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World Ranking of Sri Lankan Universities 2020 – Webometrics, QS and THE

Sri Lankan University ranking 2020 based on three World Ranking systems are presented here

  • Webometrics Ranking
  • QS World Ranking
  • THE - Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Webometrics Web Ranking

Webometrics  released 2020 January edition of World University Web Ranking. According to this latest ranking University of Peradeniya became the best University in Sri Lanka, while University of Colombo and Moratuwa secured 2nd and 3rd ranks.



University of Ruhuna, Kelaniya and Sri Jayewardenepura were in 4th place. 5th and 6th ranks. Compared with last year (2019 July) ranking, many universities have improved their world ranking status.

Eg Peradeniya improved from 1981 to 1895, Colombo from 2023 to 2112, Jayewardenepura from 2960 to 2806.

 

ranking World Rank University Det. Presence Rank* Impact Rank* Openness Rank* Excellence Rank*
1
1895
University of Peradeniya
1164
5298
1170
1714
2
2112
University of Colombo
624
4047
1221
2621
3
2188
University of Moratuwa
945
2589
2851
2912
4
2503
University of Ruhuna
1965
8113
2166
1858
5
2741
University of Kelaniya
910
6224
1548
2954
6
2806
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
342
5521
1734
3331
7
4126
University of Jaffna
1656
10420
2402
4213
8
4225
Rajarata University
1194
12747
3582
3651
9
4458
Open University of Sri Lanka
647
9087
2895
4881
10
4607
Sabaragamuwa University
5263
12041
3162
4330
11
5303
Eastern University of Sri Lanka
1748
12458
4065
4881
12
5528
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
2926
9383
3179
5624
13
6778
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
3964
8992
4044
6084
14
7903
South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
1645
11874
4026
6084
15
8020
National Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka
23087
19905
3124
4672
16
8172
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
4039
12576
3331
6084
17
9783
Uva Wellassa University
3098
14266
4156
6084
18
10406
Industrial Technology Institute
9121
16330
6371
5340
19
13528
ESOFT Metro Campus
3160
13333
7357
6084
20
13962
National Institute of Education Sri Lanka
15977
12568
7357
6084
21
15036
University of the Visual & Performing Arts
1390
15711
7357
6084
22
15538
National Institute of Business Management
19109
14289
7357
6084
23
15570
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka
4533
15752
7357
6084
24
15694
Informatics Institute of Technology Sri Lanka
3548
16056
7357
6084
25
16274
(3) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture University of Peradeniya
8080
16201
7357
6084
26
16775
Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College
21482
15537
7357
6084
27
17661
Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education
4506
18296
7357
6084
28
17805
Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration Colombo
5704
18321
7357
6084
29
17994
Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies
24014
16731
7357
6084
30
18348
Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
11408
18463
7357
6084
31
18557
University of Vocational Technology Ratmalana
21606
17699
7357
6084
32
18565
Horizon Campus
22205
17658
7357
6084
33
18685
ANC Education
26921
17120
7357
6084
34
18953
Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
23381
17982
7357
6084
35
19187
IDM University
6006
19894
7357
6084
36
19260
American College of Higher Education
19534
18732
7357
6084
37
19504
NSBM Green University Town
20136
19005
7357
6084
38
19511
South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine Malabe
16804
19320
7357
6084
39
19526
Sri Lanka Press Institute
15176
19476
7357
6084
40
19657
Australian College of Business and Technology
25357
18549
7357
6084
41
20083
BMS Business Management School
21223
19538
7357
6084
42
20835
Kaatsu International University Sri Lanka
21752
20392
7357
6084
43
21130
Institute of Engineering Technology
18350
21046
7357
6084
44
21375
Royal Institute of Colombo
20974
21059
7357
6084
45
22201
International Institute of Health Sciences
21422
21945
7357
6084
46
22729
Imperial Institute of Higher Education
27776
21632
7357
6084
47
22740
Aquinas College of Higher Studies Colombo
26798
21886
7357
6084
48
23321
Sri Lanka Technological Campus
24103
22982
7357
6084
49
23659
Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
21761
23604
7357
6084
50
24312
IDM Nations Campus
3876
25788
7357
6084
51
24393
Northshore College
21588
24404
7357
6084
52
24403
Ocean University of Sri Lanka
23195
24274
7357
6084
53
24983
(3) Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Peradeniya
5062
26255
7357
6084
54
25152
Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy SIBA
23641
25055
7357
6084
55
26146
Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies
24864
26071
7357
6084
56
26533
Hardy University College Ampara
24755
26538
7357
6084
57
26856
National Institute of Social Development
19834
27182
7357
6084
58
27105
IESL College of Engineering
27549
26846
7357
6084
59
28022
IUHS Campus
27776
27918
7357
6084
60
28343
Slintec Academy
28096
28244
7357
6084
61
28622
SLIIT Academy
19381
28931
7357
6084



2 - QS World Ranking

QS is an Internationally accepted one of the serious University ranking system. QS has only selected four Sri Lankan universities in their 2020 ranking: Peradeniya, Colombo, Moratuwa, Jaffna  and University of Sri Jayewardnepura.

3 - THE - The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date.

The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Only two Sri Lankan Universities included in this Prestigious ranking system: University of Peradeniya and Kelaniya.

"Most striking feature here is for the first time in the History University of Peradeniya or one of the Sri Lanka University has ranked among worlds best 500 Universities. "

ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities - ARWU

This is also considered as a serious and prestigious ranking: http://www.shanghairanking.com/
But none of the Sri Lankan Universities have been included in this ranking.

ARWU adopts six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of Highly Cited Researchers and the number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index produced by Web of Science Group, and per capita performance. About 1800 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 1000 universities are published.



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