02 February 2015
The Shanghai Ranking Consultancy has published ranking of Chinese universities. The data is provided by the Scopus database and the metrics by SciVal analytics.
Altogether over 1,000 institutions were analysed according to three groups of indicators: teaching, research and service to society.
- Teaching and Learning, which includes the quality of students and employment of graduates
- Research Performance, comprising the number of research papers, quality of papers, highly cited papers, and highly cited researchers
- Service to Society, which is composed of corporate research funding, cooperation with industry, and technology transfer income.
The top ten in the overall rankings are:
- Tsinghua University, Beijing
- Peking University, Beijing
- Zhejiang University
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University
- Fudan University, Shanghai
- University of Science and Technology, Anhui
- Nanjing University
- Huazhong University of Science and Technology
- Southeast University, Jiangsu
- Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong.
Tsinghua is also first in each of the three groups of indicators and has the largest number of influential researchers.
The rankings show a strong geographical concentration with 17 of the top 100 universities located in Beijing and 15 in Jiangsu. Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hubei, Shaanxi, and Guangdong provinces have at least five universities in the top hundred but there are ten provinces and cities without a single elite institution.