University of Science and Technology of China
was ranked no.3 in Chinese Mainland and 192th in the world in the 2011-12 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, announced Oct 6, 2011.Peking University was ranked 49th and Tshinghua University 71st.
For other universities of Chinese Mainland, Fudan University took the place of 226-250th, Nanjing University 251-275th, SUN Yat-Sen University 276-300th, Shanghai Jiao tong University and Zhejiang University 301-350th, and Harbin Institute of Technology and Wuhan University 351-400th.
The Rankings were developed in concert with their rankings data provider, Thomson Reuters, with expert input from more than 50 leading figures in the sector from 15 countries across every continent. They have created the gold standard in international university performance comparisons.
The rankings of the top universities across the globe employ 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities, from teaching to research to knowledge transfer. These 13 elements are brought together into five headline categories, which are: "Teaching - the learning environment", "Research - volume, income and reputation", "Citations - research influence", "Industry income - innovation" and "International outlook - staff and students and research".
For more information about the THE World University Rankings, please go to http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/