SCImago IR 2020: Polytechnic Ranked Second Among Ukrainian Universities

National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” is the only university of Poltava region included in the independent international ranking SCImago. University has been ranked fourth among the higher education institutions of Ukraine, and according to the scientific activity level it’s been ranked the second among the higher education institutions and scientific establishments of Ukraine.

SCImago Laboratory published the next issue of the SCImago Institutions Rankings 2020, which is an international rating of education institutions. Among 7026 educational establishments represented in the list, 29 are Ukrainian.

SCImago Institutions Rankings is a scientometric rating of not only educational institutions, but also scientific establishments, health care and private companies, which conduct scientific research. It is published every year since 2011. The ranking uses data from independent sources, such as the Scopus scientific database, Patstat international patent database, and web databases.

The Top-5 Ukrainian universities of the ranking are the Ukrainian State University of Railway Transport, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”, and Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University.

National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” was ranked sixth among all the 45 Ukrainian establishments included in the list. The first place was taken by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The ranking is formed with three indicator groups.

1. The Research evaluating indicators. This group includes 11 indicators, the summarized weight of which are 50% of the total score. The source is the Scopus system.

Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic was ranked the second in Research among the higher education institutions of Ukraine.

Research indicators are as follows:

  • Normalized Impact (Leadership Output): Normalized Impact is computed over the institution's leadership output using the methodology established by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden where it is named "Item oriented field normalized citation score average".
  • Excellence with Leadership: Excellence with Leadership indicates the amount of documents in Excellence in which the institution is the main contributor.
  • Output: total number of documents published in scholarly journals indexed in Scopus.
  • Not Own Journals Output: number of documents not published in own journals (published by the institution).
  • Own Journals: number of journals published by the institution (publishing services).
  • International Collaboration: Institution's output produced in collaboration with foreign institutions.
  • High Quality Publications: the number of publications that an institution publishes in the most influential scholarly journals of the world.
  • Excellence: Excellence indicates the amount of an institution’s scientific output that is included in the top 10% of the most cited papers in their respective scientific fields.
  • Scientific Leadership: Leadership indicates the amount of an institution’s output as main contributor, that is, the amount of papers in which the corresponding author belongs to the institution.
  • Open Access: percentage of documents published in Open Access journals or indexed in Unpaywall database. Added in 2019.
  • Scientific Talent Pool: total number of different authors from an institution in the total publication output of that institution during a particular period of time.

2. The Innovation evaluating indicators. They include three indicators, which make up to 30% of the total score. The sources for them is the PATSTAT database.

3. The Societal Impact evaluating indicators. They include three web-indicators and make up to 20% of the total score. Data sources are Google and Ahrefs.

“The results of scientific research evaluated by independent international rankings are an indicator of the high standards and, correspondingly, high quality of education at university.

“University scientists, whose articles are published in prestigious editions, have a high H-index which is a indicator of scientist’s authority, give students quality and deep knowledge, as well as encourage them to take part in scientific activity. It is important for students, because in the future, employers will prefer better-prepared specialists. The way to employment at leading companies starts at university. At the same time, the business appreciates the higher education institutions, where scientific activity and research are conducted, not only for the great training of specialists, but also for the possibility to order services from scientific establishments and universities. That is another indicator of trust and quality,” Rector of National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”, Professor Volodymyr Onyshchenko commented.

It is impossible to submit an application to SCImago, the higher education institutions are automatically included into the list if they have no limitations for participating. The only requirement for participating is to have not less than 100 publications of any type indexed in Scopus over the 5 years before the ranking publication.

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National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”