China tops U.S. for first time in this ranking of world’s ‘best’ universities

China has overtaken the United States in the list of the world’s best universities.

In US News & World Report magazine, 338 Chinese universities were included in the list of 2000 schools from more than 90 countries, while 280 American universities were included in this list. This is the first time China has surpassed the United States

The results of the “World’s Best Universities Ranking” released by the media on Tuesday. The United States and China are followed by Japan (105 universities), Great Britain (92), and India (81).

The media began publishing the rankings in 2014 as more universities began to compete for students, faculty and invest in research. This ranking is based on a number of indicators, including research reputation, publications, conferences, and citations. Student results and individual programs are not included.

Although China has overtaken the US by 58 places, the report notes that most US universities are in the top half, including eight of the top 10.

Here is the overall top 10 list.

  1. Harvard University (USA)

  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

  3. Stanford University (USA)

  4. University of California-Berkeley (USA)

  5. University of Oxford (UK)

  6. University of Washington-Seattle (USA)

  7. Columbia University (USA)

  8. University of Cambridge (UK)

  9. California Institute of Technology (USA)

  10. Johns Hopkins University (USA)

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The report adds four new topics to the 43 rankings: artificial intelligence; education and educational research; climate and atmospheric science; and water resources. “They’re hot spots right now, with varying degrees of interest,” Robert Morse, chief data strategist at US News, told MarketWatch in an email.

Five of the top 10 AI schools are from mainland China; Carnegie Mellon of the United States also took the top spot.

Although public health concerns and travel restrictions related to the pandemic have led to some drastic declines over the past two years, growing tensions between the two countries have gradually pushed Chinese students to seek alternatives, both in China and outside the United States. . options.

International student enrollment at US colleges and universities peaked in the 2015-2016 academic year and has been declining since then, according to the Institute of International Education, citing visa issues, competition from other countries with good access to work visas, and social and political empowerment. announced. Relations between China and other nations.

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Introducing the top 10 universities in Asia.

  1. Tsinghua University (China)

  2. National University of Singapore (Singapore)

  3. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

  4. Peking University (China)

  5. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China)

  6. University of Hong Kong (China)

  7. King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia)

  8. University of Tokyo (Japan)

  9. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)

  10. Zhejiang University (China)

Artificial intelligence is one of the few areas considered a national strategic priority by both the US and China. The Biden administration signed the National Artificial Intelligence Act of 2020 in 2021, which aims to advance US leadership in the field.

“The world’s leading powers are racing to develop and adopt new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, that could define everything in our lives – where we get our NG00 energy,
How we do our jobs, how wars are waged,” Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken said last year.

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“We want America to keep advancing science and technology because it’s critical to thriving in the 21st century economy,” Blinken said in a speech at last year’s tech summit.

Among the top 10 schools in the field of artificial intelligence, there are 5 schools from mainland China, and Tsinghua University is ranked 1st. Carnegie Mellon University is the top US college for artificial intelligence research, ranking 12th on the list. China leads in other scientific subjects such as nanoscience, nanotechnology, polymer science, engineering, and physical chemistry.

Fewer Chinese students have attended college in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the US State Department, 52,034 Chinese nationals received F-1 visas from January to September 2022, down from 95,518 in the same period in 2019. The F-1 visa is used by international students to obtain a degree or academic certificate in the United States


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