Universities from the Chinese mainland have taken seven of the top ten places for the third year in the 2020 Times Higher Education rankings for emerging economies released on 18th February 2020. Tsinghua University retained the top spot, followed by Peking University.
Zhejiang University and the University of Science and Technology of China were ranked third and fourth respectively, while Shanghai Jiao Tong University climbed to sixth place from eighth last year, Fudan University and Nanjing University were seventh and ninth respectively, and Taiwan University in Taiwan province was eighth.
Rounding out the top 10 were Moscow state university in Russia and the university of Cape Town in South Africa, in fifth and 10th place respectively.
A total of 533 universities from 47 countries and regions were included in the ranking this year, with 81 universities from the Chinese mainland ranking first. India and Brazil came in second and third, with 56 and 46, respectively. Of the top 100 universities, 30 are from the Chinese mainland.
The Times Higher Education emerging economies university rankings compare universities in advanced, secondary and frontier economies, as ranked by the ftse index, across 13 indicators covering teaching, research and international perspectives.