Higher education in Hong Kong

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Higher Education in Hong Kong means any education higher than secondary education, including professional, technical, and academic.[1] It is the highest level of education in Hong Kong, regulated under the Hong Kong Law.

Admission[edit]

Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) is a scheme and the main route of application designed to assist students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) results to apply for admission to the universities in Hong Kong.

Institutes[edit]

According to the Education Bureau, Hong Kong has 20 degree-awarding higher education institutions, including:[1]

UGC funded universities[edit]

Below universities funded under the University Grants Committee (UGC):

Self-financing institutions[edit]

Statutory university

Approved post secondary colleges

Approved post secondary colleges are educational institutes registered under the Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320). This kind of colleges are allowed to give out academic awards at bachelor's degree level or above as well as to include the Chinese words ″學院″ or ″大學″, or the English word ″University″ in the registration name with prior approval from the Chief Executive-in-Council.

The publicly funded institution[edit]

Statutory institution

Ranking[edit]

QS world university rankings
Institution 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
The University of Hong Kong 23 22 23 26 28 30 27 26
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 40 40 33 34 40 28 36 30
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 42 37 40 39 46 51 44 46
City University of Hong Kong 129 110 95 104 108 57 55 49
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 166 177 159 161 162 116 111 95
Hong Kong Baptist University 342 243 271 288 318 281 278 299
Lingnan University, Hong Kong N/A N/A N/A 551-600 601-650 601-650 601-650 551-600

QS University Rankings: Asia[edit]

QS University Rankings: Asia
Institution 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
The University of Hong Kong 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 2
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 4 2 1 1 1 5 5 4
City University of Hong Kong 18 15 15 12 12 11 9 7
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2 4 5 5 7 6 6 8
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 38 30 30 26 25 27 27 29
Hong Kong Baptist University 73 45 49 48 43 45 51 64
Lingnan University, Hong Kong >200 191-200 151-160 121 115 128 142 109
QS World University Rankings by Subject
Institution 2015/16(Top 20) 2016/17(Top 50) 2017/18(Top 100) 2017/18 Best subject
The University of Hong Kong 10 29 37 1st:Dentistry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2 17 30 20th:Communication & Media Studies
City University of Hong Kong 1 7 18 26th:Linguistics
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 6 12 16 17th:Accounting & Finance
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2 8 16 3rd:Hospitality & Leisure Management
Hong Kong Baptist University 0 0 2 51-100: Communication & Media Studies;Art & Design
The Education University of Hong Kong 1 1 1 13th:Education & Training
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 0 0 1 35th:Performing Arts


Notes:

  • UGC is the abbreviation of University Grants Committee.
  • HKCAAVQ is the abbreviation of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (formerly HKCAA).
  • Programme Area Accreditation means the programme operator can operate specific programmes at designated subject areas and academic levels during specific period, granted and reviewed by HKCAAVQ. Prior notice and individual accreditation to HKCAAVQ are not required.
  • Honour diploma (academically equivalent to higher diploma and associate degree in Hong Kong, and equivalent to bachelor's degree in some countries) was an academic award issued by colleges or institutes before they were granted full university status, such as HKBU, LU and SYU. It is no longer awarded.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • French, N.J., (1999). The Reform of Higher Education in Hong Kong. In C.B. Teather (ed) Higher Education in a Post-binary Era: National Reforms and Institutional Responses (pp. 158–180) London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999.
  • Mok, K.H. (2001). Academic Capitalisation in the New Millennium: The Marketisation and Corporatisation of Higher Education in Hong Kong. Policy & Politics, 29(3), 299–315
  • Postiglione, G.A. (2002). The Transformation of Academic Autonomy in Hong Kong. In M.K. Chan and A.Y. So (eds.) Crisis and Transformation in China’s Hong Kong (pp. 307–321). London : M.E. Sharpe.
  • Shive, G. (1992). Educational Expansion and the Labour Force. In G.A. Postiglione (ed) Education and Society in Hong Kong: Toward One Country and Two Systems (pp. 215–234). Hong Kong: HKU Press.
  • Sutherland, S. (2002). Higher Education in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Research Grant Council.
  • Tang, H.H. (2010). "Higher Education Governance and Academic Entrepreneurialism in East Asia: The Two Episodes of Hong Kong and Macau". Research Studies in Education 8: 106–124. (ISBN 978-988-19820-1-8).
  • University Grants Committee. (1996). Higher Education in Hong Kong: A Report by the Universities Grants Committee. Hong Kong: Government Printer.

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