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Chinese University Rankings in Archaeology 2012

1 March 2013

University rankings are usually a topic of interest at University College London, since we often do reasonably well in such exercises.  We were consequently interested to read the latest Chinese University rankings, published in January 2013.   The Ministry of Education, Chinese Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC) has undertaken a National Academic Discipline Evaluation of universities offering postgraduate degrees in the list of national first level disciplines in 2012. 

The rankings in Archaeology were as following:

Ranking Name of University Evaluation Score
1 Peking University 95
2 Jilin University  85
3 Northwest University 82
  Shandong University 82
5 Sichuan University  79
6 Nanjing University  78
7  Nankai University 76
  Zhengzhou University 76
  Sun Yat-sen University 76
10 Fudan University 74
  Xianmen University 74
  Wuhan University 74

The Institute of Archaeology, University College London (IoA, UCL) is pleased to have established good and close working relationships with several of the institutions that came top of this survey. Our congratulations go to our colleagues in the School of Archaeology and Museology at Peking University.  The International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology (ICCHA) is co-funded by this school, and become a platform for academic exchange between UK and China, supporting postgraduate student scholarship in the field of archaeology, cultural heritage and conservation.  We are similarly pleased to have agreed teaching and academic exchange with the Northwest University in Xi’an and run various projects with colleagues in Shandong University and Sichuan University.  We look forward to working with all of our partners in China in further improving our excellent relationship with Chinese archaeology.