My question concerns the following ranking: http://www.shanghairanking.com/SubjectM ... s2013.html
Does anybody ever heard of King Abdulaziz University of Saudi Arabia which is ranked higher than Caltech, Columbia, Yale, Northwestern, etc. (btw there are 2 more Saudi universities in top-100)?
The university did not appear in the same rankings in 2009-2011, firstly showed up in 2012 at 51-75 place, and jumped like a shot to 22nd in 2013.
The high position is due to
HiCi 25% Highly cited researchers in Mathematics category.
PUB 25% Papers Indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded in Mathematics fields
and especially to
TOP 25% Percentage of papers published in top 20% journals of Mathematics fields to that in all Mathematics journals
The faculty according to the names in entirely Arabic:http://math.kau.edu.sa/Pages-Staff-Dire ... iyyah.aspxhttp://math.kau.edu.sa/Pages-OUR-CONTAC ... AMPUS.aspx
Does anybody know personally, met at conferences, read papers of these professors?
What's going on in Saudi Arabia?
I was provided by a link http://www.imo-official.org/country_tea ... x?code=SAU
, which proves that Saudi Arabia made an impressive progress in the rankings at the International Math Olympiads in recent years.