PolyU is at the 7th place on the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds “Top 50 under 50” list which ranks the world’s top 50 universities established within the last 50 years. The universities were ranked based on their academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, research citations and international student and faculty ratios.
Our Global Partners
PolyU’ s impressive global reach has led to partnerships with more than 360 institutions in about 50 overseas countries and regions, in the form of student exchanges and placements, academic programme collaboration, joint research, conferences, consultancy and staff training.
Collaboration with PolyU
Consortiums and Networks
We have an established and extensive network of institutions and government organisations. PolyU has co-founded and taken up a leading role in several networks.
PolyU is involved in large-scale and high impact research projects. We work with key industry and university partners to develop strategic research projects across many disciplines.
PolyU as a whole
95th in the QS World University Rankings 2018; 6th in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking 2018 (a ranking of the world's top young universities); 8 subjects ranked Top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017; 26th in the 2016 Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China (RTUGC) by Shanghai Jiao Tong University; 27th in the 100 Under 50 World University Rankings 2016 by Times Higher Education (THE)
Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles
44th in statics & operational research in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2017; 1st in the world on its research performance and citation impact and 2nd in the world in terms of the total number of papers published in the fields of textiles and clothing according to the survey by Thomson Reuters based on total research output of 16,313 papers published by top 500 institutions (in terms of research productivity) from 2009 to 2013 relating to textiles, fashion, clothing or apparel.
Faculty of Business
40th in the QS University World Rankings in the subject of Business and Management Studies in 2017; 64th in the Top 100 World Rankings of Business Schools by University of Texas at Dallas, based on research contributions 2011-2015; 39th in business and management studies in the QS World University Rankings by subject 2016.
Faculty of Construction and Environment
10th globally in Civil and Structural Engineering and 15th in Architecture and Built environment in the QS World University Rankings by subject 20173rd in civil engineering in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Faculty of Engineering
15th in the subject of Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering) with reference to the Best Global Universities Rankings 2017 by tge U.S. News and World Report
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Progressed to 30th from 42nd in Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject in 2017; highly recognized in the fields of health technology and informatics, rehabilitation sciences, nursing optometry and social sciences (commended by various professional organizations, including the Chinese Olympic Committee).
Faculty of Humanities
34th in the subject of linguistics, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject in 2017; 17th in Asia and among the top 100 universities in the world in humanities in the QS World Rankings by Faculty 2015.
School of Design
No.1 in the design school in Asia and ranks ed 27th globally in the area of ARts and Design according to the QS World University Rankings 2017; one of the Top 10 Best Industrial Design Schools in the World Design Schools Hub 2015; the only Asian school listed as World's Best 25 Design School in Business Insider 2013; among top 3 design schools in Greater China, according to the BusinessWeek (Oct 2009); one of the Best Design Schools in the World in BusinessWeek since 2006.
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
3rd in the area of hotel and leisure management at the QS World University Rankings 2017; 2nd globally among hotel and tourism schools in research and scholarly activities, according to the World Ranking of Top 100 Hospitality and Tourism Programs by Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research (Nov 2009).