China’s reputation for higher education continues to hit new heights with universities in mainland China nabbing two of the top three spots in the Times Higher Education’s 2017 Asia University Rankings.
In this year’s list, Peking University placed second while Tsinghua University placed third. Both of the Beijing universities ranked only behind the National University of Singapore.
Compared with last year, Beida managed to break a second place tie with Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, while Tsinghua jumped both Nanyang and the University of Hong Kong in the annual rankings.
Out of the top 300 universities in Asia, 54 of them were located in mainland China. Here are the institutions in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau that made the top 50:
2) Peking University (Beijing)
3) Tsinghua University (Beijing)
5) University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
6) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
11) Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
12) City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
15) University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei)
16) Fudan University (Shanghai)
17) Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
18) Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai)
19) Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)
25) Nanjing University (Nanjing)
43) University of Macau (Macau)
47) Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou)
49) Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
49) Wuhan University (Wuhan)
Each year, Chinese universities are climbing higher and higher in these world rankings, helping to attract more foreign students and experts. In 2016, there were some 440,000 foreign students studying in China, 35% increase from 2012, and the most of any country in Asia.
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