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Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 12th in China, 254th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 11 research topics. Sun Yat - Sen University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 109,526 academic publications and 1,894,300 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 16 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#254 of 14,131 In the World
#28 of 5,830 In Asia
#12 of 960 In China
#1 of 24 In Guangzhou
#17 of 1,018 For Optometry
#26 of 1,467 For Ophthalmology
#64 of 2,884 For Inorganic Chemistry
#1175 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#374 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 8 other topics

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Biology rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 10th for Biology in China and 175th in the World with 71,623 publications made and 1,420,171 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research.

Biology ranking Location
#10 of 548 In China
#25 of 2,784 In Asia
#175 of 6,663 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 62 57
1991 75 85
1992 82 101
1993 90 117
1994 85 132
1995 84 161
1996 85 155
1997 120 184
1998 149 216
1999 166 296
2000 217 338
2001 268 487
2002 318 666
2003 597 2075
2004 803 1493
2005 1064 2536
2006 1396 3861
2007 1798 5762
2008 1965 8696
2009 2111 12185
2010 2272 15927
2011 2619 21190
2012 2589 28722
2013 2789 36839
2014 2924 45623
2015 3188 56518
2016 3406 66344
2017 4087 81227
2018 4768 93898
2019 5990 124123
2020 6838 166675
2021 8261 245055
2022 7657 275546

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Nanotechnology 24 40 76
Oncology and Cancer research 11 24 106
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 3 12 115
Pharmacology 12 23 139
Biochemistry 9 23 153
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 7 15 159
Botany 9 21 159
Molecular Biology 7 28 160
Virology 9 24 169
Genetics 9 23 181
Immunology 9 26 187
Microbiology 9 26 193
Zoology 2 13 213
Entomology 8 18 215
Paleontology 14 29 223
Biotechnology 13 33 230
Nutrition and Food Science 27 61 236
Evolutionary Biology 7 22 243
Toxicology 15 49 247
Horticulture 26 63 255
Astrobiology 20 39 267
Agricultural Science 31 62 272
Neuroscience 9 33 289
Animal Science 14 45 306
Biophysics 18 53 330
Forestry 17 72 425
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 16 70 667

Chemistry rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 16th for Chemistry in China and 153rd in the World with 65,155 publications made and 1,381,364 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#16 of 546 In China
#33 of 2,710 In Asia
#153 of 6,327 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 57 49
1991 49 73
1992 72 96
1993 70 137
1994 64 135
1995 69 147
1996 78 154
1997 106 186
1998 147 229
1999 161 321
2000 212 361
2001 253 506
2002 297 677
2003 554 1096
2004 734 1593
2005 975 2733
2006 1269 4141
2007 1613 6165
2008 1749 9197
2009 1880 12700
2010 1978 16229
2011 2318 21695
2012 2354 28572
2013 2543 36572
2014 2672 45412
2015 2913 55688
2016 3118 65274
2017 3814 79761
2018 4391 93147
2019 5521 122151
2020 6106 158701
2021 7399 228879
2022 7124 259707

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Inorganic Chemistry 22 33 64
Chemical Engineering 26 39 69
Physical chemistry 24 36 76
Nanotechnology 24 40 76
Radiochemistry 31 56 96
Environmental Chemistry 13 24 96
Organic Chemistry 21 36 128
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 15 33 135
Materials Science 33 53 137
Biochemistry 9 23 153
Pharmacy 22 47 186
Biochemical Engineering 19 39 217
Nutrition and Food Science 27 61 236
Petrology and Geochemistry 27 52 278
Computational Chemistry 38 68 316

Engineering rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 29th for Engineering in China and 151st in the World with 58,698 publications made and 1,091,193 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#29 of 558 In China
#46 of 2,776 In Asia
#151 of 6,555 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 59 38
1991 52 49
1992 68 66
1993 72 81
1994 69 85
1995 71 78
1996 71 110
1997 102 149
1998 128 162
1999 142 267
2000 168 305
2001 200 415
2002 259 505
2003 424 758
2004 651 1198
2005 843 2106
2006 1096 3040
2007 1403 4582
2008 1593 6752
2009 1739 9394
2010 1892 12036
2011 1954 16227
2012 2072 21043
2013 2116 27236
2014 2190 33719
2015 2366 41610
2016 2466 48838
2017 3195 60627
2018 3784 74438
2019 4975 100005
2020 5716 132057
2021 7331 195387
2022 7003 219734

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Chemical Engineering 26 39 69
Nanotechnology 24 40 76
Applied/Engineering Physics 22 36 101
Remote Sensing 18 21 109
Optical Engineering 19 34 112
Environmental Engineering 26 42 114
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 15 33 135
Materials Science 33 53 137
Metallurgical Engineering 33 52 137
Geotechnical Engineering 33 50 138
Telecommunications 36 54 165
Architecture 25 34 173
Electrical Engineering 40 66 175
Computer Networking 36 56 176
Civil Engineering 36 55 178
Electronic Engineering 37 65 180
Nuclear Engineering 31 68 182
Petroleum Engineering 33 67 186
Biomedical Engineering 16 37 193
Transportation Engineering 30 50 205
Robotics 35 70 216
Biochemical Engineering 19 39 217
Biotechnology 13 33 230
Mining Engineering 49 82 233
Computer Engineering 37 71 239
Acoustical Engineering 41 73 251
Marine Engineering 42 84 267
Aerospace Engineering 41 75 293
Firefighting and Fire Science 59 96 294
Mechanical Engineering 47 91 301
Reliability and Quality Engineering 47 88 305
Architectural Engineering 47 96 332
Structural Engineering 55 108 348
Operations Research 48 106 360
Systems Engineering 44 81 368
Automotive Engineering 57 131 376
Automation and Control engineering 69 151 417
Human-Computer Interaction 39 85 439
Engineering Management 56 89 477
Landscape Architecture 80 130 509
Renewable Energy Engineering 64 187 534
Technical Drawing 90 202 575
Construction Management 66 155 591
Agricultural Engineering 73 243 631
Product and Industrial Design 72 185 665
Industrial Engineering 86 200 688
Aviation 60 158 716

Physics rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 29th for Physics in China and 161st in the World with 54,228 publications made and 1,010,635 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#29 of 553 In China
#48 of 2,752 In Asia
#161 of 6,484 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 58 37
1991 52 48
1992 74 75
1993 75 92
1994 70 93
1995 82 89
1996 79 115
1997 108 169
1998 132 181
1999 147 295
2000 176 332
2001 200 434
2002 259 546
2003 416 840
2004 600 1233
2005 804 2191
2006 1058 3127
2007 1323 4674
2008 1450 6784
2009 1546 9429
2010 1685 11760
2011 1829 15797
2012 1888 20288
2013 1944 26204
2014 2046 32252
2015 2219 39666
2016 2348 46273
2017 2975 56885
2018 3533 69435
2019 4534 91900
2020 5173 119857
2021 6754 176403
2022 6364 197634

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Nanotechnology 24 40 76
Applied/Engineering Physics 22 36 101
Optical Engineering 19 34 112
Materials Science 33 53 137
Quantum and Particle physics 27 46 158
Condensed Matter Physics 20 46 169
Nuclear Physics 14 35 199
Theoretical Physics 12 34 230
Acoustical Engineering 41 73 251
Astrobiology 20 39 267
Atomic and Molecular physics 16 44 271
Astrophysics and Astronomy 29 55 302
Biophysics 18 53 330
Medical Physics 28 127 618

Medicine rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 11th for Medicine in China and 235th in the World with 47,528 publications made and 814,746 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Surgery, Immunology, Oncology and Cancer research, Psychiatry.

Medicine ranking Location
#11 of 542 In China
#31 of 2,743 In Asia
#235 of 6,552 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 56 47
1991 63 68
1992 75 75
1993 72 87
1994 74 105
1995 82 129
1996 68 134
1997 95 139
1998 117 167
1999 108 203
2000 146 212
2001 186 293
2002 234 393
2003 393 507
2004 509 806
2005 686 1235
2006 913 1951
2007 1206 2830
2008 1288 4222
2009 1400 5931
2010 1467 8181
2011 1735 11205
2012 1684 15141
2013 1855 20049
2014 2032 25362
2015 2126 32095
2016 2269 37797
2017 2752 45994
2018 3088 50559
2019 3907 68519
2020 4479 97043
2021 5488 145715
2022 5113 166629

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Optometry 1 2 17
Ophthalmology 1 1 26
Oncology and Cancer research 11 24 106
Radiation Therapy 10 22 111
Pharmacology 12 23 139
Sonography and Ultrasound 11 27 150
Forensic Science 5 18 157
Virology 9 24 169
Pharmacy 22 47 186
Immunology 9 26 187
Dentistry 7 38 190
Biomedical Engineering 16 37 193
Epidemiology 10 27 225
Pathology 11 33 227
Surgery 10 38 230
Orthodontics 8 49 235
Toxicology 15 49 247
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 13 73 277
Public Health 7 20 279
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 13 53 290
Urology 16 58 295
Veterinary 16 62 313
Anatomy and Physiology 13 53 318
Respiratory Therapy 14 53 324
Cosmetology 12 83 342
Psychiatry 13 49 352
Cardiology 14 75 354
Anesthesiology 13 71 356
Family medicine 10 48 370
Dermatology 11 88 373
Health Science 14 40 380
Occupational Therapy 10 54 401
Physical Therapy 14 56 409
Nursing 10 39 410
Audiology 12 53 411
Pediatrics 11 79 418
Healthcare Management (MHA) 11 43 430
Social Work 9 20 431
Plastic Surgery 12 111 468
Neurosurgery 21 158 496
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 17 64 528
Sports Medicine 14 73 535
Critical Care Nursing 18 91 539
Clinical Psychology 16 53 549
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 17 100 551
Gerontology 12 59 562
Medical Physics 28 127 618
Sports / Exercise science 18 80 642
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 16 70 667

Environmental Science rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 17th for Environmental Science in China and 179th in the World with 44,093 publications made and 737,529 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#17 of 550 In China
#31 of 2,777 In Asia
#179 of 6,683 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 30 33
1991 27 48
1992 29 50
1993 40 61
1994 25 54
1995 34 43
1996 21 61
1997 48 88
1998 55 92
1999 70 129
2000 118 145
2001 162 225
2002 178 280
2003 323 1640
2004 549 656
2005 695 1081
2006 977 1701
2007 1258 2596
2008 1268 3801
2009 1308 5715
2010 1466 7248
2011 1637 10035
2012 1531 13039
2013 1547 17025
2014 1563 20957
2015 1719 25656
2016 1891 31146
2017 2342 39011
2018 2785 47986
2019 3731 66610
2020 4346 90637
2021 5484 136741
2022 5050 156589

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Computer Science rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 24th for Computer Science in China and 196th in the World with 42,512 publications made and 606,932 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Neuroscience, Computer Vision.

Computer Science ranking Location
#24 of 559 In China
#42 of 2,768 In Asia
#196 of 6,597 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 37 11
1991 36 23
1992 34 40
1993 37 27
1994 48 55
1995 43 54
1996 44 51
1997 63 88
1998 80 100
1999 74 141
2000 103 151
2001 129 233
2002 147 247
2003 232 298
2004 435 450
2005 631 738
2006 831 1205
2007 1038 1865
2008 1226 2929
2009 1332 4028
2010 1407 5661
2011 1492 7727
2012 1463 10316
2013 1497 13742
2014 1458 17234
2015 1600 21359
2016 1736 25645
2017 2155 32406
2018 2679 40224
2019 3538 57090
2020 4230 81830
2021 5600 123920
2022 5328 137017

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Computer Science.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 16th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in China and 353rd in the World with 34,306 publications made and 449,047 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Philosophy, Law, History, Archaeology.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#16 of 559 In China
#32 of 2,813 In Asia
#353 of 6,939 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 12 14
1991 13 33
1992 17 30
1993 19 31
1994 25 32
1995 28 45
1996 15 33
1997 32 75
1998 30 59
1999 47 95
2000 78 100
2001 112 184
2002 155 204
2003 243 525
2004 484 295
2005 618 491
2006 853 753
2007 1060 1237
2008 1115 1771
2009 1163 2652
2010 1243 3568
2011 1305 4920
2012 1226 6885
2013 1153 9007
2014 1165 11405
2015 1285 14448
2016 1332 17741
2017 1683 22267
2018 2079 28069
2019 2730 40398
2020 3380 60207
2021 4366 92364
2022 3880 102893

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Mathematics rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 25th for Mathematics in China and 206th in the World with 22,684 publications made and 296,247 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Math Teachers.

Mathematics ranking Location
#25 of 549 In China
#37 of 2,612 In Asia
#206 of 6,132 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 9 6
1991 9 11
1992 9 9
1993 11 17
1994 13 13
1995 17 19
1996 14 16
1997 16 29
1998 15 46
1999 31 39
2000 39 57
2001 48 74
2002 49 95
2003 97 92
2004 218 173
2005 308 267
2006 432 437
2007 506 757
2008 600 1071
2009 680 1568
2010 695 2202
2011 789 2984
2012 810 4293
2013 862 5741
2014 863 7147
2015 915 9337
2016 953 10924
2017 1120 13818
2018 1363 17394
2019 1887 25060
2020 2225 34344
2021 3100 56028
2022 3026 63139

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 27 38 141
Statistics 24 37 208
Applied Mathematics 35 51 209
Actuarial Science 23 38 351
Operations Research 48 106 360
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 41 74 426
Math Teachers 28 101 636

Psychology rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 12th for Psychology in China and 297th in the World with 21,607 publications made and 316,768 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Social Psychology, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#12 of 547 In China
#35 of 2,647 In Asia
#297 of 6,353 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 33 17
1991 33 27
1992 31 41
1993 32 24
1994 39 36
1995 47 50
1996 41 41
1997 52 41
1998 52 73
1999 55 70
2000 60 71
2001 87 103
2002 104 137
2003 156 133
2004 228 189
2005 310 369
2006 418 555
2007 513 942
2008 602 1419
2009 632 1915
2010 749 2780
2011 791 3828
2012 786 5266
2013 805 6939
2014 893 8988
2015 905 11267
2016 978 14143
2017 1140 17452
2018 1373 20788
2019 1690 28483
2020 1979 39483
2021 2709 61390
2022 2510 67509

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Cognitive Science 19 31 171
Neuroscience 9 33 289
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 15 48 350
Psychiatry 13 49 352
Occupational Therapy 10 54 401
Social Psychology 21 45 427
Social Work 9 20 431
Education Majors 26 65 488
Child Psychology 15 42 538
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 23 54 548
Clinical Psychology 16 53 549
Sexology 7 42 693
Special Education 17 94 886

Business rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 34th for Business in China and 305th in the World with 12,767 publications made and 138,628 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#34 of 554 In China
#53 of 2,509 In Asia
#305 of 6,002 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 1 0
1991 1 6
1992 2 6
1993 3 6
1994 3 5
1995 6 6
1996 9 13
1997 12 7
1998 8 9
1999 14 19
2000 29 24
2001 27 20
2002 65 41
2003 70 36
2004 236 80
2005 292 103
2006 388 164
2007 470 297
2008 485 475
2009 502 772
2010 541 1149
2011 543 1479
2012 509 2063
2013 493 2821
2014 456 3757
2015 450 4541
2016 444 5383
2017 539 7104
2018 658 9055
2019 923 12897
2020 1145 19497
2021 1591 32113
2022 1388 33504

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 2 3 16
Supply Chain Management 40 70 212
Entrepreneurship 7 16 264
Real Estate 26 44 267
Marketing 22 40 295
Investment Banking and Stock trading 24 51 304
Management 40 70 311
Advertising 15 36 325
Finance 28 49 333
Actuarial Science 23 38 351
Operations Research 48 106 360
Public Policy / Administration 11 20 363
Entertainment Industry Business 15 35 390
Accounting 23 49 404
Management Information Systems 29 64 472
Human Resource Management 24 59 474
Engineering Management 56 89 477
Tax Law 36 77 493
Occupational Safety and Health 12 63 506
Risk Management 45 87 518
International Business 32 63 541
International Trade 33 64 565
Construction Management 66 155 591
Project Management 40 104 659

Economics rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 25th for Economics in China and 330th in the World with 8,521 publications made and 97,123 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, International Trade.

Economics ranking Location
#25 of 540 In China
#41 of 2,385 In Asia
#330 of 5,789 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 0 3
1991 1 5
1992 1 3
1993 4 6
1994 2 4
1995 9 11
1996 6 9
1997 7 8
1998 5 12
1999 10 17
2000 23 17
2001 24 20
2002 49 23
2003 62 16
2004 145 44
2005 196 83
2006 281 100
2007 286 170
2008 334 300
2009 331 482
2010 378 718
2011 379 971
2012 354 1274
2013 364 1746
2014 308 2361
2015 311 3055
2016 298 3468
2017 372 4559
2018 410 5774
2019 604 8571
2020 763 13102
2021 989 21996
2022 908 24528

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Development Studies 14 26 289
Investment Banking and Stock trading 24 51 304
Finance 28 49 333
Actuarial Science 23 38 351
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 41 74 426
Agricultural Economics 43 99 427
Environmental Economics 58 121 454
Political Economy 9 28 501
International Trade 33 64 565
International Relations and Diplomacy 29 76 598
International Economics 36 82 681

Art & Design rankings

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 18th for Art & Design in China and 279th in the World with 6,062 publications made and 62,394 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Computer Graphics, Multimedia.

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

Art & Design ranking Location
#18 of 546 In China
#37 of 2,183 In Asia
#279 of 5,426 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 0 1
1991 4 2
1992 5 4
1993 6 8
1994 6 10
1995 2 3
1996 3 7
1997 5 4
1998 8 9
1999 3 13
2000 18 19
2001 34 18
2002 37 19
2003 66 33
2004 115 41
2005 160 91
2006 208 128
2007 255 202
2008 284 309
2009 269 385
2010 289 551
2011 282 715
2012 276 966
2013 200 1214
2014 180 1663
2015 202 1966
2016 218 2384
2017 249 3066
2018 327 4086
2019 415 5955
2020 517 8495
2021 662 12166
2022 553 13248

The following table provides academic rankings for Sun Yat - Sen University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Architecture 25 34 173
Animation 38 59 203
Computer Graphics 29 54 204
Performing arts 11 19 232
Literature 14 26 278
Fashion Design 20 37 278
Graphic Design 33 55 290
Aesthetics 18 40 291
Music 11 33 318
Entertainment Industry Business 15 35 390
Game Design and Development 25 67 396
Multimedia 24 72 423
Painting and Drawing 46 83 449
Sculpture 46 83 449
Art History 9 23 468
Illustration and Concept Art 50 90 474
Landscape Architecture 80 130 509
Creative Writing 18 32 516
Singing and Vocal Performance 31 85 522
Photography 25 79 555
UX/UI Desgin 45 120 589
Interior Design 116 204 655
Cinematography 33 126 972