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World University Rankings 500


									World University Rankings 500
Higher Education Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute published
"Academic Ranking of World Universities Top 500"

Chinese universities, from the "world class" How far?

Chinese universities, from the "world class" How Far? Recently,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Institute of Higher Education world-class university
research centers published on its website, "Academic Ranking of World
Universities 2008, 500."

The list shows that the domestic elite schools such as Peking University, Tsinghua
University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing University, Zhejiang
University-were ranked from 201 to 302 of the constituency, it failed to enter the list
of world-class university.

Harvard sit tight top spot

Shanghai Jiaoda Higher Institute undertaken "World University Academic
rankings" to analyzing China University world class university gap as
mind. In 2003, the rankings for the first time published in the official website, updated
each year, now widely recognized by the international community. International
magazine "Economist" has been mentioned in a lengthy report,
National Chiao Tung University "Academic Ranking of World
Universities" is the most widely used of the World University Rankings.

Year "World University Academic rankings 500" in Harvard
highest rate top. The rankings released six years, Harvard has always sit tight in the
top spot. Other top 10 universities were: Stanford University, University of California
- Berkeley, University of Cambridge, MIT, California Institute of Technology,
Columbia University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, University of
Oxford. Rankings show that America has the obvious advantage of the traditional elite
schools accounted for 85% of the top 20.

Will Asia Pacific University singled out ranking, top three of were: tokyo University,
Kyoto University, Australian National University. Peking University, Tsinghua
University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Nanjing University, Chinese University of
Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
University, USTC, Zhejiang University ranked 23-41 places.

According researchers definition, this top 20 universities genus "World top
University" ranked 21-100 bit university genus "World class
university." By this standard, China has not yet entered a university in the
list of world-class university.
China prestigious Original index not high

Although China University from world class not small gap but this rankings also can
see Chinese University overall strength are upgrade. From the
"500" number of terms the University in 2003, 12 universities
in China Finalist; to increase to 23 in 2007, China Agricultural University, Zhongshan
University, Lanzhou University, Nankai University, Tianjin University and other
members of the list; this year, and 30, Sichuan University, Huazhong University of
Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology and other appearances.

NCTU Higher hospital from 2007 simultaneously start publication science,
engineering, life science, clinical, social science 5 big disciplines "World
100 strong" rankings. The results show that China's university
ranking in engineering has a good performance, there are nine hundred universities
into the world.

Researchers found some domestic famous universities science and engineering of
research outputs larger but quality thesis lower proportion and lack international class
academic masters and major original achievements. Some of the domestic elite, the
SCI (Science Citation Index) number and position papers in 21-100 were comparable
to world-class universities, but the "Original Index" is not high,
ultimately affect their ranking.

University ranking should controversy "grow"

Higher increasingly Popularization and international strategy makes students, parents,
government departments, employing units, research institutions university reputation,
quality, ROI getting more interested. In recent years, China and many organizations
have launched the "University Rankings", aroused public
concerns, also draw attention to the controversy over the results ranking. For example,
the "Academic Ranking of World Universities" in Fudan
University is ranked 300.

Shanghai Jiaoda researchers said any time impossible alone statistics to accurate
measurement University quality, so any ranking are controversial no ranking can do
absolutely objective. "Academic Ranking of World Universities"
main concern is the University's research achievements and academic
performance. As the national higher education system and universities set great
differences, as well as difficulties in obtaining internationally comparable data, it is
difficult at this stage to conduct a comprehensive quality university in the world

Researchers frankly "World University Academic rankings"
some problems like University personnel training and social service functions not
fully reflect; on Humanities social sciences disciplines less manifest; some indicators
on English national favorable so.

Education sector pointed should rational treat University Rankings, making promote
Healthy Development of Higher important force. (Xinhua Xu Min)

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