In the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, PolyU ranked 10th in a tie with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) for the study of Civil and Structural Engineering. Not far behind is the subject of Architecture and Built Environment at PolyU, which was ranked 15th. Both the subject areas are well represented by the academic expertise in the Faculty of Construction and Environment. In terms of one objective measure, namely H-index citations, PolyU tops the world in these two subject areas.

Launched in 2011, the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to a range of subjects. The rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 46 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation, and research impact.