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Peking University gains ground in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017

SEP . 29 2016

Peking University, Sep. 29, 2016: In September 2016, Times Higher Education (THE) released its World University Rankings 2016-2017. As one of China’s flagship universities, Peking University improved its position –– currently at 29th in the world compared with 42nd last year.

The University of Oxford took the top spot, knocking back the five-time leader, the California Institute of Technology, into second place. Overall, 85 Chinese universities made it into the list of 980 institutions.


What’s more, there is a notable rise of Asian universities taking the top spots in the THE rankings. A total of 289 Asian universities from 24 countries are on the list and an elite group of 19 are in the top 200, up from 15 last year.


Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 (Top 30)


Times Higher Education Top 10 Universities in Asia 2016/17

Written by: Liu Xiaoqing
Edited by: Zhang Jiang
Source: PKUInternational / Times Higher Education