On 12 October, Times Higher Education (THE) released the World University Rankings 2023. Chinese mainland set another record, with seven institutions in the top 100, one more than last year.
Among them, Tsinghua University is ranked first in Asia and 16th in the world, followed by Peking University in 17th place. Wuhan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology ranked 173rd and 176th respectively.
Which Chinese universities are among the top 100 in the world?
Let’s take a look at the top 50 in the Times World University Rankings 2023:
According to the Times World University Rankings 2023, the top five universities in the world are Oxford University (UK), Harvard University (USA), Cambridge University (UK), Stanford University (USA), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US).
The world’s top ten universities are contracted by the United Kingdom and the United States, including 7 in the United States and 3 in the United Kingdom.
It can be seen that there are 12 universities in China ranked among the top 100 in the world, including 7 mainland universities and 5 Hong Kong universities, and the rankings from high to low are as follows:
Tsinghua University ranked 16th in the world, ranking first in China and first in Asia;
Peking University ranks 17th in the world, ranking second in China;
The University of Hong Kong is ranked 31st in the world and third in China;
Hong Kong’s Chinese University is ranked 45th in the world and fourth in China.
All four universities are ranked in the global top 50.
Let’s take a look at the list of the top 50~100, and the Chinese universities that are among the world’s top 50~100 are:
Fudan University (51), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (52), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (58), Zhejiang University (67), University of Science and Technology of China (74), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (79), Nanjing University (95), City University of Hong Kong (99).
In summary, Chinese mainland set another record, a total of seven mainland universities entered the top 100 universities in the world, namely Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University, University of Science and Technology of China and Nanjing University. Compared with 6 last year and 2 5 years ago, the number of universities entering the top 100 list has increased this time.
Among them, Nanjing University ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for the first time, ranking 95th in the list. Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have risen in the rankings and are expected to rank among the top 50 universities in the world in the future.
A total of five universities in Hong Kong, China, are ranked among the top 100 universities in the world (The University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the City University of Hong Kong), which shows that Hong Kong is not only an international financial center, but also has strong scientific and educational strength.
With the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong’s high-quality universities have also actively set up schools in Guangdong, such as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), the City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Foshan), the Open University of Hong Kong (Zhaoqing) and so on.
Rankings of Chinese universities in the eyes of international institutions
The following is a list of the top 1,000 Chinese mainland universities in the world, which can also be understood as the Chinese mainland university rankings in the eyes of Times Higher Education:
The top 10 Chinese mainland universities listed by Times Higher Education are, in order:
Tsinghua University (Beijing), Peking University (Beijing), Fudan University (Shanghai), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou), University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei), Nanjing University (Nanjing), Southern University of Science and Technology (Shenzhen), Wuhan University (Wuhan), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan).
The mainland universities ranked 10~20 are:
Sichuan University, Beijing Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University, Tongji University, Nankai University, Central South University, East China Normal University, Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Hunan University.