The Positioning of Italian Universities in the International Rankings

  • Monica Cazzolle
  • Paola PerchinunnoEmail author
  • Vito Ricci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10962)


The evaluation of the universities appears to be of considerable interest both at national level, through the Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research System (ANVUR), and at international level, through the International Rankings, produced by the various agencies. The rankings are an important communication tool that allows for comparing the universities according to combinations of suitably weighted parameters. The aim of this work is to deepen the methodological aspects of the rankings, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of these tools. In addition, we will focus on some of the international rankings, synthetically analyzing the indicators considered and the positioning of Italian universities in recent years.


International ranking Evaluation Performance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica Cazzolle
    • 1
  • Paola Perchinunno
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vito Ricci
    • 1
  1. 1.University Statistics Staff of the General ManagementUniversity of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.DEMDIUniversity of BariBariItaly

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