NWU Ranks 43 in THE 2019 World University Rankings
On September 27th, Times Higher Education (THE) officially announced the 2019 World University Rankings, which assesses and ranks more than 1,250 universities and research institutions around the world. 111 colleges and universities in China are on the list, including 72 universities in the mainland, 6 universities in Hong Kong, 1 university in Macau and 32 universities in Taiwan. NWU entered the list of THE 2019 rankings, ranking 801-1000 globally, 43rd in mainland universities, and 3rd in Shaanxi universities. This is the second time for NWU to enter the list with its ranking rising two places compared with last year among universities in mainland China.
The “Guidelines on Accelerating the Construction of ‘Double First Class’ Universities” jointly issued by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission stated that universities’ “Double First Class” construction should be open to comprehensive evaluation, focusing on the performance of universities and their disciplines from third party’s evaluations. As an internationally renowned third-party evaluation agency, Times Higher Education World University Rankings is recognized as one of the most authoritative and influential global university rankings. Its ranking indicator system is relatively stable. Specific ranking indicators and weights include: teaching (learning environment) accounted for 30%; research (volume, income and reputation) for 30%; citations (research influence) for 30%; international outlook (staff, students and research) for 7.5%; industrial income (knowledge transfer) for 2.5%.
In recent years, NWU has continuously strengthened its in-depth cooperation with well-known third-party organizations at home and abroad, earnestly finished the relevant data filling of various evaluation indicators, analyzed the advantages and shortcomings according to the evaluation indicators, and provided advice and suggestions on disciplinary development and measures for improvement, which effectively enhanced the academic reputation and international influence of NWU.