Ranking result: Aalto strong in publication impact and international co-publication
The 2011/2012 Leiden Ranking of university publication impact places Aalto University 96th in Europe and 222nd in the world, the highest ranking of publication impact given to any Finnish university. Notably, 10.9% of Aalto University’s publications are amongst the top 10% of most cited publications in their academic field.
The Leiden Rankings record publications – such as articles, reviews and letters in scientific journals - made by researchers at universities around the world. It only uses publications in the sciences and social sciences. The Leiden team considers how significant these publications have been within their academic field e.g. Computer Science or Chemical Engineering, by using bibliometric analyses. Several different bibliometric methods are used as each provides a different insight in to the performance of a university.
"I am delighted to see our researchers perform so strongly in terms of publications”, says Tuula Teeri, President of Aalto University.
"This result illustrates that Aalto University is built on high quality research foundations that will ensure we continue to thrive over the coming decades."
Aalto University also performs solidly in terms of publication collaboration, this meaning publications that are written with scholars from other universities, either in Finland or internationally, however several Finnish universities are particularly strong in this category. Aalto’s best collaboration performance is with international partners and here Aalto University is ranked 119th in the world with 27.5% of papers being published with international partners.
The Leiden Rankings evaluate publications within the Thomson Reuters Web of Science database made between 2005-2009. Their methods consider citations up to the end of 2010. For further information on the different methodologies used go to: http://www.leidenranking.com/ranking.aspx