Jiangsu excels in higher education
Up to 77 disciplines at 21 Jiangsu universities entered the top one percent in the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranking, according to statistics released by Thomson Reuters, a global data and newswire service in November, 2015.
ESI, a tool designed by the Institute for Scientific Information in the United States, measures the academic level of universities and education institutions. The 77 disciplines, covering 16 academic subjects, accounted for 12.11 percent of the total number of disciplines from mainland universities on the list.
Nanjing University topped all universities in Jiangsu with 15 disciplines, followed by Southeast University with 8 and Soochow University with 7.
List of Jiangsu universities entering the top 1% in ESI ranking