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Top Hong Kong universities in THE University Rankings | PolyU

With over 80 years of proud tradition in Hong Kong, PolyU ranks among the world’s top institutions holding the 129th place in the THE University Rankings 2021.

About THE University Rankings

Times Higher Education, THE, creates university rankings to assess university performance on the global stage and to provide a resource for readers to understand the different missions and successes of higher education institutions.

The THE World University Rankings, provide the definitive list of the world’s best universities, with an emphasis on the research mission.

The data team of THE University Rankings evaluate the universities across the world against the 13 separate performance indicators, covering the full range of a top university’s essential areas of activity: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

THE University Rankings have become a vital study advice resource for students, helping them to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education.

The overall THE World University Rankings, featuring more than 1,500 institutions, are accompanied by a series of subject-specific rankings to help students determine where to study.

PolyU Holding One of the Highest THE University Rankings in Hong Kong

In the THE World University Rankings, PolyU has achieved commendable results, rising 42 places to the 129th position in 2020, holding one of the highest universities rankings in Hong Kong.

The results testify to PolyU’s academic and research excellence as a world leader in many of its disciplines. The University will continue to develop its reputation as a university that excels in education, research and innovation, making positive contributions to society.

In the THE Young University Rankings 2020, PolyU holds the 19th place which is among the top 3 university rankings in Hong Kong.

At PolyU, we nurture bright young minds to become leaders of tomorrow. Our researchers uncover knowledge and transform research excellence into impactful innovation through multi-disciplinary collaborations.

With over 80 years of proud tradition, PolyU ranks among the world’s top 100 institutions; and also, amidst the top rankings among Hong Kong universities.

PolyU is a home for educating thinkers, communicators and discoverers to make changes for a better world. Going forward, PolyU will continue its pursuit of excellence and impact through its education and research endeavours, strengthening its position as a world-class university, aiming at being the one of the best Hong Kong university in rankings; while making significant contributions to Hong Kong, the nation and the world.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

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