Explainer Videos: What is Academic­Influence.com?

AcademicInfluence.com offers an array of powerful features to help visitors understand the world of higher education. Our website is so rich and varied that it’s easy to miss all it can do. The videos below are brief and guide visitors to get the most out of this site.

Introduction: How Academic Influence Works and Why It Can Help You

Learn why AcademicInfluence.com and its unique InfluenceRanking™ engine can help you in your search for the top colleges, universities, and thought leaders worldwide. Dr. Jed Macosko of AcademicInfluence.com explains how we scour the Web and use databases such as CrossRef and Wikidata to compile rankings of the most influential academics, disciplinary programs, and institutions of higher learning.

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Find Top Influential Academic Globally and Through Time Using Our Influence Technology

Who are the people and institutions shaping your field of interest and changing the world for us all? Now you can know! Dr. Jed Macosko shares how the InfluenceRanking™ engine at AcademicInfluence.com can hep journalists, researchers, students, and learners of all kinds find influencers. Need to find the leading universities in economics worldwide? Or the top female mathematicians in India today? Or the leading lights of literature during the 17th century? Dr. Macosko explains more.

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Why Measuring Influence Creates Better Rankings of People & Schools

Tracking the influence of institutions or though leaders in various nations and across eras can create a more objective, transparent approach to ranking their impact and importance. Dr. Jed Macosko of AcademicInfluence.com explains more.

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Deciding Between Schools? Our Desirability Index Can Help!

Stuck in your choice among multiple colleges or universities that all seem equally good? See how our Desirability Index can give you insights into which school students are choosing and why. Dr. Jed Macosko of AcademicInfluence.com explains more.