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The World First Class University and First Class Academic Discipline Construction (), combined together and known as Double First Class (), is a tertiary education development initiative designed by the People's Republic of China government, in 2015, which aims to comprehensively develop elite Chinese universities and their individual faculty departments into world-class institutions by the end of 2050. The full list of the sponsored universities and disciplines was published in September 2017, which includes 42 Double First Class Universities (36 Class A schools and six Class B schools) and 465 first class disciplines spread among 140 schools (95 Double First Class Disciplines Universities) including the first class universities. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018/19 and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019/20, most of the 42 double first class universities are considered as among the top 500 universities in the world and most of these 95 double first class disciplines universities are ranked among the top 1000 universities worldwide. It was unclear whether this plan represents a new way of ranking universities in China, or replaces Project 211, Project 985, or the C9 League.


Double First Class Universities


The lists of Class A, Class B, and Double Class discipline universities were issued by Chinese Ministry of Education without any ranking within the lists (by "school code"). These lists follow in alphabetical order:


Class A (36 universities)


*Beihang University (北京航空航天大学) *Beijing Institute of Technology (北京理工大学) *Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学) *Central South University (中南大学) *China Agricultural University (中国农业大学) *Chongqing University (重庆大学) *Dalian University of Technology (大连理工大学) *East China Normal University (华东师范大学) *Fudan University (复旦大学) *Harbin Institute of Technology (哈尔滨工业大学) *Huazhong University of Science and Technology (华中科技大学) *Jilin University (吉林大学) *Lanzhou University (兰州大学) *Minzu University of China (中央民族大学) *Nanjing University (南京大学) *Nankai University (南开大学) *National University of Defense Technology (国防科技大学) *Northwestern Polytechnical University (西北工业大学) *Ocean University of China (中国海洋大学) *Peking University (北京大学) *Renmin University of China (中国人民大学) *Shandong University (山东大学) *Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大学) *Sichuan University (四川大学) *South China University of Technology (华南理工大学) *Southeast University (东南大学) *Sun Yat-sen University (中山大学) *Tianjin University (天津大学) *Tongji University (同济大学) *Tsinghua University (清华大学) *University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (电子科技大学) *University of Science and Technology of China (中国科学技术大学) *Wuhan University (武汉大学) *Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学) *Xiamen University (厦门大学) *Zhejiang University (浙江大学)


Class B (6 universities)


*Hunan University (湖南大学) *Northwest A&F University (西北农林科技大学) *Northeastern University (东北大学) *Xinjiang University (新疆大学) *Yunnan University (云南大学) *Zhengzhou University (郑州大学)


Double first class disciplines universities (95 universities)


*Anhui University (安徽大学) *Beijing Foreign Studies University (北京外国语大学) *Beijing Forestry University (北京林业大学) *Beijing Jiaotong University (北京交通大学) *Beijing Sport University (北京体育大学) *Beijing University of Chemical Technology (北京化工大学) *Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (北京中医药大学) *Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (北京邮电大学) *Beijing University of Technology (北京工业大学) *Capital Normal University (首都师范大学) *Central Academy of Drama (中央戏剧学院) *Central Academy of Fine Arts (中央美术学院) *Central China Normal University (华中师范大学) *Central Conservatory of Music (中央音乐学院) *Central University of Finance and Economics (中央财经大学) *Chang'an University (长安大学) *Chengdu University of Technology (成都理工大学) *Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (成都中医药大学) *China Academy of Art (中国美术学院) *China Conservatory of Music (中国音乐学院) *China Foreign Affairs University (外交学院) *China Pharmaceutical University (中国药科大学) *China University of Geosciences (Beijing) (中国地质大学(北京)) *China University of Geosciences (中国地质大学(武汉)) *China University of Mining and Technology (中国矿业大学) *China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing) (中国矿业大学(北京)) *China University of Petroleum (Beijing) (中国石油大学(北京)) *China University of Petroleum (Huadong) (中国石油大学(华东)) *China University of Political Science and Law (中国政法大学) *Communication University of China (中国传媒大学) *Dalian Maritime University (大连海事大学) *Donghua University (东华大学) *East China University of Science and Technology (华东理工大学) *Fuzhou University (福州大学) *Guangxi University (广西大学) *Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (广州中医药大学) *Guizhou University (贵州大学) *Hainan University (海南大学) *Harbin Engineering University (哈尔滨工程大学) *Hebei University of Technology (河北工业大学) *Hefei University of Technology (合肥工业大学) *Henan University (河南大学) *Hohai University (河海大学) *Huazhong Agricultural University (华中农业大学) *Hunan Normal University (湖南师范大学) *Inner Mongolia University (内蒙古大学) *Jiangnan University (江南大学) *Jinan University (暨南大学) *Liaoning University (辽宁大学) *Nanchang University (南昌大学) *Nanjing Agricultural University (南京农业大学) *Nanjing Forestry University (南京林业大学) *Nanjing Normal University (南京师范大学) *Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (南京航空航天大学) *Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (南京中医药大学) *Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (南京信息工程大学) *Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (南京邮电大学) *Nanjing University of Science and Technology (南京理工大学) *Ningbo University (宁波大学) *Ningxia University (宁夏大学) *North China Electric Power University (华北电力大学) *Northeast Agricultural University (东北农业大学) *Northeast Forestry University (东北林业大学) *Northeast Normal University (东北师范大学) *Northwest University (西北大学) *Peking Union Medical College (北京协和医学院) *People's Public Security University of China (中国人民公安大学) *Qinghai University (青海大学) *Second Military Medical University (第二军医大学) *Shaanxi Normal University (陕西师范大学) *Shanghai Conservatory of Music (上海音乐学院) *Shanghai International Studies University (上海外国语大学) *Shanghai Ocean University (上海海洋大学) *Shanghai University (上海大学) *Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (上海财经大学) *Shanghai University of Sport (上海体育学院) *Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (上海中医药大学) *Shihezi University (石河子大学) *Sichuan Agricultural University (四川农业大学) *Soochow University (苏州大学) *South China Normal University (华南师范大学) *Southwest Jiaotong University (西南交通大学) *Southwest Petroleum University (西南石油大学) *Southwest University (西南大学) *Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (西南财经大学) *Taiyuan University of Technology (太原理工大学) *The Fourth Military Medical University (第四军医大学) *Tianjin Medical University (天津医科大学) *Tiangong University(Former name: Tianjin Polytechnic University) (天津工业大学) *Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (天津中医药大学) *Tibet University (西藏大学) *University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (中国科学院大学) *University of International Business and Economics (对外经济贸易大学) *University of Science & Technology Beijing (北京科技大学) *Wuhan University of Technology (武汉理工大学) *Xidian University (西安电子科技大学) *Yanbian University (延边大学) *Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (中南财经政法大学)

Valuation

On 18 September, 2020, the members of "Double First Class" expert valuation group, which was headed by Lin Huiqing, Chairman of the Medical Education Expert Committee of the Ministry of Education and former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Education, unanimously agreed that Tsinghua University has been fully established as a world-class university.

See also

* List of universities in China * Imperial Universities, a grouping of elite older universities in Japan * Golden Triangle (English universities), a group of elite universities in the UK * Ivy League, a formal grouping of elite private universities in the United States * Russell Group, a grouping of research intensive universities in the UK *TU9, alliance of nine leading Technical Universities in Germany * SKY (universities), a group of prestigious Korean universities * Project 211, an earlier program for recognizing top Chinese universities * Project 985, another set of top Chinese universities * C9 League, a network of 9 elite Chinese universities *Excellence League, an alliance of Chinese universities with strong backgrounds in engineering * Canadian U15, a group of 15 research intensive universities in Canada *Go8, a coalition of 8 research intensive Australian universities


References


{{Education in China Category:Higher education in China