Chinese universities dominate the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings 2018.
Out of more than 350 ranked universities, China took 63 places, with Peking University claiming the top place overall, followed by Tsinghua University in second place. India was the second most represented country with 42 universities.
The ranking shines a spotlight on universities in 42 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 2018.
The Emerging Economies Rankings 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 Groups's Country Classification Process are eligible to be included in this ranking.
Best universities in the emerging economies 2018
1. Peking University, China
Peking’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.
2. 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 different departments, from management to art.
Its motto is “Self-discipline and social commitment”, and this is achieved through a focus on integrity and action.
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3. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
More than 40,000 postgraduate students and about 7,000 undergraduate students are enrolled at Moscow’s 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.
4. Fudan University, China
Fudan University is one of the most selective and prestigious universities in China. The admissions exams are considered some of the hardest of any Chinese university.
The institution has established exchange relationships with more than 200 universities and research institutions around the world. These include Columbia University, Durham University, the University of Sydney, National University of Singapore and Sciences Po Paris.
Fudan was also one of the first Chinese universities to enrol international students in the 1950s. Since then it has accepted more than 10,000 foreign students from 100 countries.
The university was established in 1958 to provide world-leading interdisciplinary education in science and technology.
It is currently 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.