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Mar 30, 2018 07:05 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Two Top Universities Are Letting Students Down, Report Claims

The main gate of Peking University in Beijing is seen on Jan. 20. Photo: VCG
The main gate of Peking University in Beijing is seen on Jan. 20. Photo: VCG

Beijing’s Peking and Tsinghua universities have long been heralded as China’s top contenders for taking on world-class institutions such as Harvard and Oxford.

But a recent ranking of Chinese universities has the pair trailing behind even some of the country’s less-prestigious institutions.

The rankings — which looked at a group of universities that the government wants to be world-class in the coming decades — rated institutions on four criteria, including students’ extracurricular activities and student growth.

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