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The total number of universities in China is more than 3000, among which the top universities have gathered together, mainly distributed in the big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and others.

The rest of the top universities are mostly distributed in the provincial capitals, either transportation hubs or economically developed areas.

The over concentration of top universities not only brings the concentration of general talents in “University Town”, but also leads to the imbalance of educational resources allocation.


Ranking of key university cities in China

Which cities have the most concentrated key universities? As can be seen from the rankings.


First city: Beijing


Beijing is the capital of China, located in the heart of the country. It is not only a developed metropolis, but also a transportation hub between the north and the south. In ancient times, it was also a place for military strategists. Its geographical location is unique.

Beijing as the capital, the number of key universities naturally ranks first in the world, with 8 “Project 985” universities and 26 “Project 211” universities ranking first.


Second city: Shanghai


Shanghai enjoys a high reputation as the “Magic City”, and is also the most developed city in China. Although the allocation of educational resources is slightly inferior to Beijing, it is still a holy cities for foreign students.

There are 3 “Project 985” universities and 10 “Project 211” universities in Shanghai. There are well-known universities as: Shanghai JiaoTong University, Fudan University and Tongji University.


Third city: Nanjing


Nanjing was selected as the third place, which was somewhat unexpected. But in fact, Nanjing is a city with a very long history.

There are 34 undergraduate colleges and universities in Nanjing, among which Nanjing University, Southeast University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing University of Post and Telecommunications, Nanjing Science and technology are all very good universities.


Fourth city: Wuhan


As a city with a long history, Wuhan has accumulated rich knowledge of Chinese culture.

The most famous universities in Wuhan are Wuhan University, Huazhong Science and Technology University, Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan Institute of technology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), etc.


Fifth city: Xi’an


Xi’an is an ancient capital of China, with a long history, and it is called Chang’an in ancient times. Xi’an is not only a famous cultural attraction, but also has rich educational resources.

Northwest University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xidian University, Northwest University of technology, Shaanxi Normal University, etc. are all famous top universities in China, especially Xi’an agricultural and Forestry University, which with high teaching quality.


Welcome to study in China, welcome to enjoy at those big cities in China.

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