China has six universities that made it into the top-20 ranks of QS, a specialized bureau ranking global universities: Tsinghua University, Peking University are the best mainland universities and Hong Kong University is even the number one in the new Asian list. But notwithstanding this fact, and taking into account the huge growth in number of students, it is still at best unclear what to think of the current state of tertiary education in the country.
Hong Kong doing well in Asian top-11
China Mainland with 2 other universities in top-20 (Rank 12 and 16)
Students work hard and there is a huge rat race going for places in the best universities. Internationally we do see a growing number of Western universities benefiting through a rise in the number of faculty from Chinese descent. This is especially the case in majors with a quantitative or beta background.
Are Chinese Students getting the Education that is required
to make the country the economic number one of the World?