Universities in Shanghai, China
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Shanghai
28 out of 30
  • Universities in Shanghai
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
32
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  • Universities in Shanghai
  • (26 institution and 6 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Shanghai
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Shanghai, China

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Shanghai
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Shanghai Jiao Tong University with highest ranking among universities in Shanghai ranked #14.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index published most recent results of Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific. Includes 9 universities from Shanghai.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific updated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked highest among 9 listed universities in Shanghai.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). Includes 78 universities from Shanghai.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Shanghai

Civil Engineering
#1 
Tongji University
Civil Engineering
#2 
Tongji University
Art & Design
#13 
Tongji University
Philosophy
#31 
Fudan University
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#43 
Fudan University
Statistics
#51 
Fudan University
Agricultural Sciences
#75 
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Linguistics
#85 
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Rankings of universities in Shanghai, China 2021

#1

Fudan University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #70 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #34 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #54 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #6 
  • #100 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #47 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #14 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

Tongji University

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #21 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #9 
  • #256 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #21 
  • #95 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

East China Normal University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (60 reviews)
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  • #14 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #27 
  • #501 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #57 
  • #288 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

Shanghai University

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #56 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #387 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #59 
  • #292 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

East China University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #71 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #33 
  • #601 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #44 
  • #247 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
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  • #57 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #393 
  • #608 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #89 
  • #1006 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#8

Shanghai Maritime University

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (28 reviews)
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  • #58 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #247 
  • #536 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #113 
  • #1195 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]


#9

Donghua University

Student satisfaction: 4.1 / 5.0 (14 reviews)
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  • #91 
  • #379 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #62 
  • #736 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #50 
  • #280 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#10

Shanghai International Studies University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (30 reviews)
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  • #49 
  • #801 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #418 
  • #621 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #340 
  • #2236 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#11

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.8 / 5.0 (26 reviews)
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  • #135 
  • #456 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #140 
  • #775 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #96 
  • #601 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#12

Shanghai Normal University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • #200 
  • #502 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #110 
  • #1170 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #91 
  • #480 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#13

Second Military Medical University

  • #63 
  • #296 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #131 
  • #1329 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #145 
  • #801 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#14

Shanghai University of Electric Power

  • #239 
  • #528 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #207 
  • #1197 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #217 
  • #1843 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]


#15

Shanghai University of Engineering Science

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  • #254 
  • #538 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #222 
  • #1320 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #234 
  • #1984 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 15 June, 2020]

#16

Shanghai Ocean University

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • #243 
  • #531 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #143 
  • #1396 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #184 
  • #1019 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#17

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (7 reviews)
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  • #103 
  • #415 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #486 
  • #1499 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #136 
  • #724 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

#18

Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #470 
  • #656 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #102 
  • #401 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #122 
  • #128 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]

#19

Shanghai Polytechnic University

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • #330 
  • #573 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #422 
  • #3282 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #240 
  • #254 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]

#20

Shanghai Dianji University

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  • #383 
  • #603 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #406 
  • #3102 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #359 
  • #391 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]

#21

Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce

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  • #452 
  • #638 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #186 
  • #193 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]
  • #407 
  • #3673 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#22

Shanghai University of Sport

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  • #348 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #332 
  • #2463 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]
  • #360 
  • #391 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]

#23

East China University of Political Science and Law

  • #110 
  • #115 
BCUR Best Chinese Universities Ranking - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 15 May, 2020]
  • #515 
  • #6247 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]
  • #328 
  • #3068 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#24

NYU Stern - NYU Shanghai, NYU Shanghai

  • #16 
  • #74 
CWTS Leiden Ranking
[Published 09 July, 2020]
  • #563 
  • #7530 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#25

Shanghai University of Political Science and Law

  • #493 
  • #4866 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#26

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

  • #514 
  • #6226 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Shanghai Theatre Academy

  • #522 
  • #6434 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#28

Sanda University

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  • #553 
  • #7330 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#29

Shanghai Finance University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

#30

Shanghai Institute of Technology


Shanghai Key Facts for International Students

Population: 22316000

Time: GMT +8

District/province: Shanghai Shi,

Living costs for students in Shanghai:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 77* (23% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 68* (32% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 91* (9% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 19.36 CNY
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 220 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

Fudan University ranks #1 in Shanghai in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Shanghai Shanghai Jiao Tong University is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 47 rankings where Shanghai Jiao Tong University is listed.

Tongji University is ranked best in Shanghai for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the Tongji University.

Tongji University is ranked best in Shanghai for Natural Sciences (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the Tongji University.

Tongji University is ranked best in Shanghai for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the Tongji University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

Fudan University is ranked best in Shanghai for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the Fudan University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University is ranked best in Shanghai for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Ranking publishers

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

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Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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