Leading Chinese universities by Times Higher Education 2017-2018

This statistic provides a ranking of the leading universities in China as of 2017-2018, as ranked by Times Higher Education. That year, Tsinghua University ranked highest in China with an overall score of 79.3.

Leading universities in China as of 2017-2018 as ranked by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education score
Tsinghua University79.3
Peking University79.1
University of Science and Technology of China61.2
Fudan University59.8
Nanjing University57.7
Zhejiang University56.8
Shanghai Jiao Tong University56.1
Sun Yat-sen University45.1
Wuhan Unversity44.1
Tongji University41.4
Huazhong University of Science and Technology39.8
Harbin Institute of Technology39.4
Tianjin University38.8
Southeast University38
Soochow University37.7
Central China Normal University37.2
Shandong University37.1
Xiamen University36.6
South China University of Technology36.5
Renmin University of China35.9
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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

The number one ranked university in the world (not seen in this list) has a score of 100 and the scores of all other institutions around the world are expressed as a percentage of the top rating university's score. In this list only Chinese universities are depicted.
To calculate the rankings the following criteria were considered.
Teaching (30%) - the learning environment
Research (30%) – volume income and reputation
Citations (30%) – research influence
Industry income (2.5%) – innovation
International Outlook (7.5%) staff, students and research.

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