Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan
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The Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) (Chinese: 財團法人高等教育評鑑中心基金會) was founded in May 2005. HEEACT applied for ISO certification in July 2008 and received certification on February 4, 2009.
Until 2012, HEEACT published the annual Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, a bibliometrics based ranking of research universities. The performance measures wee composed of eight indicators (11 years articles, Current articles, 11 years citations, Current citations, Average citations, H-index, Highly cited papers, and High Impact journal articles) representing three different criteria of scientific paper performance: research productivity, research impact, and research excellence. The objective indicators used in this ranking system were designed measure both long-term and short-term research performance of each university. The ranking started in 2007.