On March 22, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released its newest World University Rankings by Subject. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) ranked among the top 50 in the world in 12 disciplines. Four of these twelve disciplines were co-constructed by SAIF, including: Business and Management Studies, ranked 32nd globally (1st in mainland China); Accounting and Finance, ranked 39th globally (3rd in mainland China); Statistics and Operations Research, ranked 43rd globally (3rd in mainland China); and Economics and Econometrics, ranked 56th globally (4th in mainland China).
The ranking covered a total of 1,594 universities in 93 countries (regions) around the world, and conducted an independent comparative analysis of performance across 54 disciplines and 5 academic fields of 15,700 university disciplines. The listed number of disciplines from China hit a record high, reaching 851 in total. Disciplines of 21 universities in mainland China (123 in total) 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 Shanghai Ranking. Unlike the Times and U.S. News rankings, which focus on comprehensive indicators (including academic conditions and funding), the QS and Shanghai Ranking emphasize academic reputation, research output, and impact.