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NSYSU ranks 5th in Taiwan for number of subjects entered in latest QS World University Rankings by Subject for 3rd year in a row


According to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, NSYSU has remained one of the top 5 universities in Taiwan for the third year in a row, together with National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tung University. NSYSU has continued its excellent performance with a total of 17 subjects entering the rankings this year, which is a record high for the University. Since 2018, at least one new subject received a ranking each year, with a total of 5 new subjects added in the past 4 years, NSYSU demonstrated the best improvement among universities in Taiwan.

This year, over 1440 academic institutions and 14,000 programs were evaluated. As many as 850 new universities entered the rankings for the first time. In Taiwan, 21 academic institutions in total were listed in the rankings. NSYSU ranked among the 400 top universities in the world in the rankings by three broad subject areas: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, and Social Sciences & Management. NSYSU ranks first in Taiwan for Petroleum Engineering, second for English Language and Literature and Economics and Econometrics, third for Agriculture & Forestry, and fourth for Mathematics, Education and Training, and Modern Languages. NSYSU is also the only university in Taiwan entering the ranking for Petroleum Engineering.

NSYSU President Ying-Yao Cheng said that QS World University Rankings by Subject list top universities in the world in 5 broad subject areas, namely Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management, which are subdivided into a total of 51 subjects. Four indicators are used to rank universities in the Rankings by Subject: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper, and H-index (an index measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar). NSYSU demonstrated an excellent performance this year, improving the ranks of its subjects, not only in natural sciences, science, and engineering but also of such subjects as Education & Training and Modern Languages among Taiwanese universities, entering rankings by all five major domains, thanks to its improved research and administrative performance.

Director of the Office of Institutional Research Shiao-Wei Kuo said that NSYSU has improved its international visibility through its performance in international rankings and academic publications and strong research capacity in such fields as materials sciences, physics, chemical engineering, earth and environmental sciences, and information and telecommunication technology. The University has 17 scholars who are among the world’s 1000 most influential researchers in their respective fields.

In 2021, NSYSU received rankings in the following 17 QS subject areas: English Language and Literature, Modern Languages, Computer Science and Information, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Agriculture & Forestry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Accounting & Finance, Business & Management Studies, Economics and Econometrics, and Education & Training.
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