The Clinical Medicine, NWU Enters the top 1% of ESI Worldwide
The Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database updated its latest ESI data on September 11, NWU’s Clinical Medicine Discipline entered the top 1% of ESI worldwide for the first time. So far, the number of NWU’s subjects enlisted in the top 1% of ESI worldwide has increased to 5, including Earth Sciences, Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, and Clinical Medicine, a breakthrough since the launch of 13th Five-Year Plan.
ESI is a basic analysis and evaluation tool to measure the performance of scientific research and track the trend of scientific development. It has become one of the key evaluation indexes to evaluate the academic performance and influence of universities, academic institutions and countries or regions in the world. ESI database consists of 22 subject areas. It is a quantitative analysis database collecting more than 10 million document records of more than 12000 academic journals in the world included by Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (SCIE/SSCI). The statistical data collection period for this update is from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2019.
With years’ effort, NWU established the Faculty of Life Science and Medicine fulfilling the historical responsibility of restoring the Medicine Discipline by following the development orientation characterized by “small scale, solid foundation with distinct features” and utilizing its strength as a comprehensive university equipped with basic biological theories, gene sequencing technology, biomedical analysis tools, and biomedical big data platforms. Through integrating the leading disciplines and active explorations, a series of symbolic achievements have been made, including the publication of papers with international standards. All these inputs paved the way for Clinical Medicine to be enlisted into the top 1% of the ESI world, greatly improving the reputation of NWU’s Clinical Medicine and its influence at home and abroad.
The medical education of NWU can be dated back to the “Medical Clinic”of the Imperial College in 1903. Over a hundred years’ development with ups and downs, aspired by its motto of “Fairness, Integrity, Diligence and Simplicity”, NWU passes on the heritage of higher education in modern medicine and laid the foundation for modern medical education in northwest region of China. Since its establishment in 2018, the Medical School has strived to promote the development of NWU with its achievement in medical Education, which further enhanced NWU’s “Double First-Class” efforts and raised the education level of medicine in west China and facilitated social and economic development.