Peking University ranks in the world’s top 50 in a total of 32 subjects, and the highest among universities in Mainland China, according to the 2020 QS rankings by subject.
In fields specifically related to the Guanghua School of Management, PKU’s Accounting and Finance rises one spot to the 23th in the world/1st in Mainland China from last year, Economics and Econometrics up five spots to 25th in the world/1st in Mainland China while Business and Management Studies ranks the 36th in the world/2nd in Mainland China.
The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings and names the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects and five composite faculty areas. This year’s rankings are based on four major aspects including academic reputation, employer reputation, papers and citations as well as H-index that measures both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar.
Academic Reputation: Guanghua offers a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate, master and MBA programs as well as innovative courses in Fintech, Reits and other cutting-edge fields, fostering a team of data and analysis talents for the frontline of China’s economic development.
Employer Reputation: Guanghua alumni include faculty members at the world’s leading colleges and universities as well as heavyweights in the political and commercial circles, earning praises from various employers such as China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Huawei and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Papers & Citations: In 2017, Guanghua launched its Thought Leadership Platform with the mission to promote research addressing critical and structural problems in public policy and frontier business practices in China and contribute to industrial and national development, developing more than 100 research projects so far along with cases, courses, forums and reports.
H-index: With a 111-strong full-time faculty, Guanghua saw more than 100 academic papers accepted or published by leading domestic and overseas publications. Guanghua scholars routinely ranked first in the Most Cited Researchers in Chinese colleges in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences in the past 12 years.
“Ranking is not everything, but it does reflect world recognitions and the progress of a college after long-term development efforts,” said Guanghua’s Dean Liu Qiao, “In fact, what Guanghua has done is far beyond the scope of this evaluation.”
According to Liu, Guanghua sticks to academic studies based on science and reasons, with a focus on pushing forward research on major issues in China’s economic development and commercial frontlines. “Comparing us with other leading business colleges will help understand our position in the world and motivates us further to build a world-class business school in China.”