(3 February 2015, Beijing) The inaugural and newly-released 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking report, based on ShanghaiRanking Consultancy (SRC)‘s evaluation, is anchored on Elsevier’s Scopus research database and powered by metrics from SciVal analytics – both part of the Elsevier Research Intelligence portfolio.
The report provides a detailed look at key research performance indicators of more than 1,000 higher education institutions across mainland China.
SRC’s ranking of Chinese universities offers objective benchmarking of research performance of higher education institutions, allowing research management offices and higher education agencies to make strategic decisions around policy development and investments towards building the research capabilities of these universities.
The methodology for the 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking’report is based on nine indicators that evaluate the role of a university including aspects of teaching and learning, research performance as well as social services. According to SRC, these nine indicators enable the independent and objective evaluation of the academic performance of Chinese institutes of higher education in a transparent and open manner.
The 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking report, including the methodology used and raw data of all evaluated indicators, is now available for download at http://www.zuihaodaxue.com/.
In addition, the 2014 list of China’s most influential researchers has also been made available. The list, using SRC’s selection criteria, was developed in collaboration with Elsevier, who provided the citation data indicators.
Further to SRC, Elsevier also provides Scopus data and SciVal analytics to Times Higher Education’s World University ranking, US News & World Report’s Arab Region Ranking, the Financial Times’ MBA Ranking and QS’ Top Universities Ranking for their respective organizations’ rankings.
2015 Best Chinese University Ranking report highlights
Based on Scopus data, the 2015 Best Chinese University Ranking’report contains some of the following highlights:
- Over the past five years, from 2009 to 2013, Zhejiang University is the highest publisher of research papers. This is respectively followed by Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tsinghua University, Peking University and the newly established University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- Over the same five-year period, 31 universities achieved a Field-Weighted Citation Index (FWCI) higher than the global average value of ‘1’ for their research papers.
- Amongst the community of most influential researchers listed, Tsinghua University leads with 106 most influential researchers, while Peking University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Fudan University each has more than 50 researchers listed as most influential.
More details in the announcement.