UIC is one of only nine Sino-foreign cooperative universities in China, and it ranks within the country’s top institutions for the high quality of its staff. UIC has an international faculty that includes lecturers and professors from around 30 countries and regions. All full-time staff ranked at lecturer and above have overseas study or work experience, while nearly 90% of full-time staff in the faculties and schools have doctoral degrees. Many faculty members come from the world's top universities, such as Stanford University, Harvard University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College, University of Chicago, Princeton University, Tsinghua University, and Peking University. In Stanford University’s list of the World’s Top 2% Scientists, nine UIC scholars were included. UIC faculty consistently provide students with the best academic resources and latest teaching methods.