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HKUST Engineering: Among the World's Best

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has been ranked No. 1 again 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 standing since the ARWU engineering field ranking was first published in 2007.

HKUST Dean of Engineering, Prof Khaled Ben Letaief, said "HKUST has been consistently ranked among the top universities in the world in Engineering and this is without any question due to the distinction of our 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."

Ranked 36th globally in Engineering/ Technology and Computer Science, HKUST has risen three places from 39th last year and has been consistently ranked within the top 40 in this category. The University is ahead of Harvard University (38th), Tsinghua University (45th), University of Oxford (46th), Columbia University (49th), and University of California, Irvine (50th).

The 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). Two new indicators were introduced, namely the percentage of articles published in the top 20% journals of each field, and the engineering research expenditure. More than 1,000 universities are actually ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published.

Adding to the success in the engineering field ranking, HKUST is ranked No. 1 again in Greater China in Computer Science by ARWU. The University has made a jump to the 21st place this year from 26th in 2010 and has achieved its highest ever position in this ranking since it was introduced in 2009. The University has retained its top position in Greater China for two consecutive years.

Full list of ARWU 2011 in Engineering/ Technology and Computer Sciences:

Full list of ARWU 2011 in Computer Science: