Dec 7, 2022
Ascent of Chinese Universities in World Rankings—Global Ambitions, Local Governance?
- 14:00 to 15:30
- Lise Meitner Research Group
- Ma Liang (Renmin University of China)
Chinese elite universities compete with world-class universities in dominant world rankings, and the past two decades have seen their ratings soar in these league tables. World rankings have been widely used in Chinese universities’ strategy formation, talent acquisition, and faculty recruitment, but the government aims to mitigate the consequences of rankings to university governance and develop top universities with Chinese characteristics. This talk will review the development of international and domestic university rankings and their enduring roles in shaping the autonomy of Chinese universities by using quantitative analyses and case studies.
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About This Series
China’s push to become a leading science power is unprecedented in its speed, scope and, arguably, success. Reactions to China’s rise in global science are dichotomous: some anticipate that science made in China may come to dominate global academia while others deem it impossible to achieve scientific leadership under an authoritarian regime. A focus on rankings and statistics alone is apparently not enough to grasp the origins, characteristics, and the possible futures of China as a science superpower.
This monthly lecture series will bring together fresh empirical insights and intriguing theoretical reflections about the development of the science system in the People’s Republic of China and its global integration. Representing a variety of social science perspectives, our guest speakers will explore the evolution of Chinese science policy, interactions of societal norms and values and academia in the PRC, factors that enable or constrain scientific innovation, the global reception of scientific output and investment from China, the securitization of international collaboration, and much more.