Jiangnan University rises in national rankings
Jiangnan University, located in Wuxi's Binhu district, is a comprehensive university that is highly respected at home and abroad. [Photo/jiangnan.edu.cn]
Jiangnan University in Wuxi moved up one spot to rank 58th among the nation's top 100 universities, according to the only national ranking published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
The ranking measures the university's quality of education and training, as well as the prestige of the faculty and the quality of their research. It does not rely on surveys or university data submissions.
ARWU uses 10 objective indicators to rank the nation's top 100 universities: quality of students (30%), alumni employment (10%), number of research papers (10%), quality of research papers (10%), number of highly cited papers (10%), number of highly cited scholars (10%), social donation income (5%), enterprise scientific research funds (5%), technology transfer income (5%) and proportion of foreign students (5%).
Tsinghua University in Beijing tops the list, followed by Peking University, also in Beijing, and Zhejiang University in Zhejiang province. Nanjing University, ranking 7th, is the only university in Jiangsu province to make the top ten.
A total of 17 universities from Jiangsu province are on the list.
About Jiangnan University
Known as the "Pearl of China's Light Industry Higher Education", Jiangnan University is one of China's key national "211 Project" universities as well as one of the "985" platform universities, and it functions directly under China's Ministry of Education.
Its history stretches back to 1902 when its predecessor, San Jiang Normal School, started its first term. It is a comprehensive university that is highly respected at home and abroad.
Jiangnan University has 18 schools and 51 undergraduate programs with disciplines such as engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, medicine, agriculture, arts and education.
The university campus, covering 208 hectares, is located near the picturesque Taihu Lake and Changguangxi Wetland Park in the south of Wuxi.
It was designed as an "eco-campus", adorned with beautiful green areas, elegant gardens, unique bridges and tranquil streams.
Jiangnan University was among the first higher education institutions approved by China's Ministry of Education to enroll foreign students, and has long been active in international exchanges and cooperation. Since 1977, over 2,900 international students from more than 86 countries have received training and education at Jiangnan University.
Its digital energy management platform, based on the Internet of Things and eight different power reserve and management systems, was established to provide the university with new ways of achieving fast and sustainable development.