University Ranking by Academic Performance Research Laboratory (URAP)

University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) Research Laboratory was established at Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University in 2009. Main objective of URAP is to develop a ranking system for the world universities based on academic performances which determined by quality and quantity of scholarly publications. In line with this objective yearly World Ranking of 2000 Higher Education Institutions have been released since 2010.


URAP ranking methods are presented on the URAP webpage:


Group Members

URAP team members are researchers in METU who voluntarily work at the URAP Research Laboratory as a public service. The group member can be seen on the URAP webpage (http://www.urapcenter.org/2016/team.php)


Articles from URAPÇakır, M. P., Acartürk, C., Alaşehir, O., & Çilingir, C. (2015). A comparative analysis of global and national university ranking systems. Scientometrics,103, 813-848, doi: 10.1007/s11192-015-1586-6.

Alaşehir, O., Çakır, M. P., Acartürk, C., Baykal, N., & Akbulut, U. (2014). URAP-TR: a national ranking for Turkish universities based on academic performance. Scientometrics, 101(1), 159–178. doi:10.1007/s11192-11014-11333-11194.

Articles about URAP and theses from URAP team members can be seen on the URAP webpage http://www.urapcenter.org

External Collaborators

The URAP team collaborates with external researchers worldwide. URAP organizes biannual URAP symposium to bring researchers worldwide together.