Webometrics is known as a ranking institution that routinely provides assessments of various universities in the world. Apart from universities, Webometrics also ranks Institutional Repository (https://repositories.webometrics.info) and Hospitals (https://hospitals.webometrics.info). However, since 2016 there have been no more hospital assessments. So that Webometrics regularly updates University and Institutional Repository rankings.
Recently, webometrics has released the webometrics repository ranking for the period of September 2020 and Alhamdulillah, the UMA Repository has increased its ranking from the previous period the top 700 of the World rankings to the top 500 of the World Ranking.
In this period, UMA was ranked the world’s best 415, Indonesia ranking 27 and North Sumatra rank 2. In addition, with this achievement, the UMA Repository has been named the Best PTS Repository for Webometrics in Sumatra 2020.
Rector of the University of Medan Area, Prof. Dr. Dadan Ramdan, M.Eng, M.Sc said, “Congratulations and success on the achievement of UMA in achieving a ranking in the Webometrics Version Repository in the period of September 2020, increasing its ranking both at local, regional, national and international levels. Hopefully the UMA Repository ranking will give a positive value to the University of Medan Area and its achievements will be increasingly recognized by the public wherever it is “. Not forgetting that the Chancellor also said that the webometrics assessment was based on data on Google Scholar and CRIS so that the role of the UMA academic community to continue to put their thoughts into writing as the intellectual work of the Medan Area University Community was very important. “To the entire academic community of UMA, I would like to congratulate you and the highest appreciation for this achievement. I would like to thank you very much.”
Meanwhile, Ir. Ina Triesna Budiani as the Head of the Medan Area University Library said “that all the best results that have been obtained by the UMA library are the result of the collaboration and hard work of librarians who are always facilitated and fully supported by the UMA Leaders for the advancement of the Medan Area University”.
As it is known, that webometrics provides an assessment that changes every period. The main assessment in ranking the institutional repository is based on existing data in Google Scholar (Google Scientific).
With this main assessment, it reflects that an institution that is included in the webometrics ranking is an institution that has many intellectual works and publications by quality academic communities because it meets the google scholar standard.