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Spring 2012  No.21
Helping to Lead the Way

The second half of 2011 saw the publication of a series of rankings indicating the notable global recognition achieved by the School of Engineering.

In October, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, ranked HKUST first in Greater China and 28th worldwide. The rankings are based on teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

In September, HKUST hit the No. 1 spot in Hong Kong and No. 22 globally in Engineering and Technology in the QS World University Rankings 2011. Ranking indicators included academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per faculty, faculty student ratio, proportion of international students and proportion of international faculty.

A month earlier, HKUST was again ranked No. 1 in Hong Kong in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2011. The University has held this position since the ARWU engineering field ranking was first published in 2007. HKUST was positioned 36th in engineering globally. Ranking indicators include alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), percentage of articles

Separately, ARWU ranked HKUST at No. 1 in Greater China in Computer Science for the second consecutive year. The University was placed 21st worldwide.

Dean of Engineering Prof Khaled Ben Letaief said HKUST's consistently top ranked position in the world in engineering was due to the distinction of the University's faculty and students. "We shall continue to work hard to further develop HKUST as a global center of excellence in research and education which welcomes talented faculty and students from around the world," he said.