Hong Kong Excels in University Report Card
Hong Kong tertiary institutions have earned high distinctions in the latest global ranking assessment.
The newly released 2016 report by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a London-headquartered global higher education analyst, finds that Hong Kong universities have “entrenched their position among the region’s finest.” Four of the city’s universities rank among the region’s top 10. “No nation or territory has more universities than Hong Kong in the top 10,” according to the report.Its authors noted as a “highlight in a series of stellar performances” the University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) status as one of the top two institutions in Asia. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) “edges towards the top three, rising to fourth place,” while the City University of Hong Kong has also improved its position, moving from ninth to seventh. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in eighth spot, “remains among the region’s very best.” The report also notes a “quantum leap” on the part of Hong Kong’s Lingnan University, from 142nd place to a shared spot at 109th.