On October 11, the Chinese Mainland University Rankings 2019 was officially released by the QS. There were 99 mainland universities on the list, including 42 first-rate construction universities, 47 colleges and universities with first-class disciplines and 10 non-“double first-rate” universities. As a provincial university in Liaoning province, Liaoning University was the only one on the list ranking the 97th.
The QS Chinese Mainland Universities Rankings, issued for the first time, aims at the independent analysis of the performance of mainland universities and releasing the top 100 universities. The QS adopts eight evaluation indicators to compile the ranking, including academic reputation (30%), employer evaluation (20%), faculty-student ratio (20%), ratio of teachers with doctorate degrees (10%), the number of citations (5%), the number of papers per person (10%), international faculty ratio (2.5%), and international student ratio (2.5%).