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    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Rankings: Global Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-specific Ranking 2020

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    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is a research institution located in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Established in 1991, the institute is one of the youngest universities to make it to the top universities in Hong Kong after receiving awards and honors from a range of ranking agencies.

    Ranked 1st in Young University Rankings 2021 by Times Higher Education, it is well-known for its cutting edge technology, research and education as well as international faculty. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has also been ranked in the top 10 universities in Hong Kong consecutively for several years now.

    The faculty of the university is regarded as one of the best faculties internationally and has received multiple awards over the years such as University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award, 2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award and Croucher Innovation Awards to name a few. This and a lot more adds credibility to the institute’s name and makes it a coveted choice globally.

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Ranking Highlights

    • Ranked 27th in Global University Rankings by QS World University Rankings
    • Ranked 8th in Asian University Rankings by QS World University Rankings
    • Ranked 301 – 400th in Institutional Rankings by Shanghai Rankings 2020
    • Ranked 340th in World Rank by Central World University Rankings
    • Ranked 109th in Best Global Universities by US News 2021
    • Ranked 2nd in QS Top 50 under 50 for 2021

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology World Rankings

    The institute is a renowned name when looking to study in Hong Kong and has been ranked by several agencies on different occasions. There are various reputable rankings that take into consideration a range of factors, some such rankings are as discussed below.

    Overall Ranking over the years:

    Agency 2019 2020 2021
    QS World Ranking 37 32 27
    Times Higher Education 41 47 56
    ARWU 201 – 300 301 – 400 N/A
    CWUR 340 291 340

    The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been on a decline since the past few years. This can be noticed in the Times Higher Education and the Center for World University Rankings. However, in spite of these declines, it still maintained to climb the rankings in the QS World Ranking.

    The QS Director of Research, Ben Sowter mentioned to the Post, that the protests did not affect the rankings as the data was collected before the protests began.

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology World Ranking: QS

    QS World University Rankings considered more than 5,500 universities around the globe to rank and update us about the top 1,000. The University is ranked 27th for the year of 2021 and thus makes admissions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology a favored event of the year. Following are the ranking criteria of the university:

    Academic Reputation 85.2
    Employer Reputation 63.6
    Faculty Student 66.7
    Citations per Faculty 92.1
    International Faculty 100
    International Students 88.9
    Overall Score 82.1

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology World Ranking: THE

    Times Higher Education takes into consideration about 1,400 universities around the globe and ranks the top universities. It ranks on the basis of various indicators such as knowledge, international outlook, teaching, and research. The Times Higher Education has ranked it at 56th position, based on the following rankings indicator:

    Teaching 52.1
    Research 63
    Citations 88.9
    Industry Income 63.6
    International Outlook 97.4
    Overall 70.1

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology World Ranking: US News

    According to US News, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been ranked at 109th in Best Global Universities based on the following indicator rankings 2021:

    Global Score 69.1
    Global research reputation 69
    Regional research reputation 10
    Publications 368
    Books 533
    Conferences 188
    Normalized citation impact 180
    Total Citations 289
    Number of publications that are among the 10% most cited 236
    Percentage of total publications that are among the 10% most cited 35
    International collaboration – relative to country 438
    International collaboration 832
    Number of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited 238
    Percentage of highly cited papers that are among the top 1% most cited 149

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology World Ranking: CWUR

    Center for World University Ranking is a UAE initiative for global university rankings on the basis of education, faculty, research, surveys, data, etc. It has been ranked 340th in the World according to CWUR. Following are the indicator rankings:

    Alumni Employment Rank 496
    Research Output Rank 354
    Quality of Publications Rank 265
    Influence Rank 465
    Citations Rank 254
    Overall Score 75.8

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology World Ranking: ARWU

    The American Ranking of World Universities is one of its kind as it does not rely on the known indicators like quality of education, but instead uses criteria like publications, Nobel Prize winners, etc. It was ranked between 301 – 400th in World Universities by Shanghai Rankings.

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology National Rankings

    The Hong Kong University of Science is one of the renowned universities in Hong Kong and was ranked 8th in Asian University Rankings by QS World University Rankings. In the year 2018, it ranked 3rd, but slipped a few rankings the next few years. However, it still ranks among the top 10 Universities in Asia. The Times Higher Education ranked the University 5th in Asian University Rankings 2021. It has been ranked at 10th in Best Global Universities in Asia and 3rd in Best Global Universities in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Subject-wise Rankings

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology offers a diverse range of courses that are ranked by different agencies across a range of factors. Some such ranking sare discussed in this section as follows:

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Subject Ranking: QS

    Generally, QS Rankings are ranked on the basis of surveys conducted globally of alumni, employers, research citations, reputation, H-index, etc.

    Engineering and Technology 18
    Natural Sciences 40
    Social Sciences and Management 33
    Computer Science and Information Systems 26
    Engineering – Civil and Structural 17
    Engineering – Electrical and Electronic 22
    Engineering – Mechanical 27
    Chemistry 29
    Environmental Studies 50
    Material Sciences 23
    Mathematics 34
    Physics & Astronomy 47
    Accounting and Finance 20
    Business and Management Studies 16
    Economics and Econometrics 29
    Statistics and Operational Research 35

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Subject Ranking: THE

    Times Higher Education evaluates rankings on the basis of research, teaching as well as the impact it has. It has given the following rankings subject-wise for the University for the year 2021:

    Engineering and Technology 26
    Life Science 91
    Physical Sciences 64
    Social Sciences 74
    Business & Economics 29
    Computer Science 31

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Subject Ranking: US News

    The US News rank on the basis of years of research, user feedback, discussion with education experts, deans, researchers, etc., reviews, trends, and much more. The US News has given the following subject-wise rankings:

    Biology and Biochemistry 307
    Chemical Engineering 68
    Chemistry 33
    Civil Engineering 36
    Computer Science 22
    Economics and Business 48
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering 48
    Energy and Fuels 54
    Engineering 31
    Environment/Ecology 252
    Materials Science 19
    Mathematics 137
    Nano sciences and Nanotechnology 34
    Physics 125

    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been one of the fastest growing young universities in Hong Kong. However, in the recent past, the rankings have been on the decline. According to the study conducted by researches which published on times Higher Education, there was a connection between the decline and the anti-government protests, however, the main reasons resulting in the decline were the teaching and research reputation.

    But overall, the university has been consistent across its rankings and has been climibimng the ladder of favorites among international students which makes it a sought-after choice when seeking to study abroad.

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