Thursday, 9 February 2012

OASCIR Repository boosts the U of K university ranking

  As a result of the DSpace@ScienceUofK Institutional Repository being in service, the University of Khartoum ranking at the Webometrics University Ranking has substantially improved: while before the OASCIR Project started, U of K was ranked the 29th university in the Arab World on the Jan’2011 edition of the Webometrics ranking (see figure below), one year later, U of K has climbed to place 11 on such Top Arab World Webometrics ranking (Jan'2012 edition). U of K performs remarkably well too at the African Section of the Jan’2012 Webometrics ranking, where it’s featured on position 13.

Once again it's proved that Open Access highly increases institutional visibility for universities and research centres (see DSpace@ScienceUofK usage figures for an evidence)