Ranking and Awards

Ranking Highlights

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017


ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017


League Tables

The table below shows how PolyU has performed in a selection of international league tables over the past 5 years.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Academic Ranking of World Universities 301-400 301-400 301-400 201-300
Best Global Universities Rankings N/A 235 217 240
QS World University Rankings 161 162 116 111 95
QS University Rankings: Asia 27 27 29 - 27
QS Top 50 Under 50 8 8 6 6 6
Ranking of Top Universities in Greater China 15 14 26
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 251-275 201-225 201-250 192 182
Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 35 29 22 17
Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings - - - 27
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 30 23 27 20

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
University Ranking by Academic Performance 276 278 290 260

Detailed information and methodology on the above rankings can be found here.

Academic ranking of PolyU: ranked top 30 in QS University Rankings in Asia With an ever-expanding global presence, PolyU has achieved remarkable results in academic ranking. From 2012 to 2016, PolyU was ranked top 30 in the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) University Rankings in Asia. In 2016, the University kept the 6th position on the "QS Top 50 under 50" list which ranks the world's top 50 universities established within the last 50 years. Universities are ranked according to their academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, research citations and international student and faculty ratios. Apart from the QS University Rankings in Asia, PolyU has achieved encouraging ranking results in the following eight disciplines which are ranked among the world's top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. The academic ranking is based on institutions' performance in academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. - Civil and structural engineering (12th) - Architecture (16th) - Art and design (21st) - Business and management studies (39th) - Linguistics (41st) - Nursing (42nd) - Statistics and operational research (46th) - Computer science and information systems (49th) In another academic ranking exercise, the Times Higher Education Asia Universeity Rankings, PolyU moved up to 22nd in 2016. The ranking is based on performance in teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook of the University.