They better performed Tan Kah Kee give all his considerable wealth estimated at 430 million US dollar to built and maintained the university thru WW I and WWII until the founding of China He practically bankrupt his company leaving nothing to his descendant who has to fend for themselves. His accounting and everybody else admonish him not to do that but he care less. It is crazy He built another university and maritime school at his hometown Jimei next to Xiamen. There will be no one like him. Because of it His son in law Lee Kong Chian another giant of Overseas Chinese change the mind set of overseas Chinese and recommend and fight for this countrymen to consider SEA as home and take local citizenship. He was long time president of University of Malaysia, organized strike to demand citizenship for overseas chinese. great philatropher founder of trust fund to help poor student
The short answer is that "top universities are no less capable and competent than specialized institute and vice versa".