CHINA LEADS BRICS NATIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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BEIJING: Chinese universities led the rankings in a survey of schools from the five major developing “BRICS” nations, a survey said on Wednesday, despite problems including restrictions on academic freedom. China took six of the top 10 slots in a study of schools there and in Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa by the London-based rankings firm QS. The report placed Tsinghua and Peking University, both in Beijing, in first and second place, and said China was “the most likely of the BRICS nations to achieve its goal of developing world-class universities.” Brazilian institutions took two of the top 10 spots, with Russia and South Africa on one each. China has invested heavily in higher education in recent decades.

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