SUSTech enters world top 300 for first time

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-06-10

Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) advances 45 places to No. 275 in the 18th edition of QS World University Rankings 2022 released by global higher education analysts Quacquarelli Symonds yesterday.

It is the first time SUSTech has entered the world top 300. Another local university, Shenzhen University, ranks in the 601st-650th category.

The ranking features 1,300 universities this year, a 10-percent increase from last year, making it QS’ biggest ranking yet.

In a major milestone, the Chinese mainland is now home to two of the world’s top 20 universities for the first time ever. Tsinghua and Peking universities take their places at No. 17 and No. 18, respectively.

Among the 58 Chinese mainland universities, SUSTech advances to the 13th place, up by one spot when compared to the ranking in 2021.

As an emerging innovative university, SUSTech has already made it to the top categories in several world university rankings.

SUSTech ranked 8th on the Chinese mainland and 26th in Asia in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings 2021.

Recently, Nature Index also released its 2021 table results based on journals for the period 2019-20. SUSTech ranked 1st in the global Top 10 Rising Stars list.

In the latest QS ranking, the U.S. claims 177 of all the universities, including 19 new entries this year — the most of any country featured in the index.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) celebrates an unprecedented, unbroken decade as the world’s best university.

The top five also experience their most significant reconfiguration since five years ago as Harvard University (5th) falls out of the top three into its lowest-ever rank and is beaten by the University of Oxford (2nd, up from 5th) and the University of Cambridge (joint-3rd, shared with Stanford University). Asia’s top two universities are the National University of Singapore (11th) and Nanyang Technological University (12th) in Singapore.

The QS World University Rankings are made up of six metrics — academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio. Significantly, in the faculty-student ratio category, SUSTech rose to 1st place on the Chinese mainland and 41st globally, with an almost perfect score of 98.5 points.

Quacquarelli Symonds Global Education Group is a British international education market consultation company.