The 14th QS World University Rankings has been released by Quacquarelli Symonds(QS) recently. 39 Chinese mainland universities are on the list, 6 more than before. China has 12 universities in the world top 100, only behind Britain(16) and the United States(31), showing that great progress has been made in education since the construction of Double First-rate(first-class universities and disciplines of the world).
QS World University Rankings, one of global three authoritative university rankings, evaluated 965 universities in the world. The ranking results based on the following 6 indicators: academic peer review(40%), Faculty/Student ratio(20%), citations per faculty(20%), employer reputation(10%), international student ratio(5%) and international staff ratio(5%).China has made a remarkable improvement in employer reputation for past five years.
Tsinghua University, highest-ranking university in China, ranks at 25th in QS and surpasses University of California-Berkeley as well as the University of Tokyo. Peking University(PKU) ranks at 38th, up one place from last year. In terms of academic peer review, PKU ranks at 14th, exceeding Cornell University(ranks 20th). As to employer reputation, PKU surpasses Yale University(ranks 13th).
Besides, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Shanghai International Studies University, China Agricultural University, Hunan University, Central South University and Chongqing University are newly added in QS rankings. Zhejiang University and University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) are listed as world top 100 universities.
In virtue of great effort made in education input and reform, China’s top universities rapidly rank among world top 100 universities. More China’s universities are expected to enjoy great prestige in the world, according to Dr. Zhang Yan, director of Quacquarelli Symonds in China.(by Jiang Xueting)