On September 2, Times Higher Education (THE) released its THE World University Rankings 2021. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) has ranked higher this year at 251-300th in the world. It has also moved up to 8th among mainland Chinese universities.
It is the first time that SUSTech has entered the top 300 of THE World University Rankings.
SUSTech first entered THE World University Rankings in 2018, and this is the third year in a row that it has been ranked in the top 10 in mainland China. This year, 1527 universities from 93 countries and regions, including 91 universities from mainland China are on the list. SUSTech’s improvement in rankings demonstrates its significant progress in such a short space of time.
Among the five indicators of THE World University Rankings (Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income, and International outlook), SUSTech continues to perform at a high level in Citations and International outlook. Industry Income rose by 38.2% and Research by 49.8%.
As a young university celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, SUSTech has been listed in several important world rankings. Times Higher Education (THE) ranked SUSTech 8th in mainland China and 33rd in Asia in their Asia University Rankings 2020. THE also selected SUSTech among the top 50 best young universities in the world, maintaining its position as the best young university in mainland China. The QS World University Rankings 2021 ranked SUSTech 14th in mainland China and 323rd in the world on debut. According to the latest monthly Nature Index ranking based on 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 research output and published by the publisher of the international scientific research journal Nature, SUSTech ranks 58th in the world in terms of the weighted paper value and 17th in China.