SCUT advances into global top 200 universities


SCUT made its first appearance in the world's best 200 universities, according to the latest edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy last Saturday.

Since entering the global top 500 in 2012, SCUT has been making notable progress in the ARWU, moving up by one section every two years, and this year, it managed to make its debut in the 151st-200th Section.

According to the ARWU, the number of highly cited researchers based in SCUT was highlighted at the world's 74th, moving up by 57 ranking slots compared to last year, while the number of articles published in international journals ranked 79th, moving up by 14 places.

The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy,a research organization that focuses on higher education intelligence, began to publish the ARWU since 2009, with more than 1,800 universities from most countries and regions being ranked every year.

The ARWU, with the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the US News Best Global Universities, are considered as the most influential university rankings around the globe.

Ranking indicators of the ARWU include the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers selected by the database developed by Clarivate Analytics, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index - Expanded (SCIE) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), and the per capita performance of a university.

In 2020, totally 144 universities from the mainland of China were listed by the ARWU. Twenty two of them led the way in the global top 200, while other 49 were in sections between the 201st and the 500th.

Source from the Office of Development Strategy and Planning
Translated by Xu Peimu and Guo Yihao
Edited by Zheng Yifei
From the SCUT News Network