CMU Tops the Web Chart for Thailand

 | Thu 20 Feb 2014 14:38 ICT

CityNews – According to the latest Ranking Web of Universities this past January, Chiang Mai University has the distinction of being the number one university in Thailand, the third in South East Asia, and number 280th in the world – out of 20,000 for online academic presence.

Asst. Prof. Thanomporn Laohajaratsaeng, the Director of the Information Technology Services Centre Chiang Mai University, ITSC CMU announced that this ranking is used to measure the output of online research and publications to be openly accessed by the public. Link and references to publications are taken into consideration including the following four criteria:

Presence: Amount of information disseminated throughout web domains searchable by Google, including those cached, whether they are in static or dynamic sites.

Impact: Quality of the information according to ‘virtual referendum’ which are external links which are counted from providers such as Majestic SEO and ahrefs.

Openess: measured by the number of rich files (pdf, doc, docx, ppt) which must be in the correct format according to Google scholar.

Excellence: Number of published papers in international journals via Scimago Group’s data providers.

According to the ranking web site,, “the original aim of the Ranking was to promote Web publication. Supporting Open Access initiatives, electronic access to scientific publications and to other academic material are our primary targets. However web indicators are very useful for ranking purposes too as they are not based on number of visits or page design but on the global performance and visibility of the universities.

As other rankings focused only on a few relevant aspects, specially research results, web indicators based ranking reflects better the whole picture, as many other activities of professors and researchers are showed by their web presence.

The Web covers not only formal (e-journals, repositories) but also informal scholarly communication. Web publication is cheaper, maintaining the high standards of quality of peer review processes. It could also reach much larger potential audiences, offering access to scientific knowledge to researchers and institutions located in developing countries and also to third parties (economic, industrial, political or cultural stakeholders) in their own community.

We intend to motivate both institutions and scholars to have a web presence that reflect accurately their activities. If the web performance of an institution is below the expected position according to their academic excellence, university authorities should reconsider their web policy, promoting substantial increases of the volume and quality of their electronic publications.” 

CMU has been working towards becoming a comprehensive digital university and this looks like they are heading in the right direction.”

?.?1 ? ? Ranking Web of  Universities 


? ? RankingWeb  of  Universities ? ?.?. 2557 ? ? 1 ? 3 ? South East Asia   ? 280 ? World Top 20000

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Presence ? webdomains? google? cache ? google? static ? dynamic web ? Size

Impact ? “virtual referendum” ? external inlinks? providers ? Majestic SEO ? ahrefs? Visibility

Openness ?rich files (pdf,doc,docx,ppt) ? format ? ? Google scholar ? Rich files

Excellence ? International Journals ? data provider ? Scimago group ? ? Scholar

                                ?  ?  ? SEO(Search Engine Optimization)  ?  ? ? ?/? ? ? Ranking  Web of Universities  ?  ? ? ? Seo Quake ? SocSciBot? ? external inlinks? domain ? ? ? MIS ? ? SCOPUS  ? ?   ?  ?  ? ? ? ? (CMU Digital University) ?