Top Universities in China 2018

Top_Universities-in_ChinaWhile China is considered among the top countries that witness a record number of students’ emigration, it has also marked its presence as one of the major immigration destinations for overseas students in the Asia–Pacific region. To achieve this status, China has implemented many policy level changes to attain a world-class standard in its higher education system.

After the ending of the period of funding of Project 985 and 211, China has replaced the project with “World Class 2.0”. Under this project, any Chinese university can receive funding and government support if they have done well in the creation of first-class disciplines, this was previously available to universities under Project 985 and 211 which helped to create the C9 league. The C9 league, which is an alliance of nine elite universities in mainland China, similar to the Ivy League in the US, and the Group of Eight in Australia. The members of the C9 League are Fudan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Nanjing University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Xi'an Jiao Tong University, and Zhejiang University. These universities also feature in the top universities in China 2018 ranking.

Six of the C9 universities now feature among the 100 top universities in the world 2018 in QS rankings. All of them feature within 350 rank according to the QS ranking.  According to THE and ARWU rankings, only Tsinghua and Peking universities rank among the top 50 universities in the world. Five of the rest 7 universities feature in the top 200 according to the QS rankings. All the member universities of C9 League have made it to the top 500 of the World University Ranking league tables 2018 published by the three globally acknowledged agencies such as  Times Higher education(THE), Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), with Tsinghua University  and Peking University ranked as the top two Chinese universities.

Here is a detailed list of the top universities in China 2015 compiled by Careers360 by taking reference of the three major rankings conducted by the following agencies:

 

Top Universities in China

SNo

University

QS Rank

THE Rank

ARWU Rank

2018

2017

2018

2017

2017

2016

1

Tsinghua University

25

24

30

35

48

58

2

Peking University

38

39

27

29

71

71

3

Fudan University

40

43

116

155

101–150

101–150

4

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

62

61

188

201–250

101–150

101–150

5

Zhejiang University

87

110

177

201–250

101–150

101–150

6

University of Science and Technology of China

97

104

132

153

101–150

101–150

7

Nanjing University

114

115

169

201–250

201–300

201–300

8

Beijing Normal University

256

257

––

––

201–300

201–300

9

Wuhan University

282

275

401–500

401–500

201–300

301–400

10

Tongji University

316

315

401–500

501–600

301–400

301–400

11

Sun Yat–sen University

319

297

351–400

401–500

151–200

151–200

12

Harbin Institute of Technology

325

278

501–600

501–600

151–200

151–200

13

Nankai University

344

315

––

––

301–400

301–400

14

Xi’an Jiao tong University

344

318

501–600

501–600

201–300

151–200

15

Shanghai University

421–430

451–460

601–800

> 800

––

––

16

Xiamen University

431–440

451–460

401–500

401–500

301–400

201–300

17

Beijing Institute of Technology

451–460

389

601–800

601–800

––

––

18

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

471–480

441–450

401–500

401–500

201–300

201–300

19

Tianjin University

471–480

481–490

501–600

501–600

301–400

301–400

20

Renmin (People's) University of China

481–490

421–430

501–600

401–500

––

––

21

Jilin University

491–500

491–500

––

601–800

301–400

201–300

22

East China Normal University

501–550

551–600

501–600

501–600

401–500

––

23

Southeast University

501–550

501–550

501–600

501–600

201–300

201–300

24

Beihang University (former BUAA)

551–600

431–440

601–800

––

301–400

301–400

25

Dalian University of Technology

551–600

481–490

601–800

601–800

301–400

301–400

26

East China University of Science and Technology

551–600

471–480

601–800

501–600

301–400

301–400

27

Shandong University

551–600

501–550

501–600

––

301–400

301–400

28

Sichuan University

551–600

551–600

601–800

601–800

151–200

201–300

29

South China University of Technology

551–600

551–600

501–600

601–800

201–300

201–300

30

University of Science and Technology Beijing

551–600

551–600

601–800

––

––

––

31

Lanzhou University

601–650

551–600

––

––

301–400

301–400

32

Beijing Foreign Studies University

651–700

––

––

––

––

––

33

Shanghai International Studies University

651–700

––

––

––

––

––

34

Beijing Jiaotong University

701–750

701+

801–1000

––

––

––

35

Beijing University of Technology

701–750

651–700

––

––

––

––

36

China Agricultural University

701–750

––

601–800

501–600

401–500

301–400

37

Hunan University

701–750

601–800

––

601–800

301–400

401–500

38

Central South University

801–1000

601–800

––

> 800

301–400

301–400

39

Chongqing University

801–1000

––

801–1000

> 800

––

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First Published On : 08 Jan 2018 05:30 PM IST

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