A total of 22 subjects of Shenzhen University are included on ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects(GRAS)2020 released on June 29, among which seven subjects are rated within the world’s top 100 with two of these featuring in the top 50, taking the lead among the local universities in China and ranked 26thamong Mainland Chinese universities.
The seven subjects that rank among the world’s top 100 are Telecommunication Engineering, Transportation Science & Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Nanoscience & Technology, Materials Science & Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering, and Instruments Sciences & Technology, four more than last year. Most notably, telecommunication Engineering is ranked 28thand Transportation Science & Technology is 40thin the world. Chemical Engineering and Control Science & Engineering enter into the ranking for the first time and rank in the group 101–150, while Energy Science & Engineering, Instruments Sciences & Technology and Chemistry have risen more than 100 places.
The rankings evaluate institutions in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. In total, over 4000 universities were ranked and more than 1800 universities from 90 countries and regions are published in this release, among which 253 institutions are from mainland China. Peking University, Sun Yat-sen University, Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University and Wuhan University are ranked in the top 5 among Mainland Chinese universities regarding the number of subjects included in the rankings.
The candidate universities of the rankings need to have a minimum number of research publications during the period of 2014-2018. Bibliometric data are collected from Web of Science and InCites.The rankingsuse a series of objective indicators to rank world universities, includingthe number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, the citation impact of the papers, the percentage of internationally co-authored papers, the number of papers published in top journals and the total number of the staff of an institution winning significant awards.