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Seeking Educational Excellence
Solving problems deep in China's higher education system is not just a matter of time, because China still lacks a modern system for running universities. Without this, the country is very likely to move further from its goal of world-class universities no matter how hard it struggles in the next few decades
A Tall Order

Recent news has made the Chinese public concerned that the country's ambition to build universities that compete with the finest in the world could take longer to materialize than expected.

The rapid growth of higher learning institutions has fueled public concerns that enrollments have exhausted the capacity of faculty to maintain quality in some colleges

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The Science of Life
The engagement of Rao Yi, who enjoys a good reputation for his molecular biological research in the international scientific community, reflects the determination of both Peking University and Chinese educational circles to reform
A Real Dreamer
Zhu Qingshi, 64, a reform-minded educator, has always been a hot topic in China. As then president of USTC, he refused to enlarge the campus and its enrollment, making USTC the only major university in China that did not do so
Number of Higher Education Institutions



Universities &Colleges

 Short-Cycle Colleges
   2,263 1,079   1,184


 533 246   287

Natural Sciences&Technology 

 801  320  481


 83  41  42


 18  7  11


 159  103  56

Teacher Training

 188  140  48


 48  21  27


 237  110  127

Political Science&Law

 69  23  46

Physical Culture

 30  16  14


 80  39  41

Ethnic Nationality

 17  13  4

                               (Source: Website of the Ministry of Education)
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