Nature Index ranks SUSTech 66th in the world and 18th in China
Chris Edwards | 07/07/2020

In recent days, Nature Index published its 2020 Institutional Index, with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) ranking 66th in the world and 18th in China, with a fractional count (FC) of 158.83.

Compared to this time six months ago, SUSTech has risen nearly 16 places globally. SUSTech has also risen one place within China. SUSTech is now more than 400 places higher than its original position in 2015.

As an emerging and innovative university, SUSTech has ranked several times in highly-reputed global rankings. Times Higher Education (THE) ranked 8th in mainland China and 33rd in Asia in their Asia University Rankings 2020, as well as the best young university in mainland China and 47th in the world in their Young University Rankings 2020. The QS World University Rankings 2021 ranked SUSTech 14th in mainland China and 323rd in the world.

Nature Research has been publishing its Nature Index in its new format since 2014. They assess the papers in eighty-two natural science journals across fields such as chemistry, earth & environmental sciences, life sciences, and physics. Nature Index tracks the information of authors of about 60,000 high-quality scientific papers, covering more than 20,000 research institutions worldwide.

The 82 source journals were selected by two independent selection teams composed of working scientists around the world, divided into four categories: chemistry, earth, and environmental sciences, life sciences, and physics. As a new scientific research evaluation index, the Nature Index plays an essential role in evaluating scientific research institutions’ output of high-level international academic achievements.   

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2020, 07-07
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