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PolyU topped for both the number of research papers and their weighted score in the maritime transportation field, according to the study “Dynamic Changes in Maritime Research Capability in Chinese Universities” which was published in 2019 by Hindawi. The study analyses 65 “Social Sciences Citation Index” (SSCI) and “Sciences Citation Index” (SCI) journals in the field of maritime and transportation between 2000 and 2015, by using three indicators: number of papers, weighted score (indicating author contribution) and impact score. These publications are submitted by 50 authors affiliated with Chinese research institutions in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Ir Professor Edwin Cheng, Dean of the Faculty of Business, was ranked second among these 50 authors in terms of the number of papers published.

Rank Affiliation No. of Papers Weighted Score
1 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 176 99.9
2 National University of Singapore 157 98.5
3 National Taiwan Ocean University 69 40.7
Rankings by affiliation (Extracted from the paper “Dynamic Changes in Maritime Research Capability in Chinese Universities”)

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