Chinese universities perform well in tech rankings

Chinese universities have again performed well in global rankings for computer science and engineering technology, according to a league table released last Thursday, reports Xinhua.

The Times Higher Education (THE) league table showed strong results from leading Chinese universities. Ellie Bothwell, global rankings editor at THE, told Xinhua in an exclusive interview: “China performs very well in these technology-focused subjects with lots of universities represented in these rankings.” She added: “China has a handful of universities which are in the top 100 universities globally, and in the computer science list most of the Chinese universities are improving.”

Bothwell said that China had led Asia in a rise in the rankings by THE in recent years, not just in computer science and engineering technology but also in rankings for global research, prestige and for ability. “The rise of Asia, but China specifically, has been a noticeable trend across our various rankings,” Bothwell said. Part of China's investment focus has been in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and Bothwell said this had paid off.
Full report on the Xinhua site