Persian]. J Inf Process Manag. 2012;28(1):71-84.
  • 4. Liu NC. The story of academic ranking of world universities. Int High Educ. 2015;(54).
  • 5. Smolentseva A. In search of world-class universities: The case of Russia. Int High Educ. 2015;(58).
  • 6. Soh K. What theOveralldoesn’t tell about world university rankings: examples from ARWU, QSWUR, and THEWUR in 2013. J High Educ Policy Manag. 2015;37(3):295-307. doi: 10.1080/1360080x.2015.1035523.
  • 7. Aguillo IF, Bar-Ilan J, Levene M, Ortega JL. Comparing university rankings. Scientometrics. 2010;85(1):243-56. doi: 10.1007/s11192-010-0190-z.
  • 8. Sangam S, Bagalkoti V, editors. Rankings of Indian Universities, A Scientometrics Analysis. Proceedings of the 10th International Caliber, 2015 Mar 12-14. Gujarat, India. 2015. p. 182-91.
  • 9. Docampo D, Cram L. On the internal dynamics of the Shanghai ranking. Scientometrics. 2013;98(2):1347-66. doi: 10.1007/s11192-013-1143-0.
  • 10. Liu NC. Academic Ranking of World Universities. 2016. Available from:
  • 11. Liu NC, Cheng Y, Liu L. Academic ranking of world universities using scientometrics -A comment to the “Fatal Attraction”. Scientometrics. 2005;64(1):101-9. doi: 10.1007/s11192-005-0241-z.
  • 12. Akbulut U. University Ranking by Academic Performance. Ankara, Turkey: Middle East Technical University; 2015.
  • 13. Buela-Casal G, Gutiérrez-Martínez O, Bermúdez-Sánchez MP, Vadillo-Muñoz O. Comparative study of international academic rankings of universities. Scientometrics. 2007;71(3):349-65. doi: 10.1007/s11192-007-1653-8.
  • 14. Dobrota M, Bulajic M, Bornmann L, Jeremic V. A new approach to the QS university ranking using the composite I-distance indicator: Uncertainty and sensitivity analyses. J Assoc Inf Sci Technol. 2016;67(1):200-11. doi: 10.1002/asi.23355.
  • 15. Jeremic V, Jovanovic-Milenkovic M. Evaluation of Asian university rankings: position and perspective of leading Indian higher education institutions. Curr Sci. 2014;106(12):1647-53.
  • 16. Grundy P. World University Rankings. 2016. Available from:
  • 17. Hazelkorn E. Globalization, internationalization and rankings. Int High Educ. 2015;(53).
  • 18. Thelwall M. Bibliometrics to webometrics. J Inf Sci. 2008;34(4):605-21. doi: 10.1177/0165551507087238.
  • 19. Montazer G, Khanizad R, editors. Reflection on the scientific status of Iran selective universities of in the world ranking system, 2016 April 14 [In Persian]. Proceedings of the National Conference on Higher Education. Tehran, Iran. 2016.
  • 20. Islam MA, Alam MS. Webometric study of private universities in Bangladesh. Malaysian J Library Inf Sci. 2011;16(2):115-26.
  • 21. Daraio C, Bonaccorsi A. Beyond university rankings? Generating new indicators on universities by linking data in open platforms. J Assoc Inf Sci Technol. 2016. doi: 10.1002/asi.23679.
  • 22. Suby MT. he 2013 (ISC)2 global information security workforce study. McLean, Virginia: Booz Allen Hamilton; 2013.
  • 23. Goodall A. The Leaders of the World's Top 100 Universities. Int High Educ. 2015;(42). doi: 10.6017/ihe.2006.42.7877.
  • 24. Osunade O, Ogundele CO. Valuation of the university of Ibadan website using webometric ranking parametars. Transnation J Sci Technol. 2012;2(3):66-78.
  • 25. Aksnes DW, Schneider JW, Gunnarsson M. Ranking national research systems by citation indicators. A comparative analysis using whole and fractionalised counting methods. J Inf. 2012;6(1):36-43. doi: 10.1016/j.joi.2011.08.002.
  • 26. Aguillo IF, Ortega JL, Fernández M, Utrilla AM. Indicators for a webometric ranking of open access repositories. Scientometrics. 2010;82(3):477-86. doi: 10.1007/s11192-010-0183-y.
  • 27. Ameri R. Higher Education and Quality Assurance in Iran: A Brief Survey. Tehran, Iran: Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT); 2016. Available from:
  • 28. Sakhtemanian Z. Knowledge production status and ranking system for universities. Tehran: Allameh Tabatabai University; 2016.
  • 29. Horta H. Global and national prominent universities: internationalization, competitiveness and the role of the State. High Educ. 2009;58(3):387-405. doi: 10.1007/s10734-009-9201-5.
  • 30. Delgado-Márquez BL, Hurtado-Torres NE, Bondar Y. Internationalization of higher education: Theoretical and empirical investigation of its influence on university institution rankings. RUSC. Univ Knowl Soc J. 2011;8(2):101. doi: 10.7238/rusc.v8i2.1069.
Creative Commons License Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License .

Search Relations:



Create Citiation Alert
via Google Reader

Readers' Comments