The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has been released. Hong Kong continues to have five universities ranked among the top 100 in the world, but four of them have declined in the rankings. After adding new ranking indicators, the best-performing University of Hong Kong ranked 35th, down 4 places from last year, and was the only local university to remain in the top 50. City University, which entered the top 100 for the first time last year, continued to rise in the rankings, jumping to 82nd. Bit. THE describes Hong Kong as a concentration of world-class universities and an international research and innovation hub, and its rankings in many indicators still lead the world.
Six Hong Kong universities are on the list, five of which are among the top 100
The indicators of THE World University Rankings have increased from 13 to 18 this year. Of the five new indicators, three are related to research quality, and one examines the patents a university has acquired in the market. The addition of new indicators will not hinder the UK’s Oxford University from retaining the top spot in the world university rankings. As for Hong Kong, there are 6 universities on the list, 5 of which are among the top 100. The University of Hong Kong ranks 35th, the highest in Hong Kong, but it fell 4 places from last year and was left behind by Tsinghua University, Peking University, National University of Singapore and other universities. .
Chinese University dropped to 53rd, University of Science and Technology fell to 64th, and City University rose to 82nd.
The Chinese University of Science and Technology has fallen from a record high last year, falling out of the top 50 in the world and ranking 53rd globally; the University of Science and Technology has dropped 6 places to 64th, and the University of Science and Technology has dropped 8 places. Among Hong Kong’s universities ranked among the top 100 in the world, only City University has risen in the rankings, surpassing PolyU and jumping to 82nd. Baptist University has also improved in its ranking, latest ranking between 301 and 350.
Although the rankings of most of the universities on the list have declined, THE said that Hong Kong still leads the world in many indicators, including research quality, influence and internationalization. The performance of registering intellectual property rights and patents has also improved; in the top 5 ratings Performance in the category is also leading the world. Phil Baty, Director of THE Global Affairs, said that the ranking shows that Hong Kong is one of the most academically developed regions in the world, and is also a concentration of world-class universities and an international research and innovation hub. He describes Hong Kong’s role as a bridge between the East and the West in the Greater Bay Area. , attracting international talents to the Greater Bay Area and promoting a knowledge-based economy.
CityU President Mui Yin-cheong: Will continue to promote innovation
CityU, which has risen in the rankings, revealed that it ranked first and second in the world in the “Industry” and “International Outlook” categories respectively. In the “Research Quality” category, its scores benefited from changes in the scoring criteria. President Mui Yin-cheong pointed out that the city conference continued Promote innovative, inspiring and interactive education and research. HKBU said it was encouraged by the rise in the ranking and would continue to be committed to combining high-quality whole-person education and influential research to serve society.
HKU: Always committed to providing students with quality education
The University of Hong Kong responded that it has always been committed to providing quality education to students and believes that through the implementation of the vision blueprint, it will further enhance its international reputation. CUHK, which fell out of the 50th place, said that the scoring methods of various world university rankings are updated from time to time, but CUHK’s scores in the two areas of “research quality” and “industry” have increased significantly; the university will continue to focus on developing excellence. Research, education and innovation. PolyU said it will continue to pursue excellence in teaching, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, and strive to become an innovative, world-class university with a strong sense of social responsibility. HKUST said it would use the rankings as a reference to identify areas for improvement.
Table: THE World University Rankings (Part)
University of Oxford, UK
Harvard University, USA
University of Cambridge, UK
Tsinghua University, China
Peking University, China
National University of Singapore
Hong Kong university
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Source: Times Higher Education, UK
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