Impressive showing in global ranking exercises

Michael Gibb

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​Subjects across the curriculum at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have been positively assessed in two major ranking exercises.
Recently released data from surveys conducted by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) demonstrate that CityU has made substantial gains on previous rankings in many areas.
“Standards are rising all over the world, making these global ranking exercises more competitive than ever before, which is why I am delighted to see sustained strong performances in such a diverse range of subjects at CityU,” said Professor Way Kuo, President of CityU.
CityU did well in the broad subject area of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences, according to ARWU, rising 10 places on last year to reach 32nd in the world in 2012. The University also performed strongly in Mathematics, according to QS, rising from the rank of 51-100 last year to 19th this year.
Other significant gains, according to QS, were seen in English Language and Literature, rising from 51-100 last year to 35th this year, and from 47th last year to 40th this year in Linguistics.
QS included Communications and Media Studies in its survey for the first time, and CityU was evaluated positively in this category, placing in the top 100. QS also ranked Modern Languages and Psychology at CityU in the top 100 for the first time.
Another highlight saw Economics/Business at CityU, ranked for the first time by ARWU, placed in the top 100.
CityU maintained its position in the top 100 in the QS rankings for Statistics & Operational Research, Sociology, Politics & International Studies, Accounting & Finance, Computer Science, Civil & Structural Engineering, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
In the ARWU data, CityU also held its positions in the top 100 in both Mathematics and Computer Science.
“I want to thank colleagues for continuously improving the quality of our professional education and research to benefit our students and society,” Professor Kuo said.


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