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History of Double-First Class” initiative

September, 21st, 2017, Ministry of Education of China released a selected list of universities and colleges, which will participate in the country’s construction plan of world-class universities and first-class disciplines.

The plan, also known as the “Double-First Class” initiative, aims to ultimately build a number of world class universities and disciplines by the end of 2050, in an effort to make China an international higher education power.

Among the list, there are 42 world class universities, and 95 universities with first-class disciplines.

List of 36 Top Universities in China

For the 42 world class universities, there are 36 universities belongs to category A, and 6 belongs category B. Those 36 category A world class universities are the 36 Top Universities in China. Here are the full list of top 36, with their location:

No.Category A, 36 universitiesLocation
1Peking UniversityBeijing

8 universities

2Renmin University of China
3Tsinghua University
4Beihang University
5Beijing Institute of Technology
6China Agricultural University
7Beijing Normal University
8Minzu University of China
9Nankai UniversityTianjin

2 universities

10Tianjin University
11Dalian University of TechnologyLiaoning
12Jilin UniversityJilin
13Harbin Institute of TechnologyHeilongJiang
14Fudan UniversityShanghai

4 universities

15Tongji University
16Shanghai JiaoTong University
17East China Normal University
18Nanjing UniversityJiangsu

2 universities

19Southeast University
20Zhejiang UniversityZhejiang
21University of Science and Technology of ChinaAnhui
22Xiamen UniversityFujian
23Shandong UniversityShandong

2 universities

24Ocean University of China
25Wuhan UniversityHubei

2 universities

26Huazhong University of Science and Technology
27Central South UniversityHunan
28Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangdong
29South China University of Technology
30Sichuan UniversitySichuan
31University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
32Chongqing UniversityChongqing
33Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityShaanxi
34Northwestern Polytechnical University
35Lanzhou UniversityGansu
36National University of Defense TechnologyHunan

List of world class universities, Category B

No.Category B, 6 universitiesLocation
1Northeastern UniversityLiaoning
2Zhengzhou UniversityHenan
3Hunan UniversityHunan
4Yunnan UniversityYunnan
5Northwest A&F UniversityShaanxi
6Xinjiang UniversityXinjiang

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