An authoritative ranking Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an international, ranking of university websites, which is published twice a year - at the end of January and at the end of July.
This time flagship Volgograd state technical university is on the 61-th place while Institute of architecture and civil engineering is on the 239-th position, Volzhsky Polytechnic Institute (branch) of VSTU occupies 502-nd place and Kamyshin branch of the regional flagship university is on 517-th position.
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities also known as Ranking Web of Universities, - is a ranking system of the world universities, which is based on a composite indicator which incorporates both the volume of the web content (number of pages and files) and visible influence of these publications, according to the number of outer citations. The ranking is published by Cybermetrics Lab – a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), located in Madrid.
Methodology of the ranking is based on four indicators: popularity – the number of references from the external resources; presence – number of web pages, indexed by Google; leadership –citation of scientific publications according to the analytical data, provided by the research group SCImago and openness (transparence) – indicator, which uses information from university profiles in Google Scholar citations. Each indicator has its own share in the general ranking.
Totally the ranking includes 1096 Russian universities.
As before Lomonosov Moscow State University is a leader of the ranking, Saint Petersburg State University is on the second place and this time Higher school of economics closes the top three.