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2018-07-30
PolyU is ranked 29 by ARWU in Mechanical Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has continued to make major strides in the world ranking.  In a recent release at the “ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subject” published on 17 July 2018, PolyU has made a significant rise in the subject of Mechanical Engineering from last year’s 47th to this year’s 29th in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU): http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/mechanical-engineering.html.

PolyU is the only University in Hong Kong ranked top 50 in the world.  The ranking is based on the following indicators:

  • Number of papers authored by an institution in an Academic Subject during the period of 2012 – 2016. Data are collected from Web of Science and InCites.
  • Category Normalized Citation Impact during the period of 2012 – 2016.  Data are collected form InCites database.
  • International collaboration during the period of 2012 – 2016. Data are collected from InCites database.
  • Number of papers published in Top Journals in an Academic Subject during the period of 2012-2016.  Top Journals are identified through ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Excellence Survey or by Journal Impact Factor.
  • Total number of staff of winning a significant award in an Academic Subject since 1981. 

The results show that Mechanical Engineering in PolyU continues to be regarded as one of the best in the world.  PolyU Mechanical Engineering will continue to strive for the excellence in our academic and research missions.

 About The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU):

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) was first published in June 2003 by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis. Since 2009 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) has been published and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization on higher education intelligence and not legally subordinated to any universities or government agencies.