University of Science and Technology of ChinaUniversity


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Foundation: 1958

Mission: USTC’s mission has been to “focus on frontier areas of science and technology and educate top leaders in science and technology for China and the world”. Central to its strategy has been the combination of education and research, as well as the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

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Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionBRIICSChina
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 528th181st138th108th
Arts and Humanities 262nd18th23rd11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 233rd41st30th28th
Business, Management and Accounting 168th39th27th23rd
Chemistry 42nd12th11th10th
Computer Science 58th22nd19th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 182nd50th53rd45th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 292nd70th58th43rd
Energy 30th17th18th16th
Engineering 46th23rd21st20th
Environmental Science 93rd34th32nd30th
Mathematics 113th33rd28th26th
Medicine 349th64th44th41st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 318th72nd56th46th
Physics and Astronomy 59th11th12th9th
Psychology 443rd43rd34th28th
Social Sciences 432nd76th62nd45th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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