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Major Breakthrough for SWUFE in the THE Asia University Rankings

On June 2, Times Higher Education released the 2021 Asian University Rankings. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) rose to the 1st place among Chinese universities specialized in finance and economics, 34th in the Chinese mainland and 115th place in Asia.

A total of 551 universities from 30 countries and regions participated in the ranking this year, an increase of 13 percent from 489 last year, of which 91 are from the Chinese mainland. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) has maintained a strong momentum, rising 86 places in the overall ranking and 18 places in the mainland university ranking compared with last year.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the only global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The Asia University Rankings use the same 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. However, the weightings are specially recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2021 use the same 13 performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).