WUTs Discipline Material Science and Engineering enters Top 2% in the Fourth China Discipline Ranking

  China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center(CDGDC) has recently announced the results of the Fourth China Discipline Ranking, with WUTs Discipline Material Science and Engineering listed at the highest level : Level A+ (3 universities listed in all, ranking Top 2% in China).

  Among the evaluated disciplines, four disciples of WUT including Mechanical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Design Science and Marxist Theory are listed at the Level B+ (ranking top 10%-20%), and six disciplines are listed at the Level B (ranking top 20%-30%), including Applied Economics, Civil Engineering, Information and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering and Management Science and Engineering.

  Compared with the former three China Discipline rankings, the discipline rankings of WUT has witnessed a substantial improvement, with the discipline of Top 2% rising from scratch.  Meanwhile, the number of Top 10%-20% disciplines has increased from zero to four, Top 20%-30% disciplines from four to six. The followings are the disciplines with remarkable improvements: Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Marxist Theory and Applied Economics, etc.

  Since the merge of three schools in 2000, driven by the national construction of significant projects such as State Project 211 and 985 Innovation Platform for Superior Disciplines, WUTs discipline of Material Science and Engineering has witnessed a significant growth in disciplinary connotations presented in high-level faculty, scientific researches, cultivation of innovative talents, and international cooperation communications, etc. The disciplines overall strength and level have been boosted in the past years, ranking rising from No. 22 in 2002 to No. 5 in 2012, and further up to No. 3 in this year. Over the past 70 years, the discipline has cultivated a large number of high-level talents for our national building materials and new materials industry with more than 100 significant scientific and technological achievements. It has make historic contributions to the development of the national building materials industry, promoting the Chinese building materials industry to grow steadily to take the lead in the world building industries now.