Ranking world universities

Nian Cai Liu – Director, Center for World-Class Universities

Higher education is considered nowadays something a successful person can’t do without. The absolute leader in this field is the US, whose universities top all possible international rankings. But the competition is high, and Europe and Britain don’t miss a chance to challenge the American “Ivy League”. So is the American hegemony undisputed? What are the latest trends in the higher education? Is flexible enough to meet the needs of the changing world? We’re asking the founder of Shanghai Ranking, one of the most influential university rankings in the world, Nian Cai Liu.