About Peking University:

Peking University is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing. Founded as the Imperial University of Peking in 1898 as a successor and replacement of Guozijian (Imperial College), t is the first modern national university established in China. It also served as the highest administration for education in China at the beginning of its founding. By the early 1920s, Peking University had become a center for China's emerging progressive thought. Peking University's school library is one of the largest libraries in the world with over 8 million volumes. The university also operates the PKU Hall, a professional centre for arts performance, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Arts and Archaeology. Peking University's affiliated Founder Corporation is the largest university affiliated company in China. It is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 241 161 146 124 125 88 72 66 47 46 37 36 33 29 23

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 163 179 141 134 289 88 94 67 69 65 71 44 30 29
Engineering 65 65 45 38 35 37 28 19 20 16 17 15 17 19
Life Sciences 254 294 200 180 171 136 125 104 97 98 89 79 68 37
Medicine - - 262 241 213 213 189 164 164 155 135 124 118 78
Natural Sciences 41 41 42 39 26 20 20 11 12 11 13 11 9 9
Social Sciences - 221 225 245 209 181 160 161 150 135 120 99 89 68

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 290 289 220 207 190 193 146 170 134 112 130
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 58 49 50
Chemistry 18 8 6 9 5 6 6 5 6 5 7
Chemical Engineering 72 70 55 47 24 27 28 27 34 34 53
Civil Engineering 49 56 47 36 35 37 41 46 36 41 107
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 113 97 64
Computer Science 96 84 79 46 42 31 31 36 34 34 31
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 52 47 42
Electrical Engineering 104 67 57 36 25 17 17 17 19 20 20
Environment / Ecology 85 73 60 54 35 38 39 41 20 11 7
Geosciences 43 46 37 29 19 19 13 12 10 12 12
Immunology - - - - - - - - 150 140 108
Materials Science 26 22 23 17 16 13 10 5 6 6 9
Mathematics 21 26 23 17 21 24 20 26 32 29 30
Mechanical Engineering 71 66 75 76 64 49 66 68 57 72 52
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 86 56 43
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 54 48 29
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 141 151 110
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 81 61 56 39 42 46 49 45 29 16
Physics 46 33 38 32 17 17 14 13 8 9 8
Plant & Animal Science 218 160 137 175 118 122 130 104 98 91 94
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 205 210 136
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 111 96 78
Space Science - - - - - - - - 73 59 44
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 25
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 3
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 14