Chinese universities dominate the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings 2019.
Out of more than 440 ranked universities, China took 72 places, with Tsinghua University claiming the top place overall, followed by Peking University in second place. India was the second most represented country with 49 universities.
The ranking shines a spotlight on universities in 43 countries classed as emerging economies, including Brazil, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
All the universities in the top 10 also appear in the top 200 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
The Emerging Economies Ranking uses the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, measuring teaching, research, research impact, industry income and international outlook, but the weightings are adjusted to reflect the characteristics of this group of universities. The full methodology can be found here.
Only institutions in countries in the FTSE Group’s Country Classification Process are eligible to be included in this ranking.
Best universities in the emerging economies 2019
1. Tsinghua University, China
Since 1911, Tsinghua University has aimed to bridge the gap between Chinese and Western cultures, sciences and humanities, and ancient and modern methods.
Although the university has particular strengths in science and technology, it conducts research and teaching across 14 schools and 56 departments, from management to art.
Its motto is “Self-discipline and social commitment”, and this is achieved through a focus on integrity and action.
2. Peking University, China
Peking University’s campus is known as Yan Yuan – the garden of Yan – and is located in a suburb of Beijing, near the Summer Palace.
Many faculty members are members of prestigious research academies and direct groundbreaking research in China.
Students have the opportunity to study a diverse range of subjects, from humanities to applied sciences. There is also a significant focus on professional skills to provide students with the foundation to transition into careers.
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3. Zhejiang University, China
Zhejiang University is part of the elite C9 group of universities in China. Founded in 1887, it is one of the oldest and most selective universities in China.
The university has seven campuses across Hangzhou: Yuquan, Xixi, Haining International, Huajiachi, Zhijiang, Zijin’gang and Zhoushan.
The university has partnerships with more than 180 institutions from more than 30 countries worldwide such as Imperial College London, the University of Sydney and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
4. University of Science and Technology of China, China
The University of Science and Technology was established in 1958 to provide world-leading interdisciplinary education in science and technology.
It is located in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, south of Beijing.
Emphasis at the university has always been on the quality of research and teaching. Students receive a grounding in fundamental scientific theories before being immersed in emerging research and interdisciplinary fields of study.
5. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
More than 40,000 postgraduate students and about 7,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Approximately 4,000 students come from outside Russia each year, and the university also offers specialist distance courses for Chinese students to learn Russian.
The university boasts four museums with a strong emphasis on natural sciences, and one of the largest library systems in Russia.
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