Top Universities Computer Science

TOP UNIVERSITIES OF COMPUTER SCIENCE IN CHINA. Computer science is the study of computers and their uses, and the field comprises a wide range of subjects. They include software engineering and design, artificial intelligence theory, programming languages, information systems and information...

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Computer science is the study of computers and their uses, and the field comprises a wide range of subjects. They include software engineering and design, artificial intelligence theory, programming languages, information systems and information technology. These are the top universities in China for computer science, which were ranked based on their reputation and research in the field.




Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.

The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development.

Tsinghua University was forced to move to Kunming and join with Peking University and Nankai University to form the Southwest Associated University due to the Resistance War against the Japanese Invasion in 1937. In 1946 The University was moved back to its original location in Beijing after the war.

After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.

Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.

With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well being of Chinese society and to world development.




With a history of over 50 years, HUST has grown into a dynamic university enjoying social support and good reputation and shouldering a historical mission. It distinguishes itself among domestic universities by virtue of its rapid growth, pragmatism and efficient use of resources. It commits itself to the task of dissemination of existing knowledge and creation of new knowledge. It strives to cultivate capable and innovative young minds and to serve both individual and global needs. To these ends, the University seeks to be student-centered so that they may explore their capabilities and interests and develop their full intellectual and human potential. It aims to foster academic innovation through coordinated interdisciplinary developmental efforts and draws on an unwavering drive toward excellence with a commitment to contributing to the needs of a changing society. HUST is also a research-based university, which maintains close ties with business and industry. It boasts one of China’s five national labs —Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO), and the Pulsed High Magnetic Field Center (PHMFC), one of the twelve national scientific facilities. It is home to more than ten state-level scientific research platforms as well.

Mission :Implementing the strategy of “development with talents” and hinging on the first-rate platform for innovation, HUST continuously gathers academic leaders and top innovative talents. Relying on the construction of high-level talent groups and innovation teams, HUST has improved the overall academic level and innovation capacity of the faculty. Taking the promotion of the total recruitment and replacement system as the turning point, HUST has established a resource allocation system as well as a talent encouragement system, both of which are beneficial to talent cultivation, scientific and technological innovation, and social service.
Sticking to the principle of “Seeking Support through Service, Pursuing Development by Contribution”, HUST actively promotes the utilization of its achievements, and expands the coverage of education.




Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions, which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through 120 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has become a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China. 

By December 2016, SJTU has had 29 schools/departments, 25 directly affiliated institutions, 13 affiliated hospitals, with 16,188 undergraduates and 288,42 postgraduates (13,841 master degree candidates and 6,506 doctorate degree candidates) ,2, 134 overseas students. The university faculty includes 2,793 full-time teachers (among which 890 are professors), 22 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 24 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 selected in "Thousand Talents Top Program" of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee, 98 selected in "Thousand Talents Program" of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee, 84 chosen in "Young Talents Program", 131 Distinguished Professors and Chair Professors of "Cheung Kong Scholar Program", 116 winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 35 Chief Scientists of the Major State Basic Research Development Program of China (973 Program), 14 Chief Scientists of the State Key Scientific Research Program, 13 Innovation Research Groups, National Natural Science Foundation of China and 20 Innovation Teams, MOE.

Today SJTU has 62 undergraduate programs covering 9 major disciplines: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and arts. Since 2000, there are 47 national higher education teaching achievement prizes (31 completed independently). With 12 National Teaching and Talents Cultivation Bases, 9 National Off-campus Practice Education Bases, 6 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centers, 2 national demonstration centers of virtual simulation experiment teaching,5 National Engineering Practice Education Centers, and 10 Shanghai Municipal Experiment Teaching Demonstration Centers, SJTU has 8 national-level teaching groups, 15 Shanghai Municipal teaching groups, 8 nationally renowned teachers and 36 Shanghai locally renowned teachers and owns 46 national-level quality courses, 12 national-level video-recorded open courses, 23 national-level quality resource-sharing courses, 153 Shanghai Municipal quality courses, 7 bilingual-teaching demonstration courses, and 11 Shanghai higher education all-English demonstration courses.

Up to now SJTU has 37 first-level disciplines authorized to offer doctorate degree covering 8 fields: economics, law, literature, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and management; 55 first-level disciplines authorized to offer master degree covering all the 12 discipline fields; 3 disciplines authorized to offer professional doctorate degree; 23 disciplines authorized to offer professional master degree; 32 postdoctoral research station, 1 national laboratory (preparing), 1 national key technology infrastructure, 8 national key laboratories, 5 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering laboratories, 1 national research and development centers, 1 national defense key discipline laboratory, 3 collaborative innovation centers, 1 international united laboratory;14 key laboratories of MOE, 5 key laboratories of National Health and Family Planning Commission, 1 key laboratory of Ministry of Agriculture, 31 key laboratories of Shanghai Municipal Government, 5 engineering research centers of MOE, 5 engineering technology research centers of Shanghai, 1 National Social Science Fund consultation spot, 2 research bases for cultural industries, Ministry of Culture, 12 theoretical innovation bases, think tank and economic and social development research office of Shanghai, 3 WHO collaborating centers, 1 National Technology Transfer Center, and 1 National University Science Park.




Zhejiang University is a public institution that traces its roots back to 1897. The university is located in Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, about 110 miles southwest of Shanghai. More than 47,000 students attend the university, and around half of them study at the undergraduate level. Zhejiang University comprises seven campuses: the main campus, Zijingang, and the Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Zhijiang, Zhoushan and Haining campuses. Tuition costs are higher for international students and vary by subject and degree level. University housing is available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

The university offers programs in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, the humanities and medicine. In all, students can choose from more than 120 undergraduate programs and well over 300 master's programs. Doctoral programs are also available. The primary language of instruction is Chinese, but Zhejiang University also offers more than a dozen master’s degree programs taught in English. The English-taught master’s offerings include programs in business, China studies and engineering. The university follows a four-term academic calendar. University resources include seven affiliated hospitals and a library that houses more than 6.83 million volumes. Among the laboratory facilities at Zhejiang University are more than a dozen national key labs that focus on different specialty areas, such as the State Key Lab of Clean Energy Utilization, the State Key Lab of Rice Biology and the State Key Lab of Modern Optical Instrumentation. Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents. In 2015, research fund at Zhejiang University amounted to 3,316 million Yuan. 

As of Dec. 2016, there are a total of 48,762 full-time students enrolled at Zhejiang University, including approximately 15,092 graduate students, 9,537 Ph.D. candidates, and 24,133 undergraduates. In addition, there are about 6,237 international students currently attending Zhejiang University. Among its approximate 3,502 standing faculty members, 1,552 faculty members have title of professor. Other important facts and figures are as follows: 18 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 88 experts in State "1000-elite Programs", 41 chief scientists of national 973 projects, 127 Chair Professors in Cheung Kong Scholar Program, and 129 scholars awarded with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. With seven campuses, namely Zijingang, Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Zhijiang, Zhoushan and Haining campus, Zhejiang University encompasses an area of 4,265,678 square meters with school buildings covering 2,575,983 square meters of floor space. The university library holds a collection of more than 6.935 million volumes. In addition, Zhejiang University has 7 high-level affiliated hospitals.

As a national university standing by River Qiantang, Zhejiang University is striving to build itself into an innovative comprehensive research university with a world-class status. Zhejiang University will be adhering to the spirit of seeking the truth and pioneering new trails, dedicating itself to creating and disseminating knowledge, inheriting and advancing civilization, serving and leading the society, and promoting national prosperity, social development and human progress.




Southwest University (SWU) is a key comprehensive “211 project (top 100 universities in the 21th century gaining preferential support in the construction and development from Chinese government)” university and “985 Project (a constructive project for founding world-class universities in the 21st century conducted by the central government) Innovation Platform” Project university sponsored by China’s Ministry of Education. SWU is located in Beibei District, Chongqing Municipality, in a national scenic area Jinyun Mountain and surrounded by the scenic Jialing River, and covers a total area of over 600 hectares, with buildings nearly 1.8 million square meters. The forest coverage rate reaching 80%, SWU is well known for her “Garden Campus”.

SWU covers a wide range of majors including philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, history, science, engineering, agronomy, medicine, arts and management. The university now offers 5 state level key disciplines, 55 provincial/ministry level key disciplines, 22 postdoctoral programs, 68 doctoral programs, 1 professional Doctor’s program, 161 master's programs, 19 professional Master’s programs and 107 bachelor's programs. There are over 2800 full time teachers including 1800 professors and full-time researchers. There are a variety of students numbering over 100000, of whom 50000 are full-time undergraduates and postgraduates.

SWU is known nationwide for its teacher education and agricultural researches. Majors in pedagogy, psychology and agriculture enjoy distinguished predominance in China; and the research of Silkworm Genome is top in the world. A great deal of creative research fruits have been achieved in the fields of Zero Tillage Cultivation, Silkworm Genome, Education and Psychology of Southwestern Minorities, and Human Time Cognition, etc.

SWU has a strong research capability. She has built Chongqing Beibei National University Science Park, a national key laboratory, a national engineering research center, one Ministry-Municipality Key Laboratory Breeding Base, 10 key laboratories sponsored by Ministry of Education / Ministry of Agriculture, 3 Engineering Research Centers sponsored by Ministry of Education, 3 “111 Project” innovation talent recruitment bases, 2 national field observation stations, 2 scientific observation experimental stations sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, 2 field bases sponsored by Ministry of Land and Resources, 1 key research base for humanities and social sciences sponsored by Ministry of Education, 13 key research bases for humanities and social sciences sponsored by Chongqing Municipality. The past five years have seen a substantial growth in the number of research projects and the amount of funding, with the annual growth rate of more than 30%.

SWU is an ideal place for study in China. SWU is committed to international academic exchange and cooperation and has set up international cooperative and exchange programs with more than 200 colleges and scientific institutions in more than 30 countries and regions. Since the 1950’s SWU has been enrolling students from abroad and there are many international students from 60 countries or regions studying for their bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees or for their further studies at SWU every year. Beibei, where SWU is located, is an important component of Liangjiang New Area, the third national development and opening zone in China - and the first in the inland - approved by the State Council. Beibei is also part of Chongqing, the only municipality in the inland, the most strategically important fulcrum and industry hinterland of the latest “Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-century Maritime Silk Road” international program, the economic center of the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, one of the most competitive potential international metropolis in the world. And it boasts the Three Gorges, Dazu Stone Carvings and Spicy Hotpot, which enjoy worldwide fame. The qualified international students at SWU are privileged to get “Chinese Government Scholarship”, “Confucius Institute Scholarship”, “Chongqing Mayor Scholarship”, “SWU President Scholarship”, “SWU Excellent International students’ Scholarship” and “SWU International College Scholarship”.




Grounded in the rich cultural legacy of Peking University, Guanghua School of Management is at the forefront of China’s social and economic progress. 

Our mission extends beyond business or management. We are an institution comprised of scholars, pioneers, and innovators. We are determined to advance management knowledge and cultivate leaders. We are dedicated to the betterment of China and the global society. 

With a team of over 120 faculty, comprised of a diverse group of prominent business leaders and experts, students of all programs have unparalleled academic support.  Faculty serve as mentors and their research goes beyond the publication - actively shaping China’s national policies. It is this wealth of knowledge and experience that is incorporated into the learning experience and will advance your studies here at Guanghua.

As an international student, you will be among the best and the brightest minds in China and around the world.  We want you to add to the conversation, challenge your thinking and, most of all, and experience global business in China. As a business school at the forefront of the world’s most rapidly growing economy, studying in China is a unique opportunity to start your global care. The university has made an effective combination of the research on important scientific issues with the training of personnel with high level specialized knowledge and professional skill as demanded by the country's socialist modernization. It strives not only for the simultaneous improvements in teaching and research work, but also for the promotion of interaction and mutual promotion among various subjects.

Thus Peking University has become a center for teaching and research and a university of the new type, consisting of diverse branches of learning such as pure and applied sciences, social sciences and the humanities, and sciences of management and education. Its aim is to rank among the world's best universities at the beginning of the next century.


Founded in 1898, Peking University (PKU) is the first national university in Chinese modern history, with a high reputation in and outside China, owing to the abundant teaching resources and outstanding research level. Peking University now consists of 31 colleges and 14 departments, offering 101 undergraduate programs, 224 postgraduate programs, and 202 doctoral programs.

In 2004, there were over 4000 international students from about 80 countries, including 1825 long-term students and approximately 2,600 short-term students. Among them, there were 1,292 Degree-Seeking students, including those seeking undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree