THE teams with Elsevier in revamping its World University Rankings

November 24, 2014

Times Higher Education (THE) has announced a number of changes to its World University Rankings. While the methodology for the rankings will largely be preserved, THE will bring its data collection in-house, rather than outsourcing it to Thomson Reuters, as has been done in the past. THE will also begin to draw the publication data used for the rankings from Elsevier’s Scopus database as well as from Elsevier’s SciVal research metrics analysis tool. Furthermore, THE has announced that it will now be responsible for its global academic reputation survey, rather than Thomson Reuters. Elsevier will provide support in administering the survey. THE will also expand the number of languages used in distributing the survey from 9 to 15. “We are now entering an exciting new phase in the development of THE’s gold-standard analyses. Our partnership with Elsevier will ensure that we remain at the forefront of developments and innovations in the evaluation of university performance,” said Trevor Barratt, Managing Director of THETHE News Release (1) | THE News Release (2)