The first ever ranking of the QS Mainland China University Rankings, has been released, you can sees almost 100 Chinese universities feature among the best on the Chinese mainland. This ranking was based on a methodology which assesses national employer and academic reputations, research impact, percentage of international students and more. Read on as we discover the 10 highest ranked Chinese universities in 2020, and find out more about studying in China.
1. Tsinghua University
Staying in Beijing, this year’s number one among the top universities in China is Tsinghua University, which was also ranked 17th in the QS World University Rankings® 2020. Since its founding in 1911, Many prominent Chinese leaders in politics, business, academia, and culture, including two Nobel Prize winners had been educated from Tsinghua University.From following the motto of Discipline and Social Commitment, the university is committed to the advancement and well being of both the nation and the world. Like Peking University, Tsinghua is known for having one of the mainland’s most picturesque campuses, with a mix of both traditional and Western styles, with the latter reflecting the American influence on its history.
2. Peking University
Peking University, Situated in Chinese capital Beijing, is mainland China’s second highest ranked prestigious institution and is also ranked 30th in the world in 2019 as well as 2nd position in China.Every year,It earns the best scores for the employer and academic reputation indicators, as well as one of the highest scores in this list for the international student category.Established in 1898 as the Imperial University of Peking, Peking University is one of the oldest university in China and is renowned for having one of the most beautiful university campuses on the mainland of China, with traditional Chinese architecture and gardens dating back to the Qing Dynasty.
3. Fudan University
Fudan University is ranked third in mainland China and has consistently been ranked within the global top 50 of the world university rankings for the last several years. Fudan was founded in 1905 as Fudan Public School, and merged with Shanghai Medical University in 2000. As well as being a C9 League university, Fudan is a member of Universitas twenty one, a consortium of research intensive universities.Heading to Shanghai for the next in our look it is the top universities in China.
4. University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a national research university situated in the city of Hefei in eastern China, is ranked 4th in the mainland China ranking and 98th in the world in 2019. Founded in 1958 (meaning it celebrated its 60th anniversary this year), USTC receives its best scores in the two indicators measuring research productivity and research impact and is regarded as China’s ‘Cradle of Scientific Elites’.
5. Zhejiang University
Located in the picturesque city of Hangzhou in the eastern Zhejiang province, Zhejiang University is ranked 5th among the top universities in China and was also placed 68th in the World University Rankings. Zhejiang has been made up of seven campuses, with most first and second-year undergraduates living at the Zijin’gang Campus, which is the largest single university campus in mainland China. Zhejiang university library boasts a collection of more than seven million volumes, has made it one of the largest academic libraries in the region.
6. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is ranked 6th in the Mainland China University Rankings and joint 59th in the World University Rankings, and is another member of the C9 League to make this list. Established in 1896, the university has got around 48,900 students enrolled, including 2,400 international students, and is particularly well regarded for its engineering programs. As well as earning perfect scores for its employer and academic reputations, it has achieved the strongest score in China for the papers per faculty indicator.
7. Nanjing University
Nanjing University is ranked 7th in mainland China and joint 122nd in the world, Nanjing University was established in 1902 as the Sanjiang Normal School and gained its current name in 1950. It has now around 33,000 students and enjoys a high level of prestige, earning its best scores in the academic reputation and staff with PhD indicators. It is known for its stringent admission criteria, leading national media to call it the most selective university in mainland China.
8. Sun Yat-sen University
Heading to the south of China, Sun Yat-sen University, situated in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province, is 8th in the Mainland China University Rankings this year and was featured at joint 295th in the World University Rankings. It has been ranked 5th on the mainland for the ‘staff with PhD’ indicator, and is known for having one of only three triple-accredited business schools in China. It is also the home of the world’s second-fastest supercomputer, as well as the largest affiliated hospital system on the mainland.
9. Wuhan University
Wuhan University claims 9th place in the new ranking, earning its strongest score for the employer reputation category, and also received a position of joint 257th in the world university rankings. Founded in 1893, Wuhan consistently features in lists of both the overall top ten Chinese universities and the most beautiful campuses in Asia. It’s highly involved in international co-operations, having established agreements with more than hundred of universities worldwide, while every year more than 2,000 students take part in exchange programs at partner institutions.
10. Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
Ranked 10th in the new Mainland China University Rankings, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is also ranked joint 285th in the latest QS World University Rankings®. HIT was established in 1920 and is made up of 3 campuses in Harbin, Weihai and Shenzhen.Being a member of the prestigious C9 League of elite Chinese universities, HIT has earned its strongest score of the five methodology indicators for the papers per faculty category, and is known for its bold and innovative scientific research in the engineering sciences, space and defense.