The School of Engineering received further recognition of its world-class standing when HKUST was ranked first in Greater China and 21st globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology 2014-15. It marks the fourth year in a row that HKUST has garnered the No. 1 spot in engineering and technology in Greater China. The rankings are based on teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.
Dean of Engineering Prof Khaled Ben Letaief said he was delighted with the result, which was a testament to the School's strong belief in academic excellence and the global impact of its distinguished faculty and graduates. "We will continue to bring together the best researchers across disciplines," he said, "to accelerate the transformation of discoveries into innovative technologies and solutions."
In the QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2014 – Engineering and Technology, released earlier, HKUST was ranked No. 15, its highest position yet in these tables. It jumped four places from No. 19 in 2013, and was placed No. 1 in Hong Kong for the fifth straight year.
The University's graduates also continued to show the strength of their appeal to employers. In the high-profile annual Global Employability University Survey and Ranking, HKUST rose to No. 16 in the world, up two places from the previous year. The University remained No. 1 in Greater China. The survey is conducted by Emerging, a French human resources consultancy, and Trendence, a leading German research institute. It covered 4,500 recruiters and executives from 20 countries and regions, including the US, Europe, and Asia, with over half from the leading 1,000 companies.