Guizhou University (Chinese: 贵州大学; Pinyin: Guìzhōu Dàxué), known as Guida (贵大 Guì Dà), is a provincial research university located in suburban Guiyang, capital of Guizhou, China. Founded in 1902, it is the flagship institution of higher learning in Guizhou province. The university was a national key university in the “One Province, One School” project in the Midwest of China. With over 30,000 students, Guizhou University is one of the largest universities in Southwest China and is consistently ranked the best in the province.
The university was selected to participate in Double First Class University Plan and former Project 211, government initiatives provided funding to elevate the research standards and faculty hiring resources of rising universities across China. In 2017, the university was recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a Double First Class University, which the government seeks to elevate to “world-class” status.
Rankings and Reputation
Guizhou University ranked the best in Guizhou Province by several major international university rankings. As of 2022, Guizhou University ranked 579th by SCImago Institutions Rankings among research universities around the world. The 2021 CWTS Leiden Ranking ranked Guizhou University at 755th in the world based on their publications for the period 2016–2019. The university was ranked 701-800th globally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The Nature Index 2021 Annual Tables by Nature Research ranked Guizhou University at 335th among leading academic research institutions in the Asia-Pacific for the high quality of research publications in natural science.
As of 2021, Guizhou University ranked 135th in China by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 164th by the U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking.