SCNU has achieved a new breakthrough by having the discipline of Agriculture Science listed in the global top 1% of Essential Science Indicators (ESI), according to the latest ESI statistics released by Clarivate Analytics.

So far, 13 disciplines of SCNU have been listed in the global top 1% of ESI, namely Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Environment/Ecology, Plant & Animal Science, Social Science (general), Psychiatry/Psychology, Mathematics, Physics, Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience and Behavior Computer Science and Agricultural Science, covering more than half of the ESI professional fields. Seven disciplines rank in the ESI top 5‰, including Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental/Ecology, Plant & Animal Science, Social Science (general) and Psychiatry/Psychology, among which the first three are listed in the global top 3‰ of ESI.

According to the statistics, the major contributor to the newly added discipline, Agriculture Science, involves 18 schools at SCNU. The School of Life Sciences, the School of Environment, the School of Chemistry, the School of Geographical Sciences, the College of Biophotonics and so on have made outstanding contributions, among which the School of Life Sciences has the highest contribution proportion of 48.5%.

Up till now, the total number of SCNU disciplines that are listed in the top 1% of ESI ranks third among normal universities in China. SCNU ranked 853 globally, up 87 places from the same period in 2023.

Since 2023, SCNU has been improving its disciplines under the principle of "climbing peaks, building plateaus and building highlands" to maintain and strive for first class. SCNU has scientifically planned the discipline development path as "one policy for each subject", and actively optimized the teaching and research work of secondary units. 

Source from SCNU News Center

Translated by Yang Puyun, Luo Xiaoying

Proofread by Edwin Baak

Edited by Li Jianru

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