China Subject Ratings 2023: Arts

The Times Higher Education China Subject Ratings are the only performance tables that judge Chinese institutions against their global peers based on the Chinese Ministry of Education’s classification of subjects.

The ratings for arts reveal performance across two subjects: art theory and design.

In total, 543 universities worldwide receive a rating for at least one subject in the arts pillar.

View the China Subject Ratings 2023 methodology

Forty-five universities achieve an A+ grade in both arts subjects, including Tongji University and Tsinghua in mainland China.

Read our analysis of the China Subject Ratings 2023

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