“People’s Daily” published one of the four most authoritative ratings of universities in the world – the Academic Ranking of Universities in the World in 2017. It represented 500 of the strongest research universities in all countries and regions of the world. This list included 45 universities in mainland China and 12 from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The total number of Chinese universities on the list continues to increase, and once again, Chinese universities accounted for 11.4% among universities in other countries.
However, a significant part of the ranking was made by universities from English-speaking countries and regions. In the TOP-20 of the world’s strongest research universities, 19 places were occupied by universities from the United States and Great Britain. Among the universities of the Asia-Pacific region, the leading places were taken by the University of Tokyo and Kyoto University, which are on the 24th and 35th positions in the ranking of the current year, respectively.
For the first time this year Tsinghua University, one of the leading universities of the PRC, was included in 50 of the world’s strongest research universities. Bejing University broke into the top 100 universities of the world and took the 71st place. Two universities mentioned above remain to be leading in China.
Other prestigious universities in China such as Fudan University, Shanghai University of Transportation, China University of Science and Technology and Zhejiang University occupy positions between 101 and 150 in the rating table.