continuing its climb up the ranks of the world’s best universities.hina’s most prestigious institute of higher learning, Tsinghua University, is
In the recently published QS World University Rankings 2020, Tsinghua University comes in at 16th, one spot up from placing 17th last year. It now ranks higher than both Yale and Columbia.
It’s also above every other university in mainland China with Beijing’s Peking University and Shanghai’s Fudan University trailing behind at 22nd and 40th, respectively.
While no university in Asia made the top 10, two schools in Singapore, the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, came in tied for 11th.
Here’s all the universities in Greater China that made the top 100:
16) Tsinghua University (Beijing)
22) Peking University (Beijing)
25) The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
32) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
40) Fudan University (Shanghai)
46) The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
52) City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
54) Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)
60) Shanghai Jiaotong University (Shanghai)
69) National Taiwan University (Taipei)
89) University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei)
91) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
One of several such rankings that are released annually, the QS World University Rankings uses six factors to determine the placement of each university: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty to student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.
Tsinghua rates particularly well in employer and academic reputation, but much less well in international faculty and students.
Despite China’s academic rise, the crème de la crème of the higher education world is still made up of universities from the United States and the United Kingdom. This year’s top three on the QS rankings — the Massachusets Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Harvard University — are all located in the US.
While the US remains the top destination for Chinese students studying abroad with more than 360,000 enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year that number could be set to decrease because of risingtensions between the two countries.
Last year, the White House instituted new rules shortening the length of visas for Chinese graduate students studying in “sensitive” fields like robotics, aviation, and high-tech manufacturing, while also increasing the amount of paperwork that applicants need to provide.
And, earlier this month, the Chinese Ministry of Education sent out an unprecedented alert, warning students to “prepare accordingly” if they hope to study in the US after an increasing number of Chinese students reported having their visa applications delayed and even denied.