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  • The China Quarterly, Volume 215
  • September 2013, pp. 727-743

Are Chinese Universities Globally Competitive?*

  • Kathryn Mohrman (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0305741013000672
  • Published online: 20 June 2013
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This article compares five leading Chinese universities with 16 other research-intensive institutions in Asia, Europe and the United States. All the universities demonstrate an increasing commitment to research, although the fastest growth between 2003 and 2007 occurred in Asian institutions. Beijing and Qinghua universities compare favourably in terms of funding, but their research output is not as highly regarded. Despite concerns about academic freedom, the international standing of at least some Chinese universities is likely to rise in the future.

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Fieldwork for this study was partially supported by an A.T. Steele Travel Grant from the Institute for Asian Research at Arizona State University.

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