HKUST Engineering Continues to Shine as No. 1 in Greater China and World’s No. 21

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HKUST Engineering Continues to Shine as No. 1 in Greater China and World’s No. 21


The newly released prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology 2014-15 ranked HKUST first in Greater China and 21st globally. HKUST climbed up 6 places to World’s No. 51 while its Engineering continues to propel forward at the forefront of the league table as World’s 21. HKUST has hit the No. 1 spot in Engineering and Technology in Greater China for four straight years.

Placed 21st globally, HKUST is ahead of Tsinghua (23rd), University of Tokyo (25th), Columbia (30th), Purdue (45th), and UC San Diego (50th). The University is one of only two universities from Hong Kong ranked among the top 50. The rankings are based on teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

Dean of Engineering Prof Khaled Ben Letaief said, "We are delighted that in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, HKUST Engineering, at World’s No.21, remains its first position in Greater China for 4 years in a row. This notable recognition attests to our strong belief in academic excellence and global impact made by our distinctive faculty and graduates. We will continue to bring together best researchers across disciplines to accelerate the transformation of discoveries into innovative technologies and solutions".

HKUST engineering’s outstanding capabilities have been highlighted by its consistent top-tier standing across a series of global rankings surveys. The QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2014 - Engineering and Technology published last month put HKUST at No. 15. HKUST made an impressive jump of 4 places from No. 19 in 2013 and has been No. 1 in Hong Kong for 5 years in a row.

Full list of 2014-15 Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology

No. 1     MIT
No. 2     Stanford University
No. 3     California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
No. 10   UC Berkeley
No. 17   Cornell University
No. 21   HKUST
No. 23   Tsinghua University
No. 25   University of Tokyo
No. 30   Columbia University
No. 45   Purdue University