School of Science Enter THE Graded Rank

29 Apr 2024

Recently, the School of Science at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool Univeristy (XJTLU) has reached a significant milestone as it obtained prestigious recognition in the latest subject rankings by Times Higher Education.

The four subjects, Ecology (A), Environmental Science and Engineering (B+), Chemistry (B), and Materials Science and Engineering (B-), have all entered the graded rank.

“These impressive results embody the value and contributions of our high caliber students and significant research productivity of our faculty in the School of Science. They serve as a reminder of our major accomplishments to date and a commitment to reach even greater heights in the near future in support of the overall mission to make XJTLU a global leader” said Professor John Moraros, Dean for the School of Science.

The Times Higher Education China Subject Ratings provide an important benchmark, evaluating Chinese institutions against their global peers based on the Chinese Ministry of Education’s subject classification. Mainland China has achieved an average grade of B+ in these ratings, surpassing the global average of B. Notably, Chinese universities are the highest-performing institutions in the world on average in three out of 83 subjects: astronomy; aerospace science and technology; and integrated circuit science and engineering.

The methodology behind these ratings closely aligns with THE World University Rankings, while also incorporating adapted and recalibrated indicators. The ratings assess research-intensive universities’ subject performance across four core areas: teaching, research, international outlook, and knowledge transfer.

Covering 1,885 universities worldwide, including 86 in mainland China, the ratings measure performance in 83 subjects across 13 pillars.

For further details, you can view the China Subject Ratings 2024 methodology and download the China Subject Ratings 2024 report.


29 Apr 2024