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Central South University

Location

Campus, Changsha, China (Mainland)

Ranking

# =431QS World University Rankings

About Central South University

Central South University (CSU) is a top university directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the first universities admitted into “Project 211” (the Chinese government's endeavor aimed at strengthening about 100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas), “Project 985” (the Chinese government's effort to found world-class universities), and “Plan 2011” (the Chinese government's another initiative to improve universities' innovation forces). In September 2017, CSU was enlisted as one of the A-Level "Double Frist Rate" universities by the State Council. CSU has 10 disciplinary systems covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Art, and Military Science was embraced. Currently, 16 disciplines are among the top 1% in the world and the ESI (Essential Science Indicators) of materials science and engineeringare among top 1‰ in the world. The enrollment of full-time students ismore than 57,000. The campus covers an area of3.17 million square meterswith floor area of 2.09 million square meters. Campuses are distributed on the east and west of Xiangjiang River. Backed by the majestic Yuelu Mountain and facing the grand Xiangjiang River, CSU has pleasing scenery and is ideal for study and research.

About Central South University

Central South University (CSU) is a top university directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the first universities admitted into “Project 211” (the Chinese government's endeavor aimed at strengthening about 100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas), “Project 985” (the Chinese government's effort to found world-class universities), and “Plan 2011” (the Chinese government's another initiative to improve universities' innovation forces). In September 2017, CSU was enlisted as one of the A-Level "Double Frist Rate" universities by the State Council. CSU has 10 disciplinary systems covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Art, and Military Science was embraced. Currently, 16 disciplines are among the top 1% in the world and the ESI (Essential Science Indicators) of materials science and engineeringare among top 1‰ in the world. The enrollment of full-time students ismore than 57,000. The campus covers an area of3.17 million square meterswith floor area of 2.09 million square meters. Campuses are distributed on the east and west of Xiangjiang River. Backed by the majestic Yuelu Mountain and facing the grand Xiangjiang River, CSU has pleasing scenery and is ideal for study and research.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Central South University is one of the top universities in Changsha,, China (Mainland). It is ranked #=431 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #701-750
  • 2021
    #651-700
  • 2022
    #521-530
  • 2023
    #=499
  • 2024
    #=452
  • 2025
    #=431

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