Shanghai Ranking Consultancy released the Academic Ranking of World University (ARWU) 2021 on the 15th of August which reviewed 1,000 leading research universities across the globe. On the list appeared 157 universities of the Chinese Mainland, and among them 21 were Jiangsu ones making their way to the world Top 1,000. The total number of universities on the list took the lead in China.
On top of that, 13 universities in our province secured spots among the world Top 500, the largest number for a province in China besides Beijing which also got 13 universities shortlisted in the Top 500. Nanjing University, Southeast University and Suzhou University, as frontrunners in Jiangsu, have maintained a competitive edge and been featured in the world Top 200. Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Jiangsu University, Nanjing University of Agriculture, Nanjing Medical University and Nanjing Tech University were ranked between 301st and 400th. Among them, Nanjing Medical University and Nanjing Tech University, two that are not included in the national “fostering world topnotch universities and disciplines” project, scored marked progress by making their way to the Top 400 this year for the first time ever. Four universities secured positions between the 401st and 500th, namely, China University of Mining and Technology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology and Yangzhou University. Nanjing Normal University and Yangzhou University entered Top 500 for the first time.