In April 2020, the website Osvita.ua monitored scientific publishing activity in Ukraine on the basis of SciVerse Scopus database and produced the ranking of Ukrainian higher education institutions.
University Rankings are based on the Scopus database, which is a tool for tracking the citation of academic articles published by the institution or its staff. The Scopus database constantly indexes over 20,000 scientific journals and hundreds of book series.
As of April 2020, 177 higher education institutions of Ukraine were included in the Scopus database, which is 11 more than in April 2019. In the Rankings Ukrainian higher education institutions are ranked by h-index – a quantitative indicator based on the set of the scientist’s most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications.
According to the Ranking 2020, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – 93 (89 in the Rankings 2019), Karazin Kharkiv National University – 73 (70) and Ivan Franko National University of Lviv – 64 (60) have the highest h-index among the universities of Ukraine.
Lviv Polytechnic National University is ranked eighth with h-index of 45 (42 in the Rankings 2019).