List of subject rankings of Hong Kong tertiary institutions

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This page lists various subject rankings, including QS University Subject Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities, of universities and colleges in Hong Kong. They adopt different ranking methodologies.

Abbreviation[edit]

HKU: The University of Hong Kong
CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
HKUST: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
CityU: City University of Hong Kong
PolyU: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
HKBU: Hong Kong Baptist University
LU: Lingnan University
EdU HK: The Education University of Hong Kong

QS World University Rankings by Faculty (top 200)[edit]

2016
Discipline Rank Institute
Arts & Humanities 19
30
65
97
135
181
235
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
HKUST
HKBU
LU
Engineering & Technology 14
26
41
44
60
371
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
HKBU
Life Sciences & Medicine 36
76
266
341
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
PolyU
Natural Sciences 15
29
101
103
108
307
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
HKBU
Social Sciences & Management 14
26
27
48
49
247
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
HKBU

QS World University Rankings by Subjects (top 200)[edit]

2011[1] 2012[2] 2013[3] 2014[4] 2015[5] 2016[6]
Discipline Subject Rank Institute Rank Institute Rank Institute Rank Institute Rank Institute Rank Institute
Arts
&
Humanities
Philosophy 49 CUHK 21 CUHK 30
43
151-200
HKU
CUHK
HKBU
41
101-150
101-150
HKU
HKBU
LU
51-100
101-150
101-150
CUHK
LU
HKU
51-100
51-100
101-150
CUHK
HKU
LU
Modern Languages 28
35
101-150
151-200
151-200
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
PolyU
CityU
15
42
51-100
51-100
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
HKUST
18
34
51-100
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
HKUST
11
17
41
51-100
51-100
151-200
151-200
CUHK
HKU
HKUST
CityU
PolyU
HKBU
LU
15
30
51-100
101-150
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
LU
15
42
101-150
101-150
151-200
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
LU
HKBU
Geography
&
Area Studies
20
34
151-200
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
33
151-200
CUHK
PolyU
33
101-150
101-150
101-150
CUHK
HKBU
PolyU
HKUST
25
51-100
101-150
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
19
46
101-150
101-150
101-150
HKU
CUHK
HKBU
PolyU
HKUST
13
49
51-100
101-150
101-150
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
HKBU
HKUST
History - - - - - - 38
101-150
HKU
HKUST
40
45
101-150
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
51-100
101-150
151-200
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
Linguistics 27
47
CUHK
CityU
40
51-100
CityU
CUHK
22
35
45
CityU
CUHK
PolyU
18
23
24
48
HKU
PolyU
CityU
CUHK
9
18
21
35
101-150
HKU
CityU
CUHK
PolyU
HKUST
10
25
29
41
101-150
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
EdUHK
English Language
&
Literature
21
47
51-100
101-150
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
HKUST
PolyU
34
35
43
101-150
151-200
HKU
CityU
CUHK
HKUST
PolyU
26
38
42
101-150
151-200
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
HKUST
LU
- - 24
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKU
CityU
CUHK
PolyU
24
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKU
CityU
CUHK
PolyU
Engineering
&
Technology
Computer Science
&
Information Systems
26
41
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CityU
CUHK
PolyU
13
22
42
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
10
12
19
49
51-100
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
11
14
18
50
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
8
12
18
51-100
51-100
251-300
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
HKBU
Chemical Engineering 51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
20
51-100
101-150
151-200
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
22
51-100
101-150
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
26
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
CUHK
HKU
PolyU
27
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
CUHK
HKU
PolyU
Civil
&
Structural Engineering
25
42
51-100
51-100
HKU
HKUST
CityU
PolyU
14
28
50
51-100
HKU
HKUST
PolyU
CityU
8
16
17
51-100
HKU
PolyU
HKUST
CityU
10
12
15
31
HKU
HKUST
PolyU
CityU
9
11
17
35
HKU
HKUST
PolyU
CityU
Electrical
&
Electronic Engineering
21
28
51-100
51-100
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
17
20
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
14
19
22
44
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
11
27
38
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
19
22
25
37
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
Mechanical
Aeronautical
&
Manufacturing Engineering
44
51-100
151-200
HKUST
CityU
PolyU
19
30
51-100
101-150
101-150
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
CUHK
CityU
27
35
51-100
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
20
34
43
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
CityU
CUHK
31
46
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
CUHK
CityU
Medicine Medicine 45
101-150
HKU
CUHK
28
51-100
HKU
CUHK
24
51-100
HKU
CUHK
24
49
HKU
CUHK
28
51-100
HKU
CUHK
30
51-100
301-400
HKU
CUHK
CityU
Biological Sciences 46
51-100
101-150
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
42
101-150
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
51-100
101-150
101-150
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
42
51-100
51-100
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
51-100
101-150
101-150
301-400
301-400
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
CityU
PolyU
49
101-150
101-150
301-400
301-400
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
CityU
PolyU
Psychology 30
51-100
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
22
37
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
18
29
101-150
HKU
CUHK
CityU
25
41
HKU
CUHK
34
43
101-150
HKU
CUHK
CityU
41
51-100
101-150
HKU
CUHK
CityU
Pharmacy
&
Pharmacology
- - 34
51-100
HKU
CUHK
51-100
51-100
CUHK
HKU
37
101-150
HKU
CUHK
34
46
HKU
CUHK
37
46
CUHK
HKU
Dentistry - - - - - - - - 2
HKU
1
HKU
Agriculture
&
Forestry
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences Physics
&
Astronomy
51-100
51-100
51-100
151-200
HKU
CUHK
HKUST
CityU
51-100
51-100
101-150
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
51-100
51-100
151-200
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
51-100
101-150
151-200
201-250
201-250
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
51-100
51-100
151-200
201-250
201-250
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
Mathematics 50
50
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
HKU
PolyU
19
23
25
51-100
51-100
101-150
CityU
CUHK
HKU
PolyU
HKUST
HKBU
25
32
40
44
51-100
CUHK
CityU
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
26
40
45
45
101-150
CUHK
CityU
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
20
29
33
42
101-150
201-250
HKU
CityU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
HKBU
Environmental Sciences 33
50
HKU
HKUST
32
37
HKUST
HKU
41
49
HKU
HKUST
25
51-100
HKUST
HKU
51-100
51-100
250-300
HKUST
HKU
HKBU
Earth
&
Marine Sciences
101-150
101-150
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
19
51-100
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
51-100
151-200
151-200
HKU
HKUST
PolyU
34
101-150
151-200
HKU
HKUST
PolyU
26
151-200
151-200
HKU
PolyU
HKUST
Chemistry 43
47
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
9
11
51-100
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
20
24
101-150
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
19
35
151-200
151-200
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
23
25
101-150
101-150
151-200
201-250
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
HKBU
Materials Sciences 35
47
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CityU
36
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
23
51-100
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
29
51-100
51-100
151-200
HKUST
CUHK
HKU
CityU
44
51-100
51-100
51-100
HKUST
CityU
HKU
CUHK
Geography - - - - - - - - 19
46
101-150
101-150
101-150
HKU
CUHK
HKBU
PolyU
HKUST
Social Sciences Statistics
&
Operational Research
26
30
40
47
51-100
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
14
16
39
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
7
15
21
25
43
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
15
19
39
43
51-100
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
CUHK
CityU
15
19
39
43
51-100
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
CUHK
CityU
23
24
39
46
51-100
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
Sociology 26
30
40
47
51-100
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
19
30
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
39
40
101-150
151-200
CUHK
HKU
CityU
PolyU
39
41
101-150
101-150
CUHK
HKU
CityU
PolyU
26
37
51-100
151-200
CUHK
HKU
CityU
PolyU
28
39
101-150
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
Politics
&
International Studies
27
51-100
HKU
CityU
19
46
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
12
45
51-100
HKU
CityU
CUHK
16
38
39
HKU
CityU
CUHK
26
36
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
23
51-100
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
Law 31
51-100
HKU
CUHK
16
51-100
HKU
CUHK
20
51-100
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
18
51-100
51-100
HKU
CityU
CUHK
19
42
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
18
50
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
Economics
&
Econometrics
42
43
51-100
101-150
151-200
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
29
35
51-100
101-150
101-150
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
30
32
42
101-150
101-150
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
28
30
34
51-100
101-150
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
30
36
49
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
25
37
46
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
CityU
Accounting
&
Finance
30
41
49
51-100
101-150
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
22
26
49
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
16
23
33
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
18
19
27
51-100
51-100
151-200
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
LU
17
23
35
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
19
23
30
51-100
51-100
HKUST
HKU
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
Communication
&
Media Studies
- - 21
41
51-100
HKU
CUHK
CityU
29
36
51-100
101-150
CUHK
CityU
HKU
HKBU
19
30
50
101-150
CUHK
CityU
HKU
HKBU
23
51-100
51-100
51-100
CUHK
CityU
HKU
HKBU
26
31
43
51-100
CUHK
CityU
HKU
HKBU
Education - - 8
26
HKU
CUHK
11
23
HKU
CUHK
16
25
51-100
HKU
CUHK
HKIEd
6
15
20
HKU
HKIEd
CUHK
6
12
26
HKU
EdUHK
CUHK
Statistics - - - - - - - - 20
22
45
51-100
51-100
151-200
HKUST
HKU
PolyU
CityU
CUHK
HKBU
- -

U.S. News and World Report - Best Global Universities Rankings by Subjects[edit]

2016
Discipline Rank Institute
Arts & Humanities 95 HKU
Biology & Biochemistry 130 HKU
Chemistry 73

126

147

151

191

HKUST

HKU

PolyU

CUHK

CityU

Computer Science 13

16

32

35

35

HKUST

CityU

CUHK

PolyU

HKU

Clinical Medicine 94

104

HKU
CUHK
Economics & Business 57

57

63

85

96

CityU

HKUST

CUHK

HKU

PolyU

Engineering 10

15

24

43

77

CityU

PolyU

HKUST

HKU

CUHK

Materials Science 40

44

75

85

105

HKUST

CityU

PolyU

HKU

CUHK

Mathematics 32

73

122

137

CUHK

CityU

PolyU

HKBU

Pharmacology & Toxicology 57

76

CUHK

HKU

Psychiatry & Psychology 96

134

HKU

CUHK

Social Sciences & Public Health 108

143

152

229

HKU

CUHK

PolyU

CityU

Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings[edit]

The institution had ranked the top 50 universities in each of the six categories but was added to 100 in the latest 2013-14 league tables.
2010-11[7] 2011-12[8] 2012-13[9] 2013-14[10]
Subject Rank Institute Rank Institute Rank Institute Rank Institute
Art & Humanities - - 36 HKU 29 HKU 40
65
HKU
CUHK
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health 22 HKU 34 HKU 36 HKU 48
73
HKU
CUHK
Engineering & Technology 19
20
HKU
HKUST
28
37
HKUST
HKU
23
43
HKUST
HKU
21
42
80
89
HKUST
HKU
CityU
PolyU
Life Sciences 29
50
HKU
HKUST
- - - - - -
Physical Sciences 36
43
HKU
HKUST
- - - - 86 HKU
Social Sciences 27 HKU 27 HKU 30
50
HKU
HKUST
39
45
70
HKU
HKUST
CUHK
2019
Subject Rank Institute
Computer Science[11] 28
37
46
74
93
176-200
HKUST
CUHK
HKU
PolyU
CityU
HKBU
Engineering & Technology[12] 23
40
61
63
70
HKUST
HKU
CityU
CUHK
PolyU
Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health[13] 29
49
301-400
401-500
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
HKBU
Physical Sciences[14] 49
54
58
98
151-175
251-300
CUHK
HKU
HKUST
CityU
PolyU
HKBU

Academic Rankings of World Universities by Subjects (top 200)[edit]

ARWU Board Subject fields 2013[15]
Subject Rank Institute
Natural Science
&
Mathematics
101-150 CUHK
Engineering
&
Computer Sciences
25
34
51-75
76-100
101-150
CityU
HKUST
CUHK
PolyU
HKU
Life
&
Agriculture Sciences
151-200 HKU
Clinical Medicine
&
Pharmacy
151-200
151-200
HKU
CUHK
Social Sciences 51-75
76-100
101-150
101-150
101-150
HKUST
PolyU
HKU
CUHK
CityU
ARWU Specific Subjects 2013
Subject Rank Institute
Mathematics 40
49
51-75
151-200
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
HKBU
Physics - -
Chemistry 76-100
76-100
151-200
151-200
HKU
CUHK
CityU
HKUST
Computer Sciences 24
29
42
51-75
51-75
151-200
HKUST
CUHK
CityU
HKU
PolyU
HKBU
Economics/Business 51-75
76-100
101-150
101-150
101-150
HKUST
CityU
HKU
CUHK
PolyU
ARWU Specific Subjects 2018
Subject Rank Institute
Computer Science & Engineering 19
38
49
51-75
51-75
201-300
CUHK
CityU
PolyU
HKUST
HKU
HKBU

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QS University Subject Rankings 2011".
  2. ^ "QS University Subject Rankings 2012".
  3. ^ "QS University Subject Rankings 2013".
  4. ^ "QS University Subject Rankings 2014".
  5. ^ "QS University Subject Rankings 2015".
  6. ^ "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016". Top Universities. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  7. ^ "Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings 2010-2011".
  8. ^ "Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings 2011-2012".
  9. ^ "Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings 2012-2013".
  10. ^ "Times Higher Education World University Subjects Rankings 2013-2014".
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  12. ^ World University Rankings 2019 by subject: engineering and technology (in Hong Kong)
  13. ^ World University Rankings 2019 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health (in Hong Kong)
  14. ^ World University Rankings 2019 by subject: physical sciences (in Hong Kong)
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