ranking by six fields,
and ranking by 14 selected subjects
The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities is hosted by Dr. Mu-Hsuan Huang, professor of library and information science at National Taiwan University. The ranking was first published in 2007 by Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) and which utilized more objective methods and statistics to rank universities. This ranking system is designed to evaluate research universities’ achievements in scientific research by using objective indicators. (Further information about objective indicators can be found in the Methodology section.)
This ranking of top 500 universities has been announced annually since 2007. In 2008 and 2009, the ranking of top 300 universities in six fields was also released. In addition to the overall ranking and the ranking by fields, since 2010 the ranking of top 300 universities in 10 subjects have also been presented. In 2011, the HEEACT announced the overall ranking, while the performance rankings by field and subject were separately released by National Taiwan University. In the same year, we further include three subjects in agricultural for our subject rankings. The name of the ranking system was also changed from “HEEACT” to “Taiwan Ranking”. Since 2012, the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities has been individually and officially executed and released by National Taiwan University, with overall, six-field, and 14-subject rankings provided. (Pharmacology and Toxicology has been included in the performance ranking since 2012). In 2017, the overall ranking was released from the top 500 universities to the top 800, and the performance ranking in six fields and parts of the 14 subjects were also published from the top 300 to the top 500, including chemistry, physics, agricultural sciences, pharmacology & toxicology, computer science, electrical engineering and materials science. Besides, the subject ranking of mathematics was issued to the top 400 universities. In 2018, parts of the 14 subjects are issued to the top 500 universities, including Plant & Animal Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering.
This ranking system evaluates the performance of scientific papers, and the indicators are designed to compare both the quality and the quantity of scientific papers in each university. Through examining long-term performance and short-term research efforts, we look forward to providing a more objective ranking as a reference for diverse research performance in universities worldwide.