The “Double-First-Rate” construction of Chongqing University is currently seeing steady progress. Chongqing University is now concentrating efforts on the frontier of world science and technology and the layout and construction of great life disciplines. The basic research has been enhanced and the original innovation has been highlighted. As a result, a number of major academic achievements have been made successively. Recently, CQU’s scientific research teams have published a number of research findings in Nature, Science and Cell, with Chongqing University as the corresponding author or first signatory organization. On September 14, 2018, Clarivate Analytics updated the ESI data in the natural course of its bimonthly updating. The latest result shows that the Plant & Animal Science of Chongqing University have been the first time included in the top 1% ESI disciplines, and Clinical Medicine has been included again. Now 7 disciplines of Chongqing University are included among the top 1 ESI disciplines, including Material Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Plant & Animal Science and Clinical Medicine.
Table 1 Basic Information on CQU’s Top 1% ESI Disciplines
Note: ESI is an analytical database established based on collecting and analyzing the more than 10 million pieces of literature from more than 11,000 academic journals included in ISI Web of Science (SCIE/SSCI) and is also an analyzing and appraising tool that can be used to measure the performance of scientific research and track the scientific development trend. It also serves as one of the most important internationally recognized indicators of the disciplinary development level.