As one of the most progressive universities in the world, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has a well-earned global reputation as an innovative centre for research and professional education.
According to metrics compiled by Stanford University, over 140 CityU faculty members (out of which 7 are from the Physics Department) are listed among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists, reflecting the high academic standard of our faculty and our excellent research performance. Compared to faculty size, CityU’s percentage of the world's top 2% most highly cited scientists is among the highest in Asia.
The Stanford-listed scholars have demonstrated substantial influence in various disciplines through the publication of multiple highly cited papers ranked according to citation impact from 1996 to 2019. Disciplinary differences in terms of citation norms are taken care of since the list identifies the top 2% of scientists in their own areas of specialty.
“I am delighted that our world-class scholars have once again been recognised as some of the top researchers in the world,” said President Way Kuo of CityU.
The excellent quality of CityU faculty members has now been recognised across a range of significant global rankings. For example, 14 CityU scholars were named Highly Cited Researchers in 2020 by Clarivate, representing the highest number in Hong Kong; and CityU was ranked top in Citations per Faculty in the QS World University Ranking averaged over a 5-year period from 2017 to 2021 in Hong Kong.
This latest report by Stanford University was prepared by a team of experts led by Professor John Ioannidis, of Stanford University. The publicly available database provides continually updated information on the work of the world’s top scientists including standardised information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations of papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.
CityU Physics’s Top Scientists List (Top 2% in the world in their own areas of specialty)
(by alphabetical order of surname)
The full CityU’s Top Scientists List and more information can be viewed from CityU’s Research News.
23 February 2021