M S Khan | 28 October 2019 | 9:56 am
Chinese universities are steady and strongly gaining their positions and popularity in the world higher education landscape. Huge investment and innovation, measures and reforms are the reasons behind rising standing of Chinese universities on the global stage. This is not just so called words, there are some solid evidences to it as well. In the world’s two top and widely accepted rankings on global higher education destinations, they have had their positions up over the last one decade particularly.
In the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2019, there are 7 universities from mainland China placed in the top 25 universities. They are Tsinghua University (1st), Peking University (5th), University of Science and Technology of China (12th), Zhejiang University (14th), Fudan University (17th), Nanjing University (18th), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (24th). But if the universities from China’s autonomous regions like Hong Kong and Taiwan are taken into considerations then that number stands at 13. The universities are assessed across several main indicators like their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
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Note : Tsinghua University, known as China’s Harvard, is the top research university situated in Beijing. Established in 1911, this university now boasts of about 49k registered students with almost 12 hundreds international students.
On the other hand, the QS world university rankings 2020 placed two Chinese universities in the top 25 universities. These are Tsinghua University (16th) and Peking University ranked 22nd in the world. Overall 19 Chinese universities managed to take their slots in the top 200 universities worldwide in the latest QS world rankings. But the number in 2016 was just 12 which indicates that Chinese universities are increasing their presence in the global standings.
Note that 5 Asian Universities are placed among Top 25 In QS World University Rankings 2020. Of them, two are in Singapore, two in China and one in Japan.