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KUST Ranks 74th among the Top 100 Chinese Innovation Universities in 2017

     According to the statistics resealed by a national evaluating organization recently, Kunming University of Science and Technology(KUST) ranks 74th among “The Top 100 Innovation Universities in the Chinese Mainland in 2017” and it is the only list university of Yunnan Province. Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University and Peking University rank top three respectively.

     This ranking list is based on the relevant universities’ original statistics of per capita scientific research funds, the number of National Science and Technology Awards, national patent awards, valid invention patents, and the ESI top 1% disciplines in the world to showcase the universities’ innovation from their scientific research capacity, innovation potentials, academic level and innovation platforms, aiming at picking out those universities that can help promote the development of new technologies and innovation, and boost China’s economic transformation and industrial upgrading.

     KUST is the largest university as well as the only polytechnic university across Yunnan Province at present. It has approximately 70 thousand on-campus students and has about 2.57 million graduates of different academic levels. 17 majors have passed the national education accreditation, ranking the 2nd among all the universities in China. KUST wins 5 National Teaching Achievement Awards and 14 national science and technology awards. It possesses 135 Sci-tech innovation platforms. In the past 10 years, KUST has obtained 1,025 NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) project approvals with a total fund of 42.4 million yuan($6.8 million), and 5,355 patent grants and 1,064 valid invention patents.


                             (Translated and Edited by Division of International Cooperation &

                                                              Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures)