China Subject Ratings 2023: Economics

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 economics reveal performance in two subjects: applied economics and theoretical economics.

In total, 814 universities worldwide receive a rating for at least one subject in the economics pillar.

View the China Subject Ratings 2023 methodology

Fifty-seven universities achieve an A+ grade in both economics subjects, among them Fudan, Nanjing, Peking, Tsinghua and Zhejiang universities in mainland China.

Read our analysis of the China Subject Ratings 2023

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