The 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was officially released in August 2019. According to the list, Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST) ranks 101-150 in the world, making its first ever appearance in the Top 150, and ranks 5-8 among mainland China universities. The ranking shows the world's leading 1,000 research universities, with 132 universities from the mainland China on the list.
ARWU Ranking (HUST:Top 5-8 in China; Top 101-150 in the World)
US News Ranking (HUST:Top 9 in China; Top 260 in the World)
What is ARWU
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis. Since 2009 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been published and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization on higher education intelligence and not legally subordinated to any universities or government agencies.
ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university. More than 1800 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 1000 are published.
ARWU has attracted a great deal of attention from universities, governments and public media worldwide. ARWU has been reported by mainstream media in almost all major countries. Hundreds of universities cited the ranking results in their campus news, annual reports or promotional brochures. A survey on higher education published by The Economist in 2005 commented ARWU as "the most widely used annual ranking of the world's research universities".