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03/10/2017 HYU News > Performance

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2017 QS World University Rankings By Subject

Hanyang University has continued its upward trend

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The QS announced the 2017 World University Rankings By Subject in 46 different subject areas on March 8th on www.topuniversities.com. Hanyang University ranked within the top 200 in 20 different subjects areas including 5 more subjects than last year.

Hanyang University has shown a large improvement this year. 12 out of 20 subject areas within the top 200 climbed its rank.  Civil and Structural Engineering, in particular, has ranked within the top 50 (43rd) for the first time. Social Policy and Administration, previously outside the 200 ranking, has climbed 3 ranks to the 51~100 range, and Linguistics moved up 2 ranks to the 51~100 range showing a strong upward trend. In addition, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, Business and Management, Communication & Media Studies, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology moved up a rank.

 

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Hanyang’s ranking are as follows: Civil and Structural Engineering (total 1 subject) ranked within 1~50 range; Architecture, Linguistic, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical·Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Social Policy & Administration, and Sports-Related Subjects (total 9 subjects) ranked within top 51~100; Computer Science, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Environmental Science, Business and Management, and Politics & International Studies (total 5 subjects) ranked within the top 101~150; Physics & Astronomy, Accounting & Finance, Communication & Media Studies, Law, and Sociology (total 5 subjects) ranked within the top 151~200.

Four new subjects were included in the QS World University Rankings By Subject to the 42 existing ones making 46 subjects in total. The subject rankings were classified into four categories: ① academic evaluation ② alumni reputation ③ paper quotation ④ H index. The evaluation method was the same as last year. 1-50 are ranked individually, but rankings after 50 are grouped by a 50 ranking range.
 

The Chosun Ilbo reported that 14 departments in Korean universities were ranked in the top 20, twice as high as last year, but not in the top 10, meaning that they did not succeed in entering the top level. The article stated: “Korean universities stand out when it comes to engineering...Hanyang University has entered the top 50 ranks for Civil and Structural Engineering (43rd)”.

▶The QS World University Rankings homepage- Rankings by subjects:
www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2017

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