As you would have read in our previous article, Hong Kong has made a recent breakthrough when it came to the official QS University rankings for 2018. A record total of 5 universities in the Pearl of the Orient were listed in the world top 100 list, an impressive number for a place with a total area of only 2,754km2. Read on for more information about these universities and their specialities!
Established in 1937 but granted full university status in 1994, PolyU has an international faculty and student community with a global network of over 440 institutions in 47 countries and regions. 220 undergraduate, postgraduate, and sub-degree programmes for more than 32,000 students are offered every year. Due to its young age, PolyU also qualifies for a separate ranking known as the “Top 50 Under 50 Rankings” for universities under 50 years old, currently placing 6th in the world.
City University in Kowloon Tong was founded in 1984, and became fully accredited in 1994. The university is organised into 3 colleges (College of Business / College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences / Science & Engineering) and 4 schools (School of Creative Media / Energy & Environment / Law / Veterinary Medicine). More than 50 bachelor’s degree programmes are offered and postgraduate degrees are offered by the Chow Yei Ching School.
Formally established in 1963, Chinese University is Hong Kong’s second oldest university and is organised into 9 constituent colleges and 8 academic faculties. Four Nobel laureates are associated with the university, and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence.
2) Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)
2017/18 QS University World Rank: 30
Top 50 Under 50 World Rank: 2nd
QS World Ranking
Engineering & Technology
Accounting & Finance
Computer Science & Information Systems
Business & Management Studies
Engineering – Mechanical
Established in 1991, it is Hong Kong’s youngest university with no precursory existence. The university consists of 4 disciplinary schools, offering degrees in business & management, engineering, science, and humanities & social science. HKUST has been regularly considered as one of the top 3 tertiary institutions throughout the territory. The university was also ranked as Asia’s No. 1 institute by the independent branch of regional QS University Rankings: Asia for 3 consecutive years (2011 – 2013).
HKU is Hong Kong’s oldest tertiary institute, having been established in 1911. Today, the university is organised into 10 faculties, demonstrating strength in areas of Accounting & Finance, Biomedicine, Dentistry, Education, Humanities, Law, and Linguistics. In fact, the founder of modern China Dr. Sun Yat-sen was a graduate of the HKU College of Medicine for Chinese. Additionally, multiple Executive Council and Legislative Council Members are also graduates from HKU.