U.S. News & World Report, a multi-platform publisher of news and information, has released its latest ranking of the best global universities based on their academic research and reputation.
The ranking includes the top 1,000 institutions across some 60 countries.
A total of 110 Chinese colleges are among the top 1,000 best universities, including 87 on the Chinese mainland, 16 in Taiwan, six in Hong Kong and one in Macao.
Peking University and Tsinghua University lead China's top 10 list, whose global ranks are 53th and 57th respectively.
As the third annual rankings of its kind published by the organization, the U.S. News ranking, enables students to explore higher education options and compare universities around the world.
A total of 12 indicators were used to measure global research performance, including:
Global research reputation: 12.5 percent
Regional research reputation: 12.5 percent
Publications: 10 percent
Books: 2.5 percent
Conferences: 2.5 percent
Normalized citation impact: 10 percent
Total citations: 7.5 percent
Number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited: 12.5 percent
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited: 10 percent
International collaboration: 10 percent
Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1 percent most cited in their respective field: 5 percent
Percentage of total publications that are among the top 1 percent most highly cited papers: 5 percent.
University of Science and Technology of China
Global Score: 66.5
Global rank: 136th
Location: Hefei, Anhui Province