352nd in QS and 335th in Times Higher Education
News (Journalist: Yang Xinxin) On October 1, Times Higher Education announced the 2014-2015 World University Rankings and our school ranks 352 of top 400.
This is the second time for our school to be listed among top 400, and is the first time for it to rank among top 400 of two World University Rankings. In September, our university was ranked 335th in the QS World University Rankings.
The ranking of Times Higher Education shows that top 12 universities are from the UK: California Institute of Technology holds its top place for 4 successive years, followed by Harvard University and Oxford University. There are 24 colleges and universities among the top 200, including 4 universities in Hong Kong and 3 universities in mainland China: Peking University ranks 48, Tsinghua University ranks 49, while Fudan University ranks 193. There are 11 universities in mainland China ranking among top 400, and the total score of Wuhan University ranks the 10th in the colleges and universities in mainland China.
According to Xinhua News, Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings says: China has made impressive progresses in World University Rankings. We are seeing more evidence that the Chinese Government has paid strong and admirable efforts in its commitment to building world-class universities, and these efforts have also been paid off in other universities.
The Times Higher Education's World University Rankings employs 13 indicators in four aspects to measure a university's overall strength: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and global perspectives. QS World University Rankings regards all the universities in the world as a multifunctional and comprehensive organization, and reviews its achievements from maintaining or becoming a world-class university from a worldwide perspective. The two rankings, together with the Academic Ranking of World Universities, are recognized as the world's top 3 influential Global University Rankings. The three rankings have become a popular yardstick in the global higher education circle. They are also regarded as the key index for China to implement First-class University Initiatives and build up world-class universities.