SCNU has achieved a new breakthrough by having the disciplines Psychiatry & Psychology and Physics listed in the global top 1% of Essential Science Indicators (ESI), according to the latest ESI statistics released by Clarivate Analytics on 24 November.


With nine disciplines in the global top1% of ESI,among which 4 of them are in the top 5‰ so far, SCNU hits a new high with newly-listed ESI disciplines, including Environment/Ecology added in July, Social Science (general) in September, and most recently Psychiatry & Psychology and Physics in November with the number of disciplines increasing by 80% this year.

Up to now, the global top 1% of ESI of SCNU disciplines includes Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Plant & Animal Science, Environment/Ecology, Social Science (general), Psychiatry & Psychology and Physics, ranking third among Chinese teacher training universities and the fourth among universities of Guangdong province.

Among them, the ranking of four disciplines in the global top 5‰ has increased significantly month on month with 3% increase of Chemistry, 10% increase of Materials Science, 7% increase of Engineering and 4% increase of Mathematics.

The synchronization and improvements of multiple disciplines is one of the various effects brought by the university’s belief that the liberal arts and science should have coordinated development. It serves as an obvious embodiment of the gradual transition in goals for each discipline, which change from the pursuit of quantity to the pursuit of quality. Since SCNU launched the plan of the first-level disciplines and ESI disciplines improvement in 2018, various disciplines have increased their academic impact and international participation. Also, it promotes further development into a double first-class and high level university for SCNU.

Source from Planning and Development Department

Translated by Long Yuchen, Ye Lifeng

Proofread by Edwin Baak

Edited by Li Jianru

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