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What's the Double First-Class University Project?

About Double First-class Initiative

Double First-class University Project, also known as the “Double-First Class” initiative, Double First Class University Plan, which mainly contains the university list published by Chinese authorities in late September 2018 for developing a number of world-class universities and disciplines by the end of 2050 and improving China higher education power and international competitiveness.

The Double First Class University project is different from “985 project”and “211 project”, but which holds same goal for strengthening Chinese international education level. The university list was released through a series of competitive selection, expert evaluation and government assessment in a way of periodic screening, which supported and approved by State Council, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance.

Which Universities are included in?
  • World-class Universities
List of “Double First-Class” university project
There are 137 Chinese universities were selected in Double First Class University list in fist batch, among which contains 42 world-class universities and 95 world-class disciplines.
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Peking University Apply
Renmin University of China Apply
Tsinghua University Apply
Beihang University Apply
Beijing Institute of Technology Apply
China Agricultural University Apply
Beijing Normal University Apply
Minzu University of China Apply
Nankai University Apply
Tianjin University Apply
Dalian University of Technology Apply
Jilin University Apply
Harbin Institute of Technology Apply
Fudan University Apply
Tongji University Apply
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Apply
East China Normal University Apply
Nanjing University Apply
Southeast University Apply
Zhejiang University Apply
University of Science and Technology of China Apply
Xiamen University Apply
Shandong University Apply
Ocean University of China Apply
Wuhan University Apply
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Apply
Central South University Apply
Sun Yat-sen University Apply
South China University of Technology Apply
Sichuan University Apply
Chongqing University Apply
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Apply
Xi'an Jiaotong University Apply
Northwestern Polytechnical University Apply
Lanzhou University Apply
National University of Defense Technology Apply
Northeastern University Apply
Zhengzhou University Apply
Hunan University Apply
Yunnan University Apply
Northwest A&F University Apply
Xinjiang University Apply
  • Universities with World Class Disciplines please check this link:

  http://ranking.cucas.edu.cn/rankings/2018_Double_First_Class_Universities__Not_in_Ranking_Order__9468.html

How to make use of it?
Firstly, all universities which were selected in the list of Double first Class University will develop and strengthen its interational education level.To some degree, all universities will put more energy to reach this goal under the support of government.
 
Secondly, all universities or  disciplines can be listed which means their outstanding education powerl and  superiority. Students can make use of these advantages when they hesitate to choose study in  which Chinese university.
Of course, there are many other good universities in China except Double-first Class Universities, students can choose the university which is suitable for themselves career development.
 
In conclusion, the Double first class university can  provide more Chinese Universities information for international students  when they choose to study in China. Students can do the decision through combining different factors, for example take different university plan as reference when they choose the university and the major.