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China's Renmin University shuns global rankings in inward turn

Xi urges schools to reflect national uniqueness rather than follow foreign models

Renmin University and other prestigious Chinese institutions have withdrawn from international college rankings.    © Reuters

BEIJING -- The decision by Renmin University of China, one of the nation's most prestigious schools, to reject global university rankings adds to signs that Chinese institutions of higher learning are turning inward.

The decision came after a visit in late April by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese media report.

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