100 Best universities for Development Studies in China

Below is the list of best universities in China ranked based on their research performance in Development Studies. A graph of 246K citations received by 47.9K academic papers made by 227 universities in China was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

1. Peking University

For Development Studies

#2 in Asia
#34 in the World
Enrollment
35,915
Founded
1898

2. University of Hong Kong

For Development Studies

#3 in Asia
#35 in the World
Enrollment
21,652
Founded
1911

3. Chinese University of Hong Kong

For Development Studies

#4 in Asia
#81 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1963

4. Tsinghua University

For Development Studies

#5 in Asia
#87 in the World
Enrollment
48,739
Founded
1911

5. Beijing Normal University

For Development Studies

#6 in Asia
#108 in the World
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1902

6. Renmin University of China

For Development Studies

#7 in Asia
#109 in the World
Enrollment
24,201
Founded
1937

7. City University of Hong Kong

For Development Studies

#8 in Asia
#115 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1984

8. Sun Yat - Sen University

For Development Studies

#11 in Asia
#131 in the World
Enrollment
65,638
Founded
1924

9. Wuhan University

For Development Studies

#12 in Asia
#133 in the World
Enrollment
60,000
Founded
1893

10. Fudan University

For Development Studies

#13 in Asia
#136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1905

11. Hong Kong Polytechnic University

For Development Studies

#15 in Asia
#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
2%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1937

12. Xiamen University

For Development Studies

#17 in Asia
#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
40,302
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1921

13. Nanjing University

For Development Studies

#21 in Asia
#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
56,068
Founded
1902

14. Zhejiang University

For Development Studies

#22 in Asia
#182 in the World
Enrollment
54,000
Founded
1897

15. East China Normal University

For Development Studies

#24 in Asia
#221 in the World
Enrollment
36,026
Founded
1951

16. Shanghai Jiao Tong University

For Development Studies

#26 in Asia
#239 in the World
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1896

17. Fujian Normal University

For Development Studies

#29 in Asia
#260 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1953

18. Hong Kong Baptist University

For Development Studies

#30 in Asia
#262 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1956

19. Shandong University

For Development Studies

#31 in Asia
#276 in the World
Enrollment
60,000
Founded
1901

20. Southwest University

For Development Studies

#32 in Asia
#287 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
2005

21. Nankai University

For Development Studies

#33 in Asia
#289 in the World
Enrollment
26,568
Founded
1919

22. Sichuan University

For Development Studies

#34 in Asia
#291 in the World
Enrollment
44,200
Founded
1896

23. Lanzhou University

For Development Studies

#35 in Asia
#293 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1909

24. Chongqing University

For Development Studies

#36 in Asia
#294 in the World
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1929

25. Huazhong University of Science and Technology

For Development Studies

#37 in Asia
#296 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1953

26. Xi'an Jiaotong University

For Development Studies

#38 in Asia
#303 in the World
Enrollment
40,346
Founded
1896

27. Central China Normal University

For Development Studies

#41 in Asia
#318 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
32,000
Founded
1903

28. Education University of Hong Kong

For Development Studies

#43 in Asia
#324 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994

29. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

For Development Studies

#44 in Asia
#329 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1991

30. Tongji University

For Development Studies

#45 in Asia
#334 in the World
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1907

31. Jilin University

For Development Studies

#46 in Asia
#336 in the World
Enrollment
68,000
Founded
1946

32. Dalian University of Technology

For Development Studies

#50 in Asia
#355 in the World
Enrollment
41,000
Founded
1949

33. Jinan University

For Development Studies

#53 in Asia
#365 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
37,918
Founded
1906

34. Beijing Institute of Technology

For Development Studies

#58 in Asia
#384 in the World
Enrollment
27,000
Founded
1940

35. China Agricultural University

For Development Studies

#60 in Asia
#389 in the World
Enrollment
20,000
Founded
1905

36. Hunan University

For Development Studies

#63 in Asia
#401 in the World
Enrollment
36,000
Founded
1926

37. Nanjing Agricultural University

For Development Studies

#67 in Asia
#413 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1952

38. Yunnan University

For Development Studies

#69 in Asia
#424 in the World
Enrollment
30,443
Founded
1923

39. Northwest University, China

For Development Studies

#70 in Asia
#435 in the World
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1912

40. Northeast Normal University

For Development Studies

#72 in Asia
#453 in the World
Enrollment
28,024
Founded
1946

41. Soochow University

For Development Studies

#74 in Asia
#470 in the World
Enrollment
48,901
Founded
1899

42. Jiangsu University

For Development Studies

#78 in Asia
#478 in the World
Enrollment
37,600
Founded
1902

43. Henan University

For Development Studies

#79 in Asia
#479 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1912

44. Central South University

For Development Studies

#84 in Asia
#492 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1914

45. North China Electric Power University

For Development Studies

#85 in Asia
#499 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1958

46. Nanjing Normal University

For Development Studies

#86 in Asia
#503 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1952

47. Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

For Development Studies

#90 in Asia
#513 in the World
Enrollment
20,419
Founded
1917

48. Northwest Normal University

For Development Studies

#92 in Asia
#518 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1902

49. Shanghai Normal University

For Development Studies

#93 in Asia
#522 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1954

50. Huazhong Agricultural University

For Development Studies

#95 in Asia
#531 in the World
Enrollment
26,196
Founded
1898

51. Southeast University

For Development Studies

#98 in Asia
#537 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
30,664
Founded
1902

52. Shanghai University

For Development Studies

#102 in Asia
#548 in the World
Enrollment
36,000
Founded
1994

53. Tianjin University

For Development Studies

#103 in Asia
#550 in the World
Enrollment
35,370
Founded
1895

54. South China Normal University

For Development Studies

#104 in Asia
#556 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1933

55. Zhejiang Normal University

For Development Studies

#106 in Asia
#569 in the World
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1956

56. Northwest A&F University

For Development Studies

#109 in Asia
#574 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
30,000
Founded
1934

57. Central University of Finance and Economics

For Development Studies

#111 in Asia
#593 in the World
Enrollment
15,000
Founded
1949

58. Shaanxi Normal University

For Development Studies

#112 in Asia
#597 in the World
Enrollment
38,000
Founded
1944

59. Peking Union Medical College

For Development Studies

#115 in Asia
#616 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1917

60. Hunan Normal University

For Development Studies

#122 in Asia
#643 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1938

61. Lingnan University

For Development Studies

#123 in Asia
#646 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1967

62. University of Macau

For Development Studies

#124 in Asia
#651 in the World
Enrollment
12,500

63. China University of Mining and Technology

For Development Studies

#127 in Asia
#662 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1909

64. Zhengzhou University

For Development Studies

#128 in Asia
#663 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1956

65. Hebei University

For Development Studies

#129 in Asia
#667 in the World
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1921

66. Zhejiang Gongshang University

For Development Studies

#130 in Asia
#668 in the World
Founded
1911

67. Anhui University

For Development Studies

#131 in Asia
#678 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1928

68. Anhui Normal University

For Development Studies

#134 in Asia
#687 in the World
Enrollment
47,000
Founded
1928

69. Beijing Forestry University

For Development Studies

#135 in Asia
#691 in the World
Enrollment
25,347
Founded
1952

70. Xinjiang University

For Development Studies

#138 in Asia
#698 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1924

71. Southwest Jiaotong University

For Development Studies

#139 in Asia
#699 in the World
Enrollment
44,000
Founded
1896

72. Liaoning Normal University

For Development Studies

#141 in Asia
#711 in the World
Enrollment
13,000
Founded
1951

73. Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

For Development Studies

#142 in Asia
#723 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1948

74. Guangzhou University

For Development Studies

#143 in Asia
#725 in the World
Enrollment
34,241
Founded
1927

75. Wuhan University of Technology

For Development Studies

#147 in Asia
#738 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
540,000
Founded
1946

76. Hubei University

For Development Studies

#148 in Asia
#740 in the World
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1931

77. Ocean University of China

For Development Studies

#149 in Asia
#744 in the World
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1924

78. University of Science and Technology of China

For Development Studies

#150 in Asia
#745 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1958

79. Guangxi Normal University

For Development Studies

#152 in Asia
#747 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1932

80. Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics

For Development Studies

#154 in Asia
#751 in the World
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1958

81. Hefei University of Technology

For Development Studies

#156 in Asia
#755 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1945

82. Guizhou University

For Development Studies

#157 in Asia
#756 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1902

83. South China University of Technology

For Development Studies

#160 in Asia
#764 in the World
Enrollment
42,720
Founded
1952

84. Yunnan Normal University

For Development Studies

#162 in Asia
#773 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1938

85. XiangTan University

For Development Studies

#164 in Asia
#775 in the World
Enrollment
37,057
Founded
1958

86. Southwestern University of Finance and Economics

For Development Studies

#165 in Asia
#778 in the World
Enrollment
21,000
Founded
1952

87. Harbin Institute of Technology

For Development Studies

#167 in Asia
#783 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1920

88. University of International Business and Economics

For Development Studies

#168 in Asia
#786 in the World
Enrollment
16,000
Founded
1951

89. Guangxi University

For Development Studies

#170 in Asia
#791 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1928

90. Sichuan Agricultural University

For Development Studies

#175 in Asia
#810 in the World
Enrollment
44,000
Founded
1906

91. Chongqing Technology and Business University

For Development Studies

#182 in Asia
#826 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1978

92. Beijing Jiaotong University

For Development Studies

#184 in Asia
#831 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1896

93. Minjiang University

For Development Studies

#187 in Asia
#844 in the World
Acceptance Rate
1%
Enrollment
18,000
Founded
2002

94. Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University

For Development Studies

#189 in Asia
#857 in the World
Enrollment
28,000
Founded
1936

95. Ningbo University

For Development Studies

#190 in Asia
#860 in the World
Enrollment
26,000
Founded
1986

96. South China Agricultural University

For Development Studies

#192 in Asia
#867 in the World
Enrollment
60,588
Founded
1909

97. Hohai University

For Development Studies

#195 in Asia
#878 in the World
Founded
1915

98. Beihang University

For Development Studies

#196 in Asia
#879 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1952

99. Huaqiao University

For Development Studies

#198 in Asia
#893 in the World
Enrollment
31,000
Founded
1960

100. Jiangxi Normal University

For Development Studies

#200 in Asia
#900 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1940

The best cities to study Development Studies in China based on the number of universities and their ranks are Beijing, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Wuhan.