Outside the list, perhaps it is a one-sided pursuit of individual indicators. At the end of 2016, Qufu Normal University took mathematics as a provincial first-class discipline, and filled in the construction goal statement. From 2016 to 2020, the university needs to complete 80 academic papers every year, including about 60 papers included in SCI (scientific and Technological Literature Retrieval System).
Qufu Normal University. Information map
Paper citation is an important index of ranking
Recently, Qufu Normal University ranked the first in China in mathematics discipline ranking of Chinese universities published by U.S. News, beating Peking University and Tsinghua University. Shandong University of science and technology also ranked third, surpassing Tsinghua, Fudan and other well-known universities.
After the list was published, there was heated discussion. Some people believe that the two colleges and universities in Shandong are taking advantage of the loopholes in the ranking rules to improve the ranking.
According to the ranking of American universities and world universities, the ranking of American universities and universities in the world is more than that of the world university rankings published by the times.
U. According to the official website of s.news, there are 13 criteria for the ranking of world universities. Among them, the literature measurement index accounts for the highest proportion (65%), followed by the reputation measurement index (25%), and the scientific research achievement measurement index (10%).
Some scholars have pointed out that based on this rule, if a school wants to improve its ranking, it only needs to do two things: one is to adopt various incentive measures to increase the number of papers published by the school; the other is to require teachers and students to quote each other in their papers on the basis of winning by quantity.
U. S. news world university ranking criteria. screenshot
Among them, impact of standard paper citation, percentage of publications with top 10% citation rate and percentage of papers and publications with top 1% citation ranked first, while indexes of total number of papers cited and number of publications in top 10% citation rate ranked first.
Several other data show that the schools mathematics major ranks lower in terms of international academic research.
In addition, according to the U.S. News rankings of mathematics majors of Chinese universities in 2019, Peking University and Fudan University are ranked first and second respectively, while Qufu Normal University and Shandong University of science and technology are not in the top 15.
U.S. News ranking of mathematics majors of Chinese universities in 2019. Information map
Ranking is done by foreign institutions, not schools
On the afternoon of the 23rd, Bai Yuzhen, a professor at the school of Mathematical Sciences of Qufu Normal University, told the Beijing news that he had also seen the ranking published by U.S. News, but he believed that this was the institutional behavior of U.S. News and had nothing to do with the school.
Bai Yuzhen mentioned that different world university ranking systems have different emphases and reference standards. They know what the strength of their mathematics discipline is and that there is a gap between them and the Mathematics Department of Peking University. Maybe in another ten years, we will not shake the position of No.1 in the Department of mathematics of Peking University.
The academic degree and graduate education development center of the Ministry of education once carried out the fourth round of national discipline evaluation in 2017. The results show that in mathematics, Qufu Normal Universitys evaluation result is B -, while that of Peking University and Fudan University is a +, and that of Tsinghua University is a.
Suntech ranked high, thanks to the large number of papers
On the afternoon of the 23rd, the head of the Department of Systems Science (data science and Engineering), School of mathematics and systems science, Shandong University of science and technology, told the Beijing news that international university rankings have different standards, and U.S. Newss ranking is not comprehensive.
As for other indexes, such as talents and platforms, the person in charge believes that there is a big gap between Shandong University of science and technology and well-known universities such as Peking University.
As for whether the school is deliberately using the ranking loophole to upgrade its position in the ranking list of foreign universities, the person in charge denied. We just do what we can do under the requirements of relevant policies (building provincial first-class disciplines)
U. According to S. news, Qufu Normal University ranked first in terms of scores. Source: U.S.News world university ranking website
According to the official website of Shandong Provincial Department of education, in 2016, the notice on publishing the list of first-class disciplines in Shandong Province issued by Shandong Provincial Department of education showed that, with the approval of the Provincial Department of finance, in 2016, the funding for each natural science discipline was 25 million yuan.
The above list shows that the mathematics discipline of Qufu Normal University has been selected into the first-class discipline construction list of Shandong Province.
In addition, Qufu Normal University, at the end of 2016, took mathematics as a first-class discipline in the province and filled in the construction goal statement. According to the above mission statement, 80 academic papers need to be completed every year from 2016 to 2020, of which about 60 papers are included in SCI.
Xiong Bingqi, a famous educator and vice president of the 21st Century Education Research Institute, told the Beijing news that if colleges and universities do not care about the quality of teaching but take papers as the standard, they will deviate from the schools human centered orientation.
Xiong Bingqi believes that domestic universities need not pay too much attention to these rankings. These rankings will select the common index of all universities, that is, papers to rank, and will emphasize the number of papers and the citation rate of papers. In fact, the number of papers and citation rate can be artificially falsified, and can not be used as an important indicator to assess a university.
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