Myanmar universities’ webmetrics ranking revealed the second lowest in ASEAN


I know you have already known about World Wide Web,www, in IT age. Now the World Wide Web is a global knowledge centre in which we can learn everything what we want to know.So, world universities grasp the opportunities of the web based education to share their researches, publications,activities and developments to the world. In the other hand, researchers study the webs and try to measure the World Wide Web to get knowledge about the number and types of hyperlinks, structure of the World Wide Web and usage patterns.It is called the science of webometrics or cybermetrics.

Webometrics rankings of world universities 2019  was announced  by the Cybermetrics Lab, a member of the Spanish National Research Lab. Yangon University featured on the rank 432nd in Southeast Asia. It ranked 3188th in Asia and 8019th in the world.Amazing! Yangon University was the second lowest rank in ASEAN after Temor-Laste’s University.

On the ranking,Harvard University of America was ranked the world’s first and Oxford University of London could stand at only 4th of the world.In Asia, Tsinghua University from China was the first and Hong Kong University was the 2nd . The first rank in ASEAN was National University of Singapore (NUS),that was the 4th of Asia and the 57th of the world.

What were the top 10 universities in ASEAN according to Webmetrics Ranking 2019?The top 10 were as shown in figure.

So,how about the universities’ ranking of the four countries, CLMV,the last members of ASEAN? Among the four,Vietnam National University Hanoi,ranked 19th of ASEAN and the world’s rank 1090,was the first while National University of Laos was the second with a rank 151st in ASEAN and the world’s rank 4345. Royal University of  Agriculture Cambodia, ranked the 258th in ASEAN,showed up the world ranking 6019th.

The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC).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 primary targets.

Web publication of Myanmar Universities shows that the level of country’s education and the habit of long-life education in the sociaty.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,”said Nelson Mandela.

Today’s education standard of a country will determine the future of the country.So Myanmar universities will need to change their traditional way of thinking and teaching-learning attitude by using IT in line with the changing of the world.

Ref:Webmetrics Ranking 2019


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