Five Hong Kong universities and seven Chinese mainland universities ranked among the top 200 of the QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
Based on the most recent version of QS World University Rankings released on Tuesday, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) keeps the very first spot for the fourth year running, followed by Harvard, while the University of Cambridge shares the third place with Stanford University, as well as the fifth is California Institute of Technology.
One of the international top 20, the USA has ten universities, while five British universities made it to the top 20, including University of Cambridge, University of Oxford (6th), UCL University College London (7th), Imperial College London (8th) and King’s College London(19).
ETH Zurich of Switzerland, the only university that’s neither from the U.S. or Britain, was in the top 10, ranked 9th.
New rankings showed the sharpest rise in the top 15 is two Singaporean universities, National University of Singapore (12th) and Nanyang Technological University (13th), which is also the first time both universities make the top 15.
Among the top 200, a total of 49 associations are from the U.S., Britain has 30, followed by 12 Dutch universities and 11 German universities.
Seven Chinese mainland universities are on the list of top 200, with Tsinghua University at 25th, Peking University at 41st, Fudan University at 51st, Shanghai Jiao Tong University at 70th, Zhejiang University at 110th, University of Science and Technology of China at 113th, and Nanjing University at 130th.