Sun Yat-sen University [citylife.house.sina.com.cn]
Rank in 2012: 8
Founded in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a great democratic revolutionary leader of the 20th century known as the father of modern China, Sun Yat-sen University is one of the most beautiful and most reputable universities in China.
Covering an area of area of 6.17 square kilometers, it consists of four campuses: Guangzhou South Campus, Guangzhou North Campus, Zhuhai Campus and Guangzhou East Campus. As a top university in China, it features excellent teaching quality and comprehensive multi-disciplinary including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, technical sciences and medical sciences.