[photopress:mba_peking_university_1.jpg,full,alignright]According to one ranking, Peking University, one of the two most prestigious institutions for higher education in China, has more wealthy alumni than any other Chinese university.
The way the results were arrived at was comparing alumni of universities with Rupert Hoogewerf’s China Rich List from 2003 to 2007. The chart was released by the China University Alumni Association, which produces the annual Chinese college and university rankings.
Peking University tops the list with seriously 27 rich alumni, followed by Zhejiang University, with 17.
Tsinghua University, the other high-ranking Chinese university, came in third at 16.
Fudan University (15) and Renmin University of China (13) followed.
The alumni, mostly leaders in the entrepreneurial world, include president of Web portal Sohu.com, Charles Zhang, a Tsinghua graduate, and search engine Baidu’s co-founder, Robin Li, a graduate of Peking University.
Professor Cai Yanhou, who was in charge of the alumni list, said that successful entrepreneurs deserve the same respect as scientists. He hoped that by presenting such a list, universities could encourage their students more in self-employment and cultivate more future business leaders.