A university ranking list of all universities in China has recently been released and it has not been published without controversy. According to reports, the maker of the rankings, Wu Shulian, a researcher at Guangdong Academy of Management Science, may have been influenced by bribes. The more a university paid, the higher they appeared in the university rankings in China. While in the United States, people may take issue with the algorithm used by “US News & World Report” and the weight that it assigns to various components of the formula, at least nobody accuses the publication of taking bribes!
In the Chinese university rankings, Zhejiang University tops the list, the first time this university has topped a “reputable” ranking list since 1993. Placing second is Peking University followed by Tsinghua University (which typically tops the rankings), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University, Nanjin University, Sun Yat-sen University, Wuhan University, Huang Zhong University of Science and Technology and Sichun University.