Over the past decade, the Chinese government has attached great importance to the field of education, with the aim of making the Chinese education system better, richer and world-class. Chinese Central Government formed an official alliance with 9 Chinese universities called the C9 League Universities through Project 985 to promote the development and reputation of higher education in China.
C9 League Universities produce 20% of the nation’s academic publications and 30% of total citations. according to the People’s Daily newspaper, C9 League Universities refers as China’s Ivy League. and C9 League is also compared to other elite university groupings around the world such as Russell Group, U15, and Group of Eight, etc.
According to Wikipedia, C9 League Universities receive substantial funding from both national and local governments in order to build new research centers, improve facilities, hold international conferences, attract world-renowned faculty and visiting scholars, and help Chinese faculty attend conferences abroad. Here is the China’s most leading public research universities list:
- Peking University (北京大学)
- Tsinghua University (清华大学)
- Fudan University (复旦大学)
- Zhejiang University (浙江大学)
- Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大学)
- University of Science and Technology of China (中国科学技术大学)
- Nanjing University (南京大学)
- Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学)
- Harbin Institute of Technology (哈尔滨工业大学)
Peking University (北京大学)
Peking or Beijing University (PKU) is a major research and oldest public university in China with a Double First-Class reputation and the first national university in Chinese modern history, also a member of the elite C9 League Universities.
Peking University has 49 colleges including 6 faculties and offers 128 undergraduate programs, 285 graduate programs, and 262 doctoral programs. Peking University library is one of the largest libraries in the world and the biggest university library in Asia, with a collection of nearly 8 million volumes. for more details click on the official site of Peking University.
Tsinghua University (清华大学)
Tsinghua University is a prestigious major public research university in China with a Double First-Class reputation. Tsinghua University was established in 1911 and It is a member of Elite C9 League Universities including Project 985 and Project 211. Tsinghua University has 21 schools and 59 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education, and art.
Tsinghua University has produced many notable graduates including Chinese President Xi Jinping, former Chinese President Hu Jintao, former premier Zhu Rongji, former vice premier Huang Ju, governor of the People’s Bank of China Zhou Xiaochuan, etc. for more details click on the official site of Tsinghua University.
Fudan University (复旦大学)
Fudan University is widely considered one of the most prestigious and selective public research universities in China. It was established in 1905 before the end of China’s imperial Qing dynasty. Fudan University is a also C9 League University with a Double First-Class reputation. It has four campuses in Shanghai. for more details click on the official site of Fudan University.
Zhejiang University (浙江大学)
Zhejiang University is renowned for its enormous academic records. ZJU is one of the oldest public research universities and top higher education institutions including a member of the elite C9 League Universities in China. Zhejiang University is organized across 7 faculties and 37 schools and offers more than 140 undergraduate and 300 graduate programs. Zhejiang University is famous for its notable graduates like 1st CPC general secretary & 1st CPC chairman Chen Duxiu, Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo founder Colin Huang, WebEx co-founder Min Zhu, etc. for more details click on the official site of Zhejiang University.
Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大学)
Shanghai Jiaotong University in China’s one of the best and prestigious key universities, established was in 1896 in Shanghai. It is also a Double first-class C9 league elite university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education of China. SJTU has 6 campuses, 33 schools, 13 affiliated hospitals, 2 affiliated medical research institutes. for more details click on the official site of Shanghai Jiaotong University.
University of Science and Technology of China (中国科学技术大学)
The University of Science and Technology of China is the most prominent and prestigious university with an excellent higher reputation worldwide. USTC under the direct leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and member of the Elite C9 League. It was established in 1958 in Beijing and later moved to Anhui province at the beginning of 1970 during the Cultural Revolution for strategic action by the Chinese government. for more details click on the official site of the University of Science and Technology of China.
Nanjing University (南京大学)
Nanjing University is also the oldest higher education institution in China. It is a major public research university and a member of the Elite C9 League of Chinese universities. Nanjing University was established in 1902 and now It has two main campuses. NJU has made remarkable achievements in areas such as scientific research, social change, educational reform, and made indelible contributions to China’s scientific sector. for more details click on the official site of Nanjing University.
Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学)
Xi’an Jiaotong University is a Chinese prestigious Elite C9 League National Key Research University in China. It was established in 1896 in Shanghai and In 1956, the main part of Jiaotong University was relocated to Shaanxi province capital’s Xi’an. XJTU is also a member of Project 985 and Project 211 with a Double First-class reputation. XJTU has 4 campuses, 26 schools, 9 colleges for undergraduates, and 20 affiliated teaching hospitals. for more details click on the official site of Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Harbin Institute of Technology (哈尔滨工业大学)
Harbin Institute of Technology is an open, multidisciplinary, research-oriented public university in China and a member of China’s elite C9 League. HIT has 23 schools, 86 undergraduate programs, 9 National Key Disciplines, 7 National Key Labs, and 39 members of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences. It has 3 campuses: one in Heilongjiang Province, one in Shandong Province, and another one in Guangdong Province. for more details click on the official site of Harbin Institute of Technology.