RSU Places First Among Latvian Universities in SCImago Rankings for Second Year Running
For the second year in a row, Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) ranks first among Latvian higher education institutions in the SCImago Institutions Ranking 2020.
The latest edition of the rankings includes a total of 7,026 institutions from all over the world. In this rating, RSU ranks 673rd in the world. Three more universities from Latvia were included in the ranking: the University of Latvia (ranked 730th in the world), Riga Technical University (760th in the world) and Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (845th in the world).
A combined indicator is used to rank academic and research institutions combining three sets of criteria: research achievements (50%), innovation results (30%) and societal impact (20%).
RSU ranking gobally in the field of research.
The institutional rating SCImago Institutions Rankings evaluates the scientific activities of not only universities but also of research institutions around the world. It has been published annually since 2009, and it was developed by the Spanish research organisation SCImago Lab in close cooperation with international partners. SCImago Lab has also developed the widely known SCImago Journal & Country Rank, which allows comparisons between the scientific indicators of journals and countries obtained from the information contained in Scopus (Elsevier B. V.) database.
SCImago Institutions Rankings differ from other university ratings in that they do not use statistical data produced by the institutions themselves in the rating. The rating is based on the data retrieved from databases that provide information on various scientific results (e.g. scientific publications and journals, patents), as well as from platforms collecting data on the impact of research on society. The database Scopus created by the publishing house Elsevier is used for the analysis of scientific publications and citations, whereas patent-related information is analysed on the basis of the information obtained in the patent statistics database PATSTAT.