In October 2019, USNews announced the global university rankings in 28 subject areas. Compared with last year, the list released this time added 6 university departments: oncology, surgery, heart and cardiovascular, Civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering. In the ranking of civil engineering disciplines, China's colleges and universities performed well, with three seats in the top five. Among them, Tsinghua University won the championship, Tongji University ranked second, and our school ranked fourth.
US News officially launched the USNews World University Rankings in October 2014. The rankings are recognized by the ARWU World University Academic Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the QS World University Rankings as the four more authoritative world university rankings. The ranking indicators for engineering disciplines are as follows:
Civil engineering is a traditional superiority discipline of Beijing Jiaotong University. It has a long history of running a school. At present, it has six professional directions, including bridge engineering, tunnel and underground engineering, geotechnical engineering, building structural engineering, disaster prevention and mitigation engineering, and municipal engineering. A group of well-structured teachers of the old and middle-aged teachers, including more than 60 professors, have a doctoral degree of more than 90%, and more than 10 teaching and research platforms at the provincial and ministerial level. For a long time, the civil engineering discipline of our institute has taken the initiative to meet the major strategic needs of the country and cultivated a large number of outstanding talents for the modernization of China's infrastructure. Especially in the field of national rail transit, it has participated in the construction of a number of national major projects such as the Qinghai-Tibet Railway and Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway. He has undertaken a large number of research projects for research and development, and contributed to the wisdom and strength of the civil engineering people of Jiaotong University for the development of the railway industry in New China.
In September 2019, the "Outline for the Construction of a Powerful Country" issued by the state clearly pointed out that by the middle of this century, a comprehensive transportation country will be built. As a discipline with distinctive traffic characteristics, we will continue to inherit and carry forward the rigorous and pragmatic construction of the civil servants of Jiaotong University. The fine tradition has made greater contributions to the early establishment of China as a world transportation power.