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SUFE Economics & Business and Social Sciences, General, entered Global Top 1% of ESI


On May 9th, American local time, Clarivate Analytics released the latest data of ESI (Essential Science Indicators). Economics & Business and Social Sciences, General, of SUFE reached the top 1% for the first time, which marks the early realization of the phased goal of our double-first-class discipline construction in 2020. It is a milestone in the history of SUFE discipline construction and a good beginning for SUFE to achieve the overall goal of first-class discipline construction.

According to the latest data (covering time of paper data from January 1st, 2009 to February 28th, 2019) 333 institutions have entered the top 1% of ESI Economics and Business in the world. In the past ten years 708 international high-level papers of SUFE have been published in this field, and have been cited 4194 times. With regard to ESI Social Sciences, a total of 1460 institutions have entered the first 1% in the world. In the past ten years, 216 international high-level papers of SUFE have been published in this area, receiving 1514 citations.

In recent years, SUFE has attached great importance to discipline construction, and followed the law of discipline connotation construction and development, striving to strengthen the construction of academic teams, talent introduction and training, scientific research and internationalization, etc. The level of discipline construction has been continuously improved. The overall goal of SUFE's double-first-class program is to continue to promote the “discipline competitiveness enhancement plan in accordance with the vision of building an internationally renowned research university specializing in Finance and Economics to form a “first-class management discipline and advanced legal and liberal sciences pattern, and to significantly enhance the international influence of the dominant disciplines. 

Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is a basic analysis and evaluation tool launched in 2001 by ISI, a world-renowned academic information publishing institution, to measure the performance of scientific research and track the trend of scientific development. It is based on more than 12,000 academic periodicals in the world collected by Web of Science (SCIE/SSCI) of Clarivate Analytics. ESI has become one of the most important evaluation tools for evaluating the international academic level and influence of universities, academic institutions, countries and regions in the world. 

“SUFE Economics & Business” entering the top 1% of the ESI world ranking can be seen as a breakthrough point; several dominant disciplines have entered the world's first-class ranks, and some disciplines entered the world's front ranks.

Proofread by Dominic Graham

(From Office of Science and Research )