SKKU-SOM Ranked 37th in the World by
THE Rankings by Subject
The world university rankings for Pre-Clinical, Clinical & Health 2020 were announced by The Times Higher Education (THE) on November 20th. The Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine has risen four places in this list, ranking 37th in the world and as the top medical school in South Korea.
The "2020 THE World University Assessment" was conducted by Times Higher Education, a global university evaluation agency, on 775 medical schools out of 1,400 universities in 92 countries, and they are recognized for their global authority and influence.
The evaluation method is measured according to five indicators: Teaching (27.5), Research (27.5), Citation (35), International Outlook (7.5), and Industry Income (2.5) and they have been announcing the ranking of the world's medical schools since 2010.
Climbing to 37th place in the 2020 THE Ranking by Subject, Sungkyunkwan University's School of Medicine takes pride in its hard work and efforts over the past few years. This is a proud achievement after having been ranked 72nd in 2017, 57th in 2018, and 41st from 2019. We have come long in a short amount of time.
Dr. Yonho Choe, dean of SKKU's School of Medicine, announced, "By further strengthening research and education capabilities, we will spare no effort and investment in various fields with the goal of making it into the top 20 by 2025. In addition, we will not be satisfied with the world's 37th largest medical school, which is up four notches from last year, but we will further enhance our global standing in a variety of ways."
Amongst the Korean medical universities, the rankings are as follows: SungKyunKwan University (37th), Yonsei University (68th), Korea University (93rd), Kyunghee University (201-250), Ulsan University (301-400), Chonnam National University (401-500), Ewha Womans University (401-500), and Hanyang University (401-500).
Meanwhile, Oxford University of England retained its position as the world's No. 1 medical school for the ninth consecutive year. Harvard University and Cambridge University ranked second and third, respectively, as they did last year.