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5 Chinese universities on list of world's top 100: QS rankings

    Four Chinese universities have made it into the world's top 100 according to new QS World University Rankings, the nation's best performance. They are Tsinghua(25th), Peking (41st), Fudan (51st) and Shanghai Jiao Tong (70th) universities. It is the first time a mainland university has surpassed those in Hong Kong, with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranking 28th. As for the top 10, Massachusetts Institute of Technology retains top spot followed by Harvard University, which climbed two places to second. University of Cambridge and

Peking University and Tsinghua University bicker over enrollment

Forget the pencils, toss the books - this year's university recruitment drive had only room for dirty looks. The battle for the best turned sour between Peking University (PKU) and Tsinghua University (THU) as the two aired an enrollment feud on social media. The rivalry began with a post on microblog Sina Weibo from the PKU enrollment office alleging "one university" was using deception to enroll top candidates from this year's "Gaokao", China's national college entrance exam. THU admissions struck back immediately, denying the allegation and

China overtakes Japan as Asia's No 1 in Times university rankings

Peking University      China overtakes Japan as Asia's No 1 nation for world-class universities, according to the Asia University Rankings 2015 published Wednesday by the Times Higher Education. Some 21 universities from the Chinese mainland enter the top 100 of the rankings, up from 18 last year, with Peking University taking fourth place and Tsinghua University being fifth. China's special administrative regions also do well, with six universities from Hong Kong (two in the top 10) and one from Macao represented in the top 50. Although the

Peking Uni. recruits 99 MA candidates in China studies worldwide

China's prestigious Peking University has accepted 99 students onto its MA in China Studies, it said on Wednesday. The students include 24 from 12 Chinese mainland universities, and 75 from 46 universities in 33 countries and regions, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, as well as elite institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge universities. "We considered academic performance, career prospects, interests and intercultural communication experience during selection," said a representative of the program. The course is based at the

Over 90% grads of China's leading universities got jobs in 2014

More than 90 percent of graduates from 75 universities overseen by the Ministry of Education (MOE) got jobs in 2014, the ministry said recently. Seventy-four universities of the 75 had an employment rate of above 90 percent last year, with only one's employment rate standing at 88.62 percent, according to the ministry statistics. Other than the 75 universities, most of which are leading ones in the country, the majority of China's universities are run by provincial governments. Among the 75, the China Pharmaceutical University had the highest employment rate of 99.59

No love, no money: Survey shows 72% of 'losers' in China dissatisfied with lot

The red words on the right are Chinese characters of "diaosi", which is widely used to descripe a group of people - who can be male or female - is single, spends less than 39 yuan on their three daily meals and uses a cheap Chinese smartphone.   NO girlfriend, no savings, and a poorly paid job: Zhao Jun is typical of the diaosi, or “losers” who have been left on the sidelines of China’s decades-long economic boom. According to a survey by Peking University and a Chinese social networking site, 72 percent of diaosi are dissatisfied with their

Peking University professor visits Xiamen for CIFIT

Cao Heping (right) with Wang Qiongwen    A group of experts led by Cao Heping, a professor at Peking University's School of Economics, visited Xiamen on July 21.   Wang Qiongwen, deputy director of the Conference Organizing Division of the Organizing Committee of CIFIT (China International Fair for Investment and Trade), and Cao Heping shared their insights on how to build a third-party market.   Wang Qiongwen explained CIFIT’s history, business model, preparation and innovation, as well as the operation and service of online CIFIT.

Peking Uni. to launch Yenching Academy to recruit top scholars

Beijing's elite Peking University yesterday announced plans to launch China's second international program as the country seeks greater influence in global education and more international prestige, commensurate with its economic expansion. The university said it will launch the Yenching Academy to seek to recruit top scholars from China and around the world for its one-year master's degree program. The announcement came just 12 months after Steve Schwarzman, the founder of United States-based private equity firm Blackstone, established a similar program at Tsinghua

Uni. of Edinburgh, Peking Uni. sign MoU on joint centers

The University of Edinburgh and China's Peking University on Monday signed here a memorandum of understanding on establishing joint centers for the study of Britain and China. The move will lead to the creation of a world-leading center in China studies at the University of Edinburgh and a Britain studies center at Peking University, which will create an environment for world-leading research on both countries and a hub of teaching and research across the two universities to develop cutting-edge interdisciplinary joint research in strategic areas. Addressing the signing

Peking Uni. & Tsinghua Uni. edge into world's top 50 universities

Times Higher Education published its new world universities rankings Wednesday. Universities from the Chinese mainland climbed up with two edging into top 50. Peking University creeps up one place to 45th, while Tsinghua University rises two places to joint 50th. "Both universities improve their positions and edge closer to the best in the world. Both act as national flagship institutions, attracting global talent and inspiring others," said Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings. Four other universities entered the list of top 300, namely

USC partners with Peking Uni. in graduate professional education

Peking University has selected USC to be a long-term strategic partner in the development of research and graduate professional education, making USC one of only a few research institutions in the nation to have this level of collaboration with China’s premier institution of higher learning. Resulting from the leadership of the USC Consortium for Graduate Professional Education and Research – an interdisciplinary team of USC professional school deans – the relationship officially was forged in November 2006 with the signing of a memorandum of

2013 UK-China Student Forum held at Peking University

Sue Milner, Director of Education at the British Council China, speaks at the 2013 UK-China Student Forum at Peking University in Beijing on Tuesday, May 07, 2013. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]    The 2013 UK-China Student Forum was held on Tuesday at Peking University. As a part of the "Dialogue with the World" program, the forum aimed to create an international platform for Chinese youth to connect to the rest of the world. The 2013 UK-China Student Forum forms part of the wider Generation UK project. Sue Milner is the director of education at the British

Pecking Uni. to take former professor to court over sex scandal

Peking University has announced it is suing a former professor for libel over claims he made about a sex scandal at the college. The college is seeking an apology and damages from Zou Hengfu, an economist who falsely alleged that its deans and directors had sexually harassed waitresses working on campus. "Zou’s micro blog posts have caused severe damage to the reputation of Peking University and our teachers, and hurt the feelings of our students and alumni, as well as the feelings of innocent waitresses,” Jiang Langlang, Peking University spokesman, said on

41 top Chinese universities to open labs & libraries to public

A group of 41 top universities in the country are now pushing forward the idea of opening to the general public in an effort to raise technological awareness, Beijing Morning Post reports. Peking University, which hosts a summer camp for selected high-school students from across the country, made the promise to open its key labs and libraries to visitors starting on the third week of September, which coincides with the national Science and Technology Promotion Week. Chen Jining, president of Tsinghua University, delivered the joint public pledge on behalf of the 41

China's top university Tsinghua brings out most billionaire alumni: report

Tsinghua University is almost always ranked as the first or second best university in mainland China in many national and international rankings.   Tsinghua University, one of China's top universities, has brought out 84 billionaire alumni since the reform and opening-up policy was initiated in 1978, according to a survey reported by the Guangzhou Daily on Thursday. The successful Tsinghua alumni's assets reached 300 billion yuan (US$44 billion), topping China's alumni fortune list, followed by Peking University. The two universities are dubbed "the