South China Normal University: Rankings

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South China Normal University ranked 60th in China, 755th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 58 research topics. South China Normal University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 22,814 publications and 287,903 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 4 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#755 of 14,131 In the World
#146 of 5,830 In Asia
#60 of 960 In China
#4 of 24 In Guangzhou
#170 of 1,741 For Optical Engineering
#260 of 1,718 For Inorganic Chemistry
#322 of 2,018 For Chemical Engineering
#3332 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#687 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 55 other topics

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Acceptance rate and other statistics

Physics

South China Normal University ranked 65th for Physics in China and 435th in the World with 6,668 publications made and 102,533 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum and Particle physics.

Rank Ranking
#65 of 459 In China
#136 of 1,879 In Asia
#435 of 4,082 In the World

South China Normal University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 3 0
1993 6 0
1994 5 0
1995 2 0
1996 8 1
1997 8 1
1998 8 0
1999 19 12
2000 34 2
2001 18 3
2002 39 33
2003 35 26
2004 80 51
2005 96 93
2006 116 111
2007 160 190
2008 217 223
2009 270 380
2010 329 404
2011 287 577
2012 333 793
2013 316 525
2014 358 997
2015 368 959
2016 396 1214
2017 429 1328
2018 480 1655
2019 657 2178
2020 747 2221
2021 838 860
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Optical Engineering 30 56 170
Condensed Matter Physics 38 92 347
Nanotechnology 70 123 353
Materials Science 70 150 366
Quantum and Particle physics 37 93 448
Biophysics 49 113 494
Medical Physics 35 99 522
Applied/Engineering Physics 73 149 528
Atomic and Molecular physics 48 132 582
Theoretical Physics 52 162 631
Acoustical Engineering 89 264 775
Nuclear Physics 71 322 944

Engineering

South China Normal University ranked 80th for Engineering in China and 520th in the World with 6,546 publications made and 97,670 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Networking.

Rank Ranking
#80 of 511 In China
#174 of 2,117 In Asia
#520 of 4,624 In the World

South China Normal University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 3 0
1993 5 0
1994 4 0
1995 2 0
1996 7 5
1997 5 0
1998 5 0
1999 14 11
2000 35 4
2001 17 2
2002 39 17
2003 34 22
2004 77 64
2005 100 50
2006 111 65
2007 155 168
2008 217 264
2009 299 262
2010 334 358
2011 314 547
2012 366 801
2013 353 513
2014 343 995
2015 356 971
2016 401 1363
2017 434 1469
2018 448 1504
2019 611 1990
2020 690 1880
2021 765 706

Chemistry

South China Normal University ranked 77th for Chemistry in China and 517th in the World with 6,287 publications made and 115,377 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry.

Rank Ranking
#77 of 466 In China
#169 of 2,014 In Asia
#517 of 4,317 In the World

South China Normal University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 3 0
1993 5 0
1994 4 0
1995 0 0
1996 4 1
1997 5 1
1998 7 3
1999 7 12
2000 27 2
2001 17 10
2002 30 30
2003 20 23
2004 70 54
2005 97 70
2006 106 102
2007 132 175
2008 190 301
2009 265 435
2010 321 538
2011 301 781
2012 339 915
2013 321 652
2014 345 1168
2015 356 1114
2016 380 1451
2017 418 1589
2018 440 1641
2019 602 2109
2020 685 1955
2021 789 802
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Inorganic Chemistry 50 101 260
Chemical Engineering 86 159 322
Nanotechnology 70 123 353
Radiochemistry 88 204 358
Materials Science 70 150 366
Environmental Chemistry 58 125 501
Pharmacy 57 190 618
Computational Chemistry 67 168 680
Physical chemistry 83 218 702
Nutrition and Food Science 100 323 823
Biochemistry 82 282 874
Petrology and Geochemistry 52 245 892
Organic Chemistry 117 354 942

Biology

South China Normal University ranked 94th for Biology in China and 811th in the World with 3,092 publications made and 82,027 citations received. Main research topics: Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience.

Rank Ranking
#94 of 477 In China
#254 of 1,987 In Asia
#811 of 4,496 In the World

South China Normal University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 6 1
1993 2 0
1994 4 1
1995 0 0
1996 1 0
1997 3 1
1998 3 3
1999 12 2
2000 15 5
2001 11 8
2002 17 12
2003 24 13
2004 46 47
2005 53 19
2006 80 62
2007 82 111
2008 129 279
2009 151 270
2010 139 294
2011 174 500
2012 187 1201
2013 162 443
2014 183 678
2015 202 696
2016 193 1875
2017 237 1177
2018 150 794
2019 221 697
2020 280 774
2021 319 280
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Nanotechnology 70 123 353
Biophysics 49 113 494
Entomology 36 85 517
Horticulture 52 195 555
Toxicology 46 146 557
Botany 51 162 558
Molecular Biology 63 180 566
Neuroscience 38 124 609
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 92 204 760
Zoology 47 141 763
Paleontology 27 139 766
Oncology and Cancer research 94 276 776
Evolutionary Biology 61 149 799
Nutrition and Food Science 100 323 823
Agricultural Science 95 279 847
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 34 179 861
Animal Science 69 249 866
Biochemistry 82 282 874
Pharmacology 107 353 916
Microbiology 92 340 1020
Genetics 123 344 1053
Immunology 133 470 1279

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

South China Normal University ranked 53rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in China and 879th in the World with 2,874 publications made and 6,759 citations received. Main research topics: Sociology, Political Science, Education Majors, Demography, History.

Rank Ranking
#53 of 524 In China
#118 of 1,903 In Asia
#879 of 5,073 In the World

South China Normal University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 2 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 1 1
1997 0 0
1998 1 3
1999 3 0
2000 6 0
2001 13 0
2002 22 2
2003 31 0
2004 95 21
2005 126 4
2006 121 2
2007 63 15
2008 226 24
2009 430 25
2010 394 16
2011 333 41
2012 232 33
2013 128 26
2014 128 58
2015 89 64
2016 57 108
2017 46 91
2018 34 92
2019 61 107
2020 102 174
2021 128 60
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Urban and Regional planning 28 42 262
Aesthetics 17 24 319
Linguistics 30 54 404
Education Majors 13 36 427
Classics and Ancient History 30 58 591
Sociology 27 51 678
Early Childhood Education 17 63 685
History 33 60 705
International Relations and Diplomacy 35 104 730
Sports / Exercise science 29 109 734
Law 55 96 734
Media Studies 24 64 748
Communications and Public Relations 40 81 756
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 45 110 765
Gender Studies 26 60 776
Social Work 34 75 823
Publishing 53 121 836
Library and Information science 41 126 864
Military science 42 117 865
International Law 46 132 870
Political Economy 40 104 897
Anthropology 33 77 898
Public Policy / Administration 71 126 906
Archaeology 43 112 918
Philosophy 48 85 919
Broadcast Journalism 50 148 926
Political Science 44 101 928
Law Enforcement 67 139 955
Journalism and Digital Media 69 210 958
Special Education 22 112 963
Intellectual Property and Patent Law 145 276 966
Genealogy 93 180 1052
Demography 110 395 1411

Computer Science

South China Normal University ranked 85th for Computer Science in China and 801st in the World with 2,641 publications made and 35,466 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Management Information Systems, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#85 of 529 In China
#195 of 1,936 In Asia
#801 of 4,392 In the World

South China Normal University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1995 1 0
1996 1 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 6 0
2000 7 0
2001 6 1
2002 12 1
2003 13 0
2004 33 19
2005 50 5
2006 71 33
2007 27 4
2008 124 23
2009 209 73
2010 219 135
2011 179 87
2012 196 907
2013 145 163
2014 137 204
2015 117 253
2016 111 1275
2017 126 263
2018 130 247
2019 184 360
2020 224 396
2021 310 173
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Cognitive Science 10 30 450
Database Administration 65 119 508
Computational Linguistics 65 166 604
Neuroscience 38 124 609
Information Technology 57 140 632
Cyber Security 74 187 637
Computer Engineering 92 221 649
Blockchain and Cryptography 94 233 703
Telecommunications 69 216 707
Multimedia 48 146 711
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 92 204 760
Machine Learning 92 220 777
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 106 252 812
Web Design and Development 117 254 840
Computer Vision 123 309 853
Library and Information science 41 126 864
Data Science 82 186 876
Management Information Systems 70 174 889
Game Design and Development 79 212 890
Computer Networking 108 356 894
Human-Computer Interaction 75 248 981
Computer Graphics 170 384 1015
Animation 170 420 1064

Psychology

South China Normal University ranked 22nd for Psychology in China and 642nd in the World with 1,897 publications made and 27,454 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education Majors, Neuroscience, Child Psychology.

Rank Ranking
#22 of 410 In China
#60 of 1,345 In Asia
#642 of 3,654 In the World

South China Normal University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 12
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 1 0
1996 1 0
1997 0 0
1998 1 3
1999 0 0
2000 5 2
2001 1 1
2002 13 1
2003 12 1
2004 28 30
2005 48 9
2006 41 2
2007 21 17
2008 73 33
2009 188 47
2010 137 100
2011 113 118
2012 125 845
2013 90 272
2014 106 164
2015 101 273
2016 93 275
2017 104 308
2018 75 160
2019 118 236
2020 161 208
2021 237 83
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Education Majors 13 36 427
Cognitive Science 10 30 450
Clinical Psychology 16 59 556
Child Psychology 9 34 608
Neuroscience 38 124 609
Social Psychology 19 51 617
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 45 110 765
Social Work 34 75 823
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 51 181 893
Psychiatry 30 174 908
Special Education 22 112 963

Business

South China Normal University ranked 77th for Business in China and 920th in the World with 1,343 publications made and 3,287 citations received. Main research topics: Management Information Systems, Marketing, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Management, Advertising.

Rank Ranking
#77 of 499 In China
#184 of 1,599 In Asia
#920 of 4,001 In the World

South China Normal University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
2004 47 0
2005 52 3
2006 52 2
2007 32 1
2008 87 3
2009 192 4
2010 189 9
2011 161 4
2012 133 25
2013 76 33
2014 50 26
2015 44 31
2016 27 84
2017 24 34
2018 16 34
2019 31 98
2020 47 117
2021 58 62
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 31 69 328
International Trade 47 82 443
Real Estate 71 125 575
International Business 61 123 645
Human Resource Management 43 120 687
Engineering Management 139 198 731
Advertising 63 159 733
Management 91 198 825
Construction Management 109 241 865
Entertainment Industry Business 52 163 882
Management Information Systems 70 174 889
Public Policy / Administration 71 126 906
Investment Banking and Stock trading 84 220 909
Operations Research 134 296 939
Risk Management 115 222 947
Marketing 75 213 953
Entrepreneurship 53 164 956
Actuarial Science 120 232 957
Project Management 97 223 960
Accounting 91 233 969
Finance 123 288 1071

Mathematics

South China Normal University ranked 54th for Mathematics in China and 521st in the World with 1,169 publications made and 14,568 citations received. Main research topics: Math Teachers, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics.

Rank Ranking
#54 of 462 In China
#112 of 1,446 In Asia
#521 of 3,376 In the World

South China Normal University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1993 1 6
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 2 3
1998 3 4
1999 1 0
2000 10 11
2001 10 4
2002 8 2
2003 11 2
2004 21 358
2005 38 8
2006 30 8
2007 23 21
2008 71 12
2009 138 31
2010 117 45
2011 127 26
2012 70 37
2013 55 164
2014 47 35
2015 30 85
2016 40 75
2017 29 34
2018 42 68
2019 67 104
2020 85 82
2021 91 29
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Math Teachers 10 51 293
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 42 83 493
Applied Mathematics 77 143 542
Statistics 46 118 583
Blockchain and Cryptography 94 233 703
Operations Research 134 296 939
Actuarial Science 120 232 957

Art & Design

South China Normal University ranked 49th for Art & Design in China and 701st in the World with 787 publications made and 1,122 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Aesthetics, Creative Writing, Multimedia, Graphic Design.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#49 of 402 In China
#109 of 942 In Asia
#701 of 2,700 In the World

South China Normal University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 2 0
2000 4 0
2001 7 0
2002 7 0
2003 10 0
2004 24 0
2005 38 0
2006 27 1
2007 17 0
2008 60 1
2009 156 21
2010 125 1
2011 89 6
2012 29 29
2013 38 2
2014 49 1
2015 30 3
2016 14 19
2017 7 13
2018 6 3
2019 10 4
2020 18 22
2021 19 13
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Aesthetics 17 24 319
Literature 30 41 391
Singing and Vocal Performance 20 52 404
Graphic Design 26 63 428
Creative Writing 29 47 594
Interior Design 128 231 634
Music 35 89 656
Performing arts 18 45 680
Multimedia 48 146 711
Painting and Drawing 76 146 719
Sculpture 76 146 719
Landscape Architecture 140 229 777
Illustration and Concept Art 92 178 804
Entertainment Industry Business 52 163 882
Game Design and Development 79 212 890
Fashion Design 66 153 916
Architecture 109 245 952
Cinematography 48 161 976
Computer Graphics 170 384 1015
Animation 170 420 1064

Economics

South China Normal University ranked 47th for Economics in China and 546th in the World with 761 publications made and 10,119 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Finance, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy.

Rank Ranking
#47 of 421 In China
#94 of 1,160 In Asia
#546 of 3,039 In the World

South China Normal University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1993 1 6
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 1 1
1999 0 0
2000 1 0
2001 3 0
2002 4 0
2003 5 0
2004 20 356
2005 29 2
2006 36 1
2007 19 2
2008 46 1
2009 104 1
2010 92 14
2011 118 2
2012 62 10
2013 41 123
2014 34 6
2015 20 48
2016 17 51
2017 10 7
2018 8 12
2019 16 38
2020 34 108
2021 39 48
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
International Trade 47 82 443
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 42 83 493
Development Studies 54 104 556
International Relations and Diplomacy 35 104 730
Agricultural Economics 135 284 833
Political Economy 40 104 897
Investment Banking and Stock trading 84 220 909
Actuarial Science 120 232 957
International Economics 119 267 1001
Finance 123 288 1071

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for South China Normal University

Speciality China Asia World Rank
Sonography and Ultrasound 40 95 390
Audiology 22 110 613
Oceanography 31 133 695
Geography and Cartography 62 141 778
Earth science and Geophysics 53 220 858
Pathology 76 320 905
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 84 248 915
Anatomy and Physiology 54 277 935
Environmental Science 98 248 953
Hydrology and Water resources management 102 292 954
Geology 88 279 1014
Ecology 67 186 1017
Environmental Management 115 298 1022
Medicine 87 329 1104
Public Health 74 337 1364
Physical Therapy 92 461 1500
Health Science 133 545 1866