Zhejiang University (ZJU) has climbed one place in the QS World University Rankings 2021 released today, ranking 53rd among the 1604 institutions considered globally.
Since 2012, ZJU has risen 117 places and has improved on its performance for 8 consecutive years. The latest results position the University in the top five per cent of institutions considered across 93 locations.
ZJU’s top-performing indicators – International Faculty and Employer Reputation – both achieved the impressive scores of 98.1 and 91.1 respectively.
The continued improvement in these rankings is the recognition of the effort by researchers across ZJU to create global impact and innovation.
The QS World University Rankings’ methodology is compiled using six simple metrics to effectively capture university performance: Academic Reputation (40% weighting); Employer Reputation (10% weighting); Citations per Faculty (20% weighting); Faculty Student Ratio (20% weighting); International Faculty Ratio (5% weighting) and International Students Ratio (5% weighting).
ZJU also featured prominently among the world’s elite institutions in the recent QS World University Rankings by Subject, placing in the top 100 in 32 of the subjects table. The University’s highest-performing subjects were Chemistry followed by Environmental Science, placing 36 and 43 in the world, respectively.