Rupert Hoogewerf

Shanghai lost its top position for international schools in China to Beijing, says The Hurun Education Top International Schools in China 2018according to Shanghai-based Hurun chief researcher Rupert Hoogewerf in the Pienews. The survey is based on research on 330 professionals at those schools and government agencies.


The Hurun Education Top International Schools in China 2018 surveyed at least 330 school principals, senior teachers, investors, overseas study agents, and even government departments, in China between July and December 2018.

In the second year of the ranking, Beijing replaced Shanghai as the city with the most international schools on the list, Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of Hurun Education, highlighted.

In total, 26 schools in Beijing made the top 100 list, compared to 23 in Shanghai. Last year  the figures were 21 and 26, respectively.

The top 100 came from 24 cities across Mainland China, and two-thirds of the list came from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

The proportion of schools included that admit Chinese passport holders rose from 70% to 80% since last year’s ranking – eight of the top 10 schools are able to admit Chinese passport holders, up four from 2017.

“This ranking is primarily targeted at parents with children in China, helping them to find the most suitable school for their child, teachers already at or looking to work at international schools in China and admission officers of universities looking to recruit students from China,” Hoogewerf said.

More in the Pienews.

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