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Double First Class University Plan

The Double First Class University Plan or Double Top University Plan (Chinese: 双一流; pinyin: shuāngyīliú)[1][2] is a Chinese government plan conceived in 2015[3] to comprehensively develop a group of elite Chinese universities and individual university departments into world-class universities and disciplines by the end of 2050.[4]

The full list of the sponsored universities and disciplines was published in September 2017, which includes 42 first class universities (36 Class A schools and six Class B schools) and 465 first class disciplines (spread among 140 schools including the first class universities).[5][1]

It was unclear whether this plan represents a new way of ranking universities in China,[4] or replaces Project 211, Project 985, or the C9 League.[5]

Map of the double first class universities in China

Double First Class UniversitiesEdit

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").[1] These lists follow in alphabetical order:

Class A (36 universities)Edit

Class A by province

Class B (6 universities)Edit

Class B by province

Double first class disciplines universities (95 universities)Edit

Double first class disciplines universities by province

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "教育部 财政部 国家发展改革委 关于公布世界一流大学和一流学科建设高校及建设 学科名单的通知 (Notice from the Ministry of Education and other national governmental departments announcing the list of double first class universities and disciplines)" (in Chinese).
  2. ^ "Implementation measures released for China's new world-class university policy".
  3. ^ "Print China sets direction for world class universities".
  4. ^ a b "China to develop 42 world-class universities". People's Daily. September 21, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "双一流大学 (shuāngyīliú dàxué): Double top university plan".