RS has been playing a leading role in rehabilitation research and the professional training of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in Hong Kong, mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region. This achievement is once again confirmed by the 2022 EduRank’s ranking. According to this ranking, PolyU gets No. 1 for the first time in China and Asia in medical-related specialities, namely Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. PolyU’s world rank in these two specialities are 59 and 84 respectively. The EduRank’s ranking for PolyU is based on three factors: research performance (evaluation of its publications and citations), non-academic reputation, and the impact of notable alumni.
Compared with the most popular international rankings such as the QS World University Rankings, the EduRank’s ranking is relatively new and still in development. Nevertheless, it is pioneer in that it uses a significantly improved ranking methodology since 2021 to analyse the other rankings and critical scientific literature to find a way to correct at least some of the existing shortcomings. Of course, at the level of the university, we will consider the QS World University Rankings by Subject the most authoritative rankings.
Regarding professional education, our occupational therapy and physiotherapy programmes have been among the world’s top 5% of similar programmes, as shown by highly acclaimed international rankings.