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PolyU reaches record high in QS World University Rankings — Striving to address challenges of land and space shortages; Contributing to the development of an international education hub

5 Jun 2024

Achievements Institutional Planning and Analytics Office

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has reached new heights in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2025, surging eight places from the previous year to 57th. The University has also achieved highly commendable results in several performance indicators, including the “International Research Network” and “Citations per Faculty”, where it rated second and third in Hong Kong respectively.

PolyU has been relentlessly pursuing excellence and actively attracting top-tier global talents. Efforts made by the University to this end include recruiting 13 internationally renowned scholars through the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government’s Global STEM Professorship Scheme to strengthen the relevant disciplines. The QS ranking clearly reflects the University’s teaching and research quality as well as its global impact.

Dr LAM Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU, stated, “Once again, PolyU has attained a remarkable result in the QS World University Rankings, rising from 106th in 2019 to this year’s 57th. We are getting closer to our goal of becoming one of the world’s top 50 universities. With this truly encouraging result, we will continue making concerted efforts to scale new heights.”

Prof. Jin-Guang TENG, President of PolyU, said, “PolyU is committed to becoming an innovative, world-class university with a strong sense of social responsibility. Capitalising on our distinctive holistic education philosophy, we strive to nurture talents to address societal needs and benefit society with our demand-driven research. Moving forward, the University will continue to pursue excellence in education, scientific research and innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as strengthen ties and cooperation with partners around the world with the aim of playing an increasingly important role on the global stage of higher education.”

PolyU also excelled in the recently announced QS World University Rankings by Subject, ranking within the top 20 globally for five subjects: Hospitality and Leisure Management (11th), Civil and Structural Engineering (14th), Architecture and Built Environment (14th), Art and Design (19th) and Marketing (19th). Among them, Hospitality and Leisure Management, Engineering – Civil and Structural, Art and Design, and Marketing are all the top-ranked in Hong Kong.

Looking ahead, PolyU will fully support the HKSAR Government’s vision to develop the city into an international hub for post-secondary education while also seizing the opportunities brought by Hong Kong’s development as an international innovation and technology (I&T) hub. Facing significant challenges posed by severe land and space shortages for its future development, the University expects steadfast support from the HKSAR Government in increasing land supply, including the establishment of a satellite campus in the Northern Metropolis, so as to contribute to the advancement of Hong Kong’s I&T industry and the Nation’s technological self-reliance.



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