Renmin University of China has a centre that aims to evaluate higher education with Chinese characteristics and an international perspective. It hopes to answer key questions such as how a “world-class university” is defined, measured and built. Photo: Getty Images

Chinese universities aim for world class while rejecting world standards

  • As President Xi calls on Chinese universities to ‘blaze a new path’, withdrawal from rankings decided by foreign bodies gains support within China
  • Education experts say China’s institutions will not abandon all evaluations, and are ready to be measured against diverse and comprehensive criteria
13 May 2022 - 11:30AM