PolyU now has 208 scholars ranked among the world’s top 2% most-cited scientists in the newly released metrics compiled by Stanford University, surpassing last year’s record of 201 scholars, based on career-long impact.


PolyU stands out globally with the largest representation of top scholars in the fields of Building and Construction (19 scholars) and Civil Engineering (13). It also demonstrates the strongest research performance in Hong Kong with the largest representation of top scholars in six specific fields. In addition to Building and Construction and Civil Engineering, it leads locally with the most top scholars in Energy (14), Operations Research (9), Optoelectronics and Photonics (9), and Nursing (7).


Remarkably, four PolyU academics are ranked within the top 10 scholars worldwide in their respective fields, while six scholars are ranked among the top 20. This is the highest numbers among universities in Hong Kong.


The scholars were named in the latest release of the Stanford University-led compilation of citation indicators covering over 100,000 top scientists. They were grouped into 22 subject fields and 174 sub-fields using indicators including information on citations, an individual’s scientific research output, co-authorship and a composite indicator for career-long citation impact up to the end of 2022.


The inclusion of the large number of PolyU academics in the list is testament to the University’s aspiration to become an innovative world-class university and its commitment to translate research excellence into positive societal impact on various fronts.