2021 QS World University Rankings Published


On April 6th, 2022, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) released its 12th World University Rankings by Subject. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) ranked among the top 50 in the world in 6 disciplines. Three of these six disciplines were co-constructed by SAIF, including: Accounting and Finance, ranked 48th globally; Business and Management Studies, ranked 50th globally; and Economics and Econometrics, ranked 63rd globally — with all 3 disciplines ranked in the top 3 in mainland China. In addition, Statistics and Operations Research ranked 51st-100th in the world, and 4th in mainland China.

The ranking conducted an independent comparative analysis of the performance across 51 disciplines and 5 academic fields of 15,200 universities globally. In QS Rankings by Subject 2021, a total of 93 universities from mainland China were listed, ranking 3rd in the world after the U.S. and the U.K in terms of the number of disciplines. One hundred disciplines of 22 universities in mainland China were ranked in the top 50 globally.

QS World University Rankings by Subject is one of the four most authoritative global university rankings, along with Times High Education, U.S. News & World Report, and ShanghaiRanking. Unlike the Times and U.S. News rankings, which focus on comprehensive indicators (including academic conditions and funding), the QS and ShanghaiRanking emphasize academic reputation, research output, and impact. In the 2021 ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities released last year, in Finance, SJTU ranked 1st in mainland China and 55th in the world.