Three Indonesian Campuses Break Through to the Top 100 Research in Asia Rankings

Wed, 07/01/2015

BANDUNG- Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) has released its list of the 100 universities that have entered the ranks of best research institutes in Asia for 2015. Of the top 100, only three Indonesian higher education institutions broke into the RePec-Ideas chart.

In the May 2015 edition of IDEAS which was compiled based in RePEc data, The Faculty of Business and Economics (FEB), University of Padjadjaran (?) scomes in at number 77 in Asia. FEB Unpad recorded two of its institutes as entering the top 100 in Asia. Aside from that, there is also the Centre for Economics and Development Studies (CEDS) where FEB Unpad placed 98th.

One state higher education institute from Indonesia that is included in the top 100 is the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Indonesia which is placed at number 90. Other than Unpad and UI, another Indonesian research institute that entered the rankings is The SMERU Research Institute.

The SMERU Research Institute is a private campus in Cikini, Menteng, Jakarta which is ranked 108th in the RePEc-Ideas list, and number 115 among the Economic Research Insitutes for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). RePEc-IDEAS rankings are conducted every month based on the activities of researchers, research institutes, and bibliographic and citation data.

“This demonstrates that Economics at Unpad, above all in terms scientific publications, is quite distinguished in Indonesia”, said FEB Unpad researcher and lecturer Arief Anshory Yusuf, as quoted by Okezine from the Unpad page on Wednesday (1/7/2015).

According to Arief, this accolade does not only demonstrate that FEB Unpad has already published widely an international level, but also demonstrates the quality of research because this assessment is also done on the basis of the number of citations that a publication receives from other researchers.

“Publications are seen in terms of quantity and impact. Impact is how many times it is quoted and and cited,” explained the Director of the Unpad Centre for Economics and Development Studies (CEDS).

RePEc-IDEAS itself is a research database in the field of economics which encompasses research articles, researchers, writers, and institutions. At present, there are at least 1.7 million research article from 45 thousand researchers, from 84 countries that are part of the database. The research articles include working papers, journal articles, software components, chapters, and books.

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