China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) released the fourth round evaluation results of China Discipline Ranking (CDR) on Dec. 28. MSE Mechanical Engineering is graded A+, the highest level among the rankings (along with Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Harbin Institute of Technology).
China Discipline Ranking evaluates the first-level disciplines of accredited universities and colleges awarding doctoral degrees in accordance with the Discipline Catalogue of Degree Awarding and Talent Training jointly approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council (ADCSC) and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Since its start in 2002, CDR has been held every four years and has completed four evaluations by now. In the third round evaluation in 2012, MSE tied for No. 1 with Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The fourth round discipline evaluation mainly focuses on a “university or college’s teaching staff and resources”, “its talent training quality”, “its scientific research level” and “its social services and discipline reputation. Different from the former three rounds, the fourth round evaluation announces the results by adopting “gradation” for the first time. Instead of releasing the rankings of each university or college with specific scores, it announces the results by classifying the top 70% disciplines of universities or colleges into three types (ABC) and nine levels, among which the top 2% (or top 2) are graded A+.
And according to Shanghai Ranking’s the Best Academic Subjects in China 2017, MSE Mechanical Engineering ranks No.1. This result can be seen as a remarkable achievement made by MSE’s orientation of sticking to the scientific development of disciplines, demonstrating its endeavor and competence to build “world-class discipline”.