Best Global Universities in China 2016 - By US News & World Report More About University Rankings

Students who wish to study in China can explore these universities, which have been numerically ranked based on their positions in the overall Best Global Universities rankings. Institutions were evaluated based on their research performance and their ratings by members of the academic community around the world and within Asia. These are the top global universities in China. 

The 2016 rankings, released on 06 Oct 2015, encompass the US-based magazine's top 750 institutions from nearly 60 countries. The rankings also include region-specific lists - the University of Tokyo in Japan topped the Asia list followed by Peking University and National University of Singapore. 

China and Britain did improve their stature from last year's rankings, if only because U.S. News & World Report included 250 more schools this time around. Last year, 42 of the top 500 were in Germany, followed by Britain with 38 and China at 27. This time around, China took second place with 57 universities in the top 750. Britain had 55 and Germany had 50.

US News has been ranking US colleges and universities for 30 years. Other publications have also issued rankings but US News & World Report is the most well-known analyzed by the media company famous for its best colleges lists.


The indicators and their weighs used to rank these Global universities are as follows:


Ranking indicator Weight
Global research reputation 
12.5%
Regional research reputation 
12.5%
Publications 
10%
Books 2.5%
Conferences 2.5%
Normalized citation impact
10%
Total citations
7.5%
Number of publications that are among the 10 most cited
12.5%
Percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited 
10%
International collaboration 
10%
Number of Ph.D.s awarded
5%
Number of Ph.D.s awarded per academic staff member
5%


Here is the 2016 listing of 57 Universities in China.

University City Best Global 
Universities Rank
Global Score
#1 Peking University Beijing #41 73.4
#2 Tsinghua University Beijing #59 70.4
#3 Fudan University
Shanghai #96 66.3
#4 Zhejiang University Hangzhou, Zhejiang #106 65.1
#5 University of Science and Technology of China Hefei, Anhui #131 63.4
#6 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai #136 62.9
#7 Nanjing University Nanjing #180 59.9
#8 Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou #198 58.4
#9 Wuhan University Wuhan #251 54.9
#10 Huazhong University of Science and Technology Wuhan #265 54.3
#11 Shandong University Jinan, Shandong #272 54
#12 Xiamen University Xiamen, Fujian #275 53.8
#13 Beijing Normal University Beijing #296 52.8
#14 Nankai University Tianjin #298 52.7
#15 Harbin Institute of Technology Harbin #319 51.4
#16 Tongji University
Shanghai #335 50.7
#17 Xi'an Jiaotong University Xi'an, Shaanxi #336 50.6
#18 Jilin University Xiamen, Fujian #346 49.9
#19 Southeast University Nanjing #359 49.3
#20 Dalian University of Technology Dalian City, Liaoning #375 48.6
#21 China Agricultural University Beijing #381 48.2
#22 South China University of Technology Guangzhou #395 47.7
#23 East China Normal University Shanghai #407 47.2
#24 Central South University  Changsha #440 45.6
#25 Sichuan University Chengdu #444 45.4
#26 Lanzhou University Lanzhou, Gansu #447 45.3
#27 Tianjin University Tianjin #456 44.9
#28 Beijing Institute of Technology Beijing #477 43.9
#29 Jiangnan University Wuxi, Jiangsu #491 43.4
#30 China University of Geosciences Wuhan, Hubei #494 43.3
#31 Beihang University Beijing #507 43
#32 Suzhou University  Suzhou #511 42.9
#33 East China University of Science and Technology Shanghai #515 42.7
#34 Shanghai University Shanghai #532 41.9
#35 Hunan University Hunan #547 41.2
#36 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Chengdu #572 40.3
#37 Union School of Public Health - Peking Union Medical College Beijing #576 40.2
#38 Donghua University Shanghai #602 39.4
#39 Central China Normal University Wuhan, Hubei #616 38.8
#39 Nanjing Agricultural University Nanjing #616 38.8
#41 Wuhan University of Technology Wuhan #635 37.8
#42 Chongqing University Chongqing
#647 37.2
#43 Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan #653 37
#44 University of Science and Technology Beijing Beijing #667 36.6
#45 Capital Medical University Beijing #670 36.5
#46 Beijing Jiaotong University Beijing #672 36.4
#47 Northeastern University - China Shenyang #676 36.3
#47 Ocean University of China Qimgdao, Shandong #676 36.3
#49 Beijing University of Chemical Technology Beijing #685 35.9
#50 Southwest University - China Chongqing #686 35.8
#51 Northwest A&F University - China Yangling, Shaanxi #699 35.1
#52 Northwest University Xi'an Xi'an, Shaanxi #705 34.9
#53 Beijing Forestry University Beijing #712 34.5
#54 Nanjing Medical University Nanjing #715 34.4
#55 Fuzhou University Fuzhou, Fujian #736 33.5
#55 South China Normal University Guangzhou #736 33.5
#57 Fourth Military Medical University Xi'an, Shaanxi #746 33


As such, before you decide to study either locally or abroad and make planning to enroll in universities, check out the various world university rankings that can help you accurately compare institutions around the world and make an informed decision to choose the right university.

Remember also to weight tuition cost against quality as well as affordability as international study is now very expensive that can makes life miserable if no proper planning is done.


Source - U.S. News and World Report

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