Universities in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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  • Universities in Hong Kong
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
29
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Hong Kong
  • (23 institution and 6 subject rankings)
26
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Hong Kong
  • Among TOP 200

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in Hong Kong

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Hong Kong
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 8 universities from Hong Kong appear in this ranking.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Publication of Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific. City University of Hong Kong with highest ranking among universities in Hong Kong ranked #33.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific updated with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranked highest among 6 listed universities in Hong Kong.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Anthropology) updated with The University of Hong Kong ranked highest among 125 listed universities in Hong Kong.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Hong Kong

Dentistry
#3 
The University of Hong Kong
Civil Engineering
#4 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Linguistics
#11 
The University of Hong Kong
Communication & Media Studies
#11 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Electrical Engineering
#12 
City University of Hong Kong
Geography
#19 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Art & Design
#20 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Statistics
#43 
The University of Hong Kong
Agricultural Sciences
#150 
The University of Hong Kong

Rankings of universities in Hong Kong 2021

#1

The University of Hong Kong

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (10 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #39 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #22 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #135 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (43 reviews)
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  • #5 
  • #129 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #75 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #198 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#3

City University of Hong Kong

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (201 reviews)
  • #4 
  • #126 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #4 
  • #48 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #5 
  • #209 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#4

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (861 reviews)
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  • #3 
  • #56 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #2 
  • #27 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #191 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#5

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (255 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #56 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #3 
  • #43 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #116 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#6

Hong Kong Baptist University

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
  • #6 
  • #351 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #264 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #368 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#7

Lingnan University

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (20 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #571 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #631 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #120 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]


#8

The Education University of Hong Kong

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (83 reviews)
  • #7 
  • #574 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #7 
  • #912 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #7 
  • #801 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


#9

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

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  • #8 
  • #301 
QS University Rankings: Asia
[Published 25 November, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #3503 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#10

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • #12 
  • #4912 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#11

The Community College at Lingnan University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (21 reviews)

#12

School of Business, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong


#13

The Open University of Hong Kong


#14

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


Hong Kong Key Facts for International Students

Time: GMT +8

Telephone country code: +852

  • Largest cities in Hong Kong:
  • 1. Hong Kong: 7,000,000
  • 2. Kowloon: 2,000,000
  • 3. Tsuen Wan: 290,000
  • 4. Yuen Long Kau Hui: 140,000
  • 5. Tung Chung: 45,000

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FAQ

The University of Hong Kong ranks #1 in Hong Kong in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Hong Kong The University of Hong Kong is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 36 rankings where The University of Hong Kong is listed.

The University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the The University of Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked best in Hong Kong for Natural Sciences (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the The University of Hong Kong.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

City University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Engineering (Electrical Engineering). See all rankings for the City University of Hong Kong.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Social Studies & Humanities (Geography). See all rankings for the The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked best in Hong Kong for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Mathematics (Statistics). See all rankings for the The University of Hong Kong.

The University of Hong Kong is ranked best in Hong Kong for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the The University of Hong Kong.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings: Asia:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 10%
International research network 10%
Citations per paper 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Asia:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

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Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Asia University Ranking:
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
Teaching 25%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific:
Patent volume 11.11%
Patent success 11.11%
Global patents 11.11%
Patent citations 11.11%
Percent of patents cited/Patent citation impact 11.11%
Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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