HKU drops out of top 3 in latest Asia ranking

Local | 26 Nov 2020 4:42 pm

The top three universities in Hong Kong have remained to be in the top 20 in a league table in Asia, with the University of Hong Kong ranking fourth.

The rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds were released today, the University of Hong Kong fell from third to fourth after Tsinghua University moved into second place.

The university judged to be the best in Asia is the National University of Singapore, which was ranked No 1 for a third consecutive year.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology remained at eighth while the Chinese University of Hong Kong slipped three places from last year, ranking at 13th.

Eleven indicators were used to compile the rankings of 634 universities in Asia include academic and employer reputation; the ratio of students to full-time academic staff; the number of citations per paper and papers per faculty; as well as the proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students.

Three other Hong Kong universities are among the top 100: City University, which rose one place to 18th; Polytechnic University, which remained at 25th; and Baptist University, dropping from 58 to 64.

Hong Kong Shue Yan University continued to be the only private university on the list, rose from the 401 to 450 range up to the 301 to 350 range.

Hu Fai-chung, Hong Kong Shue Yan University’s Deputy President said the massive boost in the ranking is an acknowledgment of their education which promotes benevolence.

“The credit must go to the teaching staff and students on their efforts,” Hu added.

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