Universities in Hong Kong, Hong Kong - Rankings & Reviews

Hong Kong
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10

Universities in Hong Kong

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134660

Students

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7013000

Population

10 universities in Hong Kong are listed in 34 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 6 different subject specific rankings. 9 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.

Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 110 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.


Oldest university in Hong Kong:
Lingnan University was founded in 1888
Largest university in Hong Kong:
The University of Hong Kong with 29791 students
Nobel prize laureates:
Charles K. Kao (Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009)
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Hong Kong
  • 25 Oct, 2020: Publication of Financial Times - Executive MBA. The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked #15.
  • 10 Oct, 2020: Latest NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers from NTU ranking. 6 universities from Hong Kong appear in this ranking.
  • 10 Oct, 2020: New edition of NTU Asia. 5 universities in Hong Kong ranked.
  • 23 Sep, 2020: Publication of QS Business Masters (2020) (Finance). The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with highest ranking among universities in Hong Kong ranked #25.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Hong Kong

#1
Dentistry
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#4 
#1 
The University of Hong Kong
#2
Chemistry
(NTU by Subject (2019))
#4 
#1 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
#3
Linguistics
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#11 
#1 
The University of Hong Kong
#4
Mechanical Engineering
(NTU by Subject (2019))
#12 
#1 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
#5
Geography
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#12 
#1 
The University of Hong Kong
#6
Communications & Media Studies
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#15 
#1 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
#7
Accounting & Finance
(QS World University Rankings By Subject)
#20 
#1 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (10 reviews) Click to rate
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#146  #1  4icu - World Ranking [01 July, 2020]
#151  #2  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#5  #2  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (255 reviews) Click to rate
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#165  #2  4icu - World Ranking [01 July, 2020]
#101  #1  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#9  #3  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]


#301  #5  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#4  #1  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#235  #3  CWUR Center for World University Rankings [15 June, 2020]


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Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (43 reviews) Click to rate
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#201  #4  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#28  #5  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#287  #5  CWUR Center for World University Rankings [15 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (201 reviews) Click to rate
#201  #3  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#21  #4  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#278  #4  CWUR Center for World University Rankings [15 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (5 reviews) Click to rate
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#701  #6  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities [17 August, 2020]
#84  #6  Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region [06 May, 2019]
#841  #2  CWTS Leiden Ranking [09 July, 2020]


#401  #8  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (83 reviews) Click to rate
#54  #3  Most Innovative Universities Asia Pacific [01 January, 2019]

Student satisfaction: 3.3 / 5.0 (20 reviews) Click to rate
#113  #7  QS University Rankings: Asia [27 November, 2019]
#571  #7  QS World University Rankings [10 June, 2020]
#2339  #6  URAP World Ranking [15 December, 2019]


#10

Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (19 reviews) Click to rate
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#11

The Community College at Lingnan University

Student satisfaction: 3.4 / 5.0 (21 reviews) Click to rate

Key Facts about Hong Kong

Population: 7013000

Time: GMT +8

Living costs for students in Hong Kong:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 86* (14% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 97* (3% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 90* (10% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 20.32 HKD
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FAQ

The University of Hong Kong ranks #1 in Hong Kong in our meta ranking composed of 110 university rankings.

Among all universities in Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 31 rankings where The Chinese University of Hong Kong is listed.

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

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

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

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is ranked best in Hong Kong for Engineering. See all rankings for the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is ranked best in Hong Kong for Business. See all rankings for the The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

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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 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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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 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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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

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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:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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 Ranking:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities:
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 -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 World’s Most International Universities:
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 -THE Global University Employability Ranking:
Employability (survey) 100%

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

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World 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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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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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times - Global MBA:
Weighted salary 20%
Salary increase 20%
FT research rank 10%
International mobility 6%
Faculty with doctorates 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times - Executive MBA:
Salary today 20%
Salary increase 20%
FT research rank 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times - Masters in Finance 2020:
Salary today US$ 20%
Salary increase 10%
International mobility 8%
International course experience 8%
Faculty with doctorates 6%

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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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Webometrics

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

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