8th June, 2017: Global Education Group released the 14th QS World University Rankings. According to this ranking, 63 Chinese colleges and universities are listed, 39 of which are from mainland China (6 newly added), 7 from China-Hong Kong, 1 from China-Macau, 16 from China-Taiwan (1 newly added). Tsinghua University, was listed as the top 1 of universities from mainland China, ranked 25th in the world; Peking University ranked top 38 globally.
Shanghai University remained in the world's top 500, and forwarded from 451-460 file to 421-430 file, and rose into the top 15 among Chinese Universities. The analysis highlight that the index score of Shanghai University academic reputation and teachers & students ratio has increased significantly, which indicates that the construction of high-level university in Shanghai University and the "double first-class" construction strategy is working well. Academic strength of Shanghai University has also been enhanced. "2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017” published in March 2017 shows that 13 subjects of SHU ranked the world's top 400, with addition of 4 more subjects as compared to 2016.
QS World University Ranking is one of the prestigious world rankings and evaluated 965 universities in the world this year. Ranking are based on the Peer Review given by 75000 scholars from more than 100 top colleges and universities, 40455 employers in past 5 years and the analysis to data cited in 12,310,000 academic periodicals and 66,300,000 papers.
The result of QS World University Rankings is based on 6 indexes: Academic Reputation: 40%, Employer Reputation: 10%, Faculty/Student Ratio: 20%, Citations per Faculty: 20%, International Faculty Ratio: 5% and International Student Ratio: 5%.