Sun Yat - Sen University: Rankings

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Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 12th in China, 247th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 28 research topics. Sun Yat - Sen University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 117,251 publications and 2,141,728 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 14 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#247 of 14,131 In the World
#27 of 5,830 In Asia
#12 of 960 In China
#1 of 24 In Guangzhou
#12 of 1,067 For Gastroenterology and Hepatology
#13 of 1,650 For Oncology and Cancer research
#15 of 1,021 For Ophthalmology
#1130 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#453 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 25 other topics

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Medicine

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 2nd for Medicine in China and 90th in the World with 45,816 publications made and 764,130 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Pathology, Immunology.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 441 In China
#5 of 1,964 In Asia
#90 of 4,739 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 8 0
1993 7 12
1994 23 5
1995 6 4
1996 16 2
1997 19 7
1998 25 14
1999 48 135
2000 58 57
2001 73 53
2002 232 156
2003 378 167
2004 502 500
2005 720 619
2006 890 917
2007 1096 1549
2008 1476 1823
2009 2075 2949
2010 2226 3442
2011 2205 4418
2012 2387 4884
2013 2581 5989
2014 2809 7494
2015 2571 7079
2016 2886 10189
2017 3073 11717
2018 3185 8908
2019 3943 10261
2020 4684 17134
2021 5572 3303
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 1 1 12
Oncology and Cancer research 1 1 13
Ophthalmology 1 1 15
Radiation Therapy 1 1 17
Optometry 3 4 32
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 1 3 37
Sonography and Ultrasound 2 4 49
Pathology 1 6 54
Urology 4 7 62
Pharmacology 7 11 69
Virology 5 12 78
Surgery 4 11 94
Immunology 3 9 97
Forensic Science 13 19 124
Neurosurgery 7 32 135
Anesthesiology 8 20 140
Epidemiology 10 15 149
Pharmacy 16 38 161
Cosmetology 5 28 171
Respiratory Therapy 13 26 173
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 6 13 177
Dentistry 6 43 178
Orthodontics 6 43 181
Biomedical Engineering 16 39 191
Dermatology 6 32 198
Health Science 8 12 200
Critical Care Nursing 8 16 209
Public Health 8 17 214
Nursing 5 10 236
Cardiology 11 44 238
Veterinary 10 48 239
Occupational Therapy 7 23 242
Anatomy and Physiology 6 32 248
Pediatrics 10 33 261
Toxicology 18 55 267
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 12 33 280
Physical Therapy 9 28 286
Audiology 9 29 291
Family medicine 12 36 294
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 10 23 315
Sports Medicine 7 35 345
Plastic Surgery 16 97 360
Gerontology 12 41 373
Medical Physics 20 57 387
Healthcare Management (MHA) 14 44 399
Sports / Exercise science 8 39 443
Social Work 12 27 473
Clinical Psychology 12 42 480
Psychiatry 14 61 531

Biology

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 5th for Biology in China and 88th in the World with 34,619 publications made and 841,743 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 477 In China
#12 of 1,987 In Asia
#88 of 4,496 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 2
1992 10 1
1993 10 4
1994 25 12
1995 9 11
1996 11 7
1997 21 19
1998 46 28
1999 60 40
2000 91 86
2001 91 115
2002 179 161
2003 319 370
2004 421 615
2005 562 819
2006 693 1184
2007 785 2137
2008 958 2028
2009 1304 2451
2010 1483 3872
2011 1573 4645
2012 1728 6842
2013 1924 6738
2014 2082 8577
2015 2100 8392
2016 2449 10374
2017 2598 11392
2018 2466 9587
2019 2991 11120
2020 3530 12128
2021 4061 7376
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Oncology and Cancer research 1 1 13
Nanotechnology 14 23 52
Pharmacology 7 11 69
Virology 5 12 78
Immunology 3 9 97
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 7 12 100
Molecular Biology 1 13 100
Entomology 4 11 125
Botany 9 28 149
Microbiology 7 21 164
Genetics 8 20 164
Animal Science 8 21 171
Evolutionary Biology 2 10 195
Horticulture 23 66 217
Biotechnology 17 45 236
Biophysics 17 41 259
Agricultural Science 27 62 264
Toxicology 18 55 267
Biochemistry 11 38 267
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 6 36 281
Zoology 4 22 288
Nutrition and Food Science 34 96 302
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 10 23 315
Paleontology 17 42 348
Neuroscience 12 43 352
Forestry 22 67 395
Astrobiology 11 48 480

Chemistry

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 22nd for Chemistry in China and 117th in the World with 17,963 publications made and 539,236 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#22 of 466 In China
#40 of 2,014 In Asia
#117 of 4,317 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 23 3
1992 23 2
1993 41 11
1994 34 9
1995 25 14
1996 66 20
1997 60 32
1998 79 44
1999 127 62
2000 105 81
2001 119 255
2002 164 383
2003 234 517
2004 270 556
2005 348 883
2006 412 985
2007 462 1557
2008 556 1410
2009 588 1790
2010 670 1934
2011 730 2465
2012 810 3742
2013 850 3927
2014 1004 5329
2015 1023 4823
2016 1036 5780
2017 1219 7259
2018 1378 7457
2019 1646 7770
2020 1691 5034
2021 2084 2073
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Chemical Engineering 25 35 47
Nanotechnology 14 23 52
Radiochemistry 28 49 57
Inorganic Chemistry 23 39 72
Environmental Chemistry 10 13 76
Materials Science 32 53 97
Organic Chemistry 21 40 140
Pharmacy 16 38 161
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 17 38 211
Physical chemistry 23 45 217
Petrology and Geochemistry 15 31 221
Computational Chemistry 17 42 267
Biochemistry 11 38 267
Nutrition and Food Science 34 96 302
Biochemical Engineering 21 54 305

Engineering

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 33rd for Engineering in China and 149th in the World with 17,682 publications made and 424,787 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Automation and Control engineering.

Rank Ranking
#33 of 511 In China
#58 of 2,117 In Asia
#149 of 4,624 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 30 1
1992 29 3
1993 40 9
1994 26 6
1995 20 10
1996 54 16
1997 49 27
1998 63 22
1999 95 48
2000 91 37
2001 93 199
2002 125 218
2003 196 435
2004 225 395
2005 318 553
2006 389 669
2007 440 983
2008 570 987
2009 662 1292
2010 669 1186
2011 712 1695
2012 769 3070
2013 782 2970
2014 926 4218
2015 949 3894
2016 1024 4959
2017 1112 6184
2018 1338 6995
2019 1677 7518
2020 1858 5125
2021 2268 2021
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Chemical Engineering 25 35 47
Nanotechnology 14 23 52
Materials Science 32 53 97
Environmental Engineering 21 38 102
Applied/Engineering Physics 23 48 161
Firefighting and Fire Science 30 39 165
Transportation Engineering 24 39 178
Nuclear Engineering 27 69 189
Optical Engineering 32 59 190
Biomedical Engineering 16 39 191
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 17 38 211
Biotechnology 17 45 236
Operations Research 34 65 237
Computer Networking 37 78 245
Remote Sensing 32 57 264
Mining Engineering 56 98 279
Computer Engineering 46 91 290
Telecommunications 36 83 294
Biochemical Engineering 21 54 305
Architecture 30 58 306
Robotics 38 99 315
Petroleum Engineering 60 113 322
Civil Engineering 55 104 336
Systems Engineering 38 80 340
Automation and Control engineering 67 134 350
Agricultural Engineering 48 125 353
Electronic Engineering 45 118 378
Industrial Engineering 52 101 386
Geotechnical Engineering 65 145 395
Construction Management 47 99 407
Electrical Engineering 50 146 416
Renewable Energy Engineering 50 141 419
Acoustical Engineering 62 147 480
Landscape Architecture 74 120 496
Engineering Management 75 114 508
Automotive Engineering 74 195 512
Reliability and Quality Engineering 62 157 513
Marine Engineering 65 170 514
Aviation 46 107 544
Metallurgical Engineering 95 237 552
Structural Engineering 88 202 555
Aerospace Engineering 54 148 619
Product and Industrial Design 65 175 692
Human-Computer Interaction 44 136 724
Architectural Engineering 105 243 739
Technical Drawing 149 323 838
Mechanical Engineering 150 348 885

Physics

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 29th for Physics in China and 153rd in the World with 15,587 publications made and 407,286 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Optical Engineering, Quantum and Particle physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 459 In China
#52 of 1,879 In Asia
#153 of 4,082 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 40 11
1992 30 1
1993 44 8
1994 34 7
1995 28 11
1996 78 21
1997 74 30
1998 86 26
1999 108 58
2000 100 43
2001 102 191
2002 113 167
2003 198 335
2004 195 287
2005 260 446
2006 298 532
2007 326 828
2008 391 761
2009 427 897
2010 461 1036
2011 528 1486
2012 597 2996
2013 608 3190
2014 757 4050
2015 835 3902
2016 909 5181
2017 1045 5506
2018 1345 7528
2019 1661 8152
2020 1749 6361
2021 2053 2161
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Nanotechnology 14 23 52
Materials Science 32 53 97
Applied/Engineering Physics 23 48 161
Optical Engineering 32 59 190
Condensed Matter Physics 17 52 216
Biophysics 17 41 259
Theoretical Physics 14 47 270
Quantum and Particle physics 24 56 325
Nuclear Physics 15 70 379
Atomic and Molecular physics 25 68 381
Medical Physics 20 57 387
Astrophysics and Astronomy 15 69 435
Acoustical Engineering 62 147 480
Astrobiology 11 48 480

Computer Science

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 23rd for Computer Science in China and 174th in the World with 10,464 publications made and 204,765 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Bioinformatics and Computational biology, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Blockchain and Cryptography.

Rank Ranking
#23 of 529 In China
#37 of 1,936 In Asia
#174 of 4,392 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1992 2 0
1993 1 0
1994 1 0
1995 0 0
1996 2 0
1997 3 1
1998 12 1
1999 9 4
2000 24 33
2001 23 16
2002 33 37
2003 52 80
2004 105 97
2005 159 98
2006 175 173
2007 191 198
2008 298 430
2009 427 329
2010 419 514
2011 405 753
2012 469 1654
2013 473 1223
2014 489 1797
2015 559 1913
2016 569 3375
2017 596 3098
2018 759 3714
2019 1162 4694
2020 1372 3700
2021 1673 6045

Environmental Science

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 17th for Environmental Science in China and 209th in the World with 7,916 publications made and 144,583 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Ecology, Environmental Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 440 In China
#27 of 1,655 In Asia
#209 of 4,023 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 1
1992 6 2
1993 6 8
1994 7 1
1995 9 14
1996 5 0
1997 18 20
1998 13 12
1999 29 36
2000 41 34
2001 42 36
2002 44 83
2003 58 137
2004 106 139
2005 120 116
2006 179 213
2007 167 412
2008 281 352
2009 375 630
2010 321 437
2011 331 689
2012 413 871
2013 340 1041
2014 353 1062
2015 340 1259
2016 428 1684
2017 521 2228
2018 557 1875
2019 704 2432
2020 900 2387
2021 1177 770

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 7th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in China and 273rd in the World with 7,708 publications made and 139,869 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Sociology, Political Science, Communications and Public Relations, History.

Rank Ranking
#7 of 524 In China
#15 of 1,903 In Asia
#273 of 5,073 In the World

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

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 0
1992 4 0
1993 1 0
1994 3 0
1995 3 3
1996 4 0
1997 3 1
1998 6 0
1999 15 124
2000 30 1
2001 32 2
2002 65 35
2003 61 53
2004 191 66
2005 197 85
2006 236 148
2007 158 204
2008 340 185
2009 498 992
2010 483 462
2011 535 859
2012 415 762
2013 295 636
2014 419 1115
2015 332 1051
2016 370 2367
2017 388 3486
2018 437 1229
2019 593 1420
2020 714 3097
2021 870 728

Business

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 13th for Business in China and 231st in the World with 4,023 publications made and 47,973 citations received. Main research topics: Hospitality and Hotel Management, Marketing, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Management Information Systems.

Rank Ranking
#13 of 499 In China
#21 of 1,599 In Asia
#231 of 4,001 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 1
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 1 9
1996 1 0
1997 4 1
1998 1 0
1999 5 121
2000 6 0
2001 8 5
2002 30 6
2003 32 27
2004 91 6
2005 124 17
2006 137 60
2007 143 85
2008 200 126
2009 357 100
2010 299 75
2011 301 255
2012 239 406
2013 271 351
2014 245 479
2015 210 478
2016 140 548
2017 162 882
2018 183 885
2019 217 484
2020 295 573
2021 319 271

Mathematics

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 29th for Mathematics in China and 263rd in the World with 2,752 publications made and 31,150 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Statistics, Operations Research.

Rank Ranking
#29 of 462 In China
#48 of 1,446 In Asia
#263 of 3,376 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 5 0
1992 0 0
1993 3 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 1 0
1997 6 4
1998 4 0
1999 8 2
2000 8 1
2001 12 10
2002 14 8
2003 19 24
2004 46 51
2005 69 41
2006 76 49
2007 61 44
2008 128 79
2009 190 156
2010 135 74
2011 154 186
2012 154 176
2013 137 197
2014 142 255
2015 138 414
2016 123 357
2017 133 298
2018 162 478
2019 233 507
2020 258 543
2021 326 203
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Blockchain and Cryptography 30 46 159
Applied Mathematics 26 37 175
Operations Research 34 65 237
Actuarial Science 25 38 290
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 25 49 360
Statistics 25 63 418
Math Teachers 76 228 947

Economics

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 14th for Economics in China and 243rd in the World with 2,200 publications made and 24,545 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#14 of 421 In China
#21 of 1,160 In Asia
#243 of 3,039 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 1
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 1 0
1995 2 3
1996 0 0
1997 2 1
1998 1 0
1999 3 1
2000 4 0
2001 4 5
2002 14 10
2003 19 15
2004 44 7
2005 67 20
2006 72 21
2007 62 24
2008 122 73
2009 170 113
2010 168 56
2011 176 101
2012 138 259
2013 144 123
2014 121 142
2015 124 199
2016 80 183
2017 95 656
2018 107 643
2019 115 234
2020 163 426
2021 177 108

Art & Design

Sun Yat - Sen University ranked 13th for Art & Design in China and 270th in the World with 1,127 publications made and 7,559 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Creative Writing, Multimedia, Aesthetics, Architecture.

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
#13 of 402 In China
#29 of 942 In Asia
#270 of 2,700 In the World

Sun Yat - Sen University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1999 3 123
2000 2 0
2001 7 0
2002 12 0
2003 16 0
2004 31 7
2005 50 7
2006 47 1
2007 36 2
2008 77 10
2009 104 19
2010 134 18
2011 70 1
2012 66 13
2013 49 28
2014 62 24
2015 41 21
2016 44 29
2017 38 121
2018 46 176
2019 60 134
2020 63 139
2021 68 36
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Aesthetics 1 2 83
Photography 7 17 146
Illustration and Concept Art 11 28 264
Computer Graphics 28 75 287
Literature 21 28 294
Architecture 30 58 306
Painting and Drawing 22 46 326
Sculpture 22 46 326
Animation 30 87 362
Game Design and Development 19 60 395
Creative Writing 13 22 408
Music 14 41 432
UX/UI Desgin 27 67 449
Multimedia 24 80 476
Entertainment Industry Business 20 50 477
Landscape Architecture 74 120 496
Performing arts 12 30 588
Singing and Vocal Performance 43 102 605
Graphic Design 48 130 672
Fashion Design 31 82 723
Interior Design 164 296 777
Art History 10 30 835

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Sun Yat - Sen University

Speciality China Asia World Rank
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 9 26 311
Social Psychology 9 18 364
Psychology 10 35 457
Sexology 6 24 572
Child Psychology 15 48 686