Over the past decade, China has not only established itself as an economic and technology powerhouse but also as a rising force in higher education. Since the early 2000s, the republic’s universities have experienced tremendous growth in both its student numbers and reputation, with more institutions gaining recognition on the global stage. More significantly, although China remains a popular source market, it has also become a major draw for students coming from abroad, given its strength in certain academic fields. International students are often attracted to study in China due to its position as a global leader in business, technology, and manufacturing as well as its rich history and culture, beautiful landscapes, and thriving, advanced cities. Investment in universities in China has been strong, leading to the growth of cutting-edge research, facilities, campuses, and more. According to Oxfordre, “With a strong conviction to enhance the global competitiveness of top universities, master plans for developing world-class universities and disciplines were initiated, and talent programs were adopted to attract global high-skilled talent to Higher Education Institutions (HEI) in China to enhance the teaching and research capability of HEIs.” It’s not surprising then Chinese institutions have consistently ranked high on the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia Rankings the past few years. Although Japan leads the way with a total of 103 universities in the most recent rankings (China came in second with 72), a total of six universities in China ranked among the top 15 as compared to only two in Japan. Here are the top three universities in China that dominated THE’s Asia University Rankings 2019.
Tsinghua University This university was ranked No.1 on the latest THE Asia University Rankings 2019 and 22nd in the World University Rankings 2019. It was established in 1911 and is one of China’s most prestigious and influential universities
Peking University Ranking at No.5 in Asia and No.31 worldwide, this university also has a rich history. It is a major research university in Beijing, China, as well as a member of the elite C9 League of Chinese universities.