Kazan Federal University was ranked 17th nationally and 1484th globally in the recently published July 2014 Webometrics ranking results.
For the last 6 months KFU has significantly improved its results from the 22nd and 1888th positions accordingly. In the Republic of Tatarstan KFU is traditionally a leading university.
The growth was observed in 3 out of 4 indicators considered for the ranking compilation- Presence, Impact, and Openness.
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. Every six months CSIC evaluates the criteria of universities’ activity in the Web and the quality and quantity of relevant information on university websites.
The number of a site’s indexed pages and external links as well as citation index and other factors are all taken into account when putting together a new ranking.