From the President's Desk

From the President's Desk

No. 104

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Local and international recognition

Dear Colleagues,

The University has gained a formidable reputation for innovative research and professional education in addressing global issues and empowering positive change. We uphold the principle of “the integration of teaching and research” while our forward-looking higher education and our commitment to society are well recognised within and beyond Hong Kong.

According to the 2023 World University Rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE), CityU is one of the top 100 universities in the world, an international recognition that aligns with our ranking in the top 100 by QS World University Rankings. In addition, 26 CityU faculty members have been named Highly Cited Researchers for 2022 by Clarivate, placing CityU 50th worldwide for this citation ranking. Compared to faculty size, CityU’s percentage of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers puts us 1st in Hong Kong and 1st in Asia, reflecting the high academic standards of our faculty.

Our distinguished donors’ support for our Named Chair Professorship Scheme reflects their recognition of our effort to improve the world. The Scheme seeks to attract distinguished scholars from around the world and promote academic and research advances in CityU’s strategic areas. Named professorships represent one of the highest honours that the University can bestow on our academics and serve as a lasting tribute to those donors who support the Scheme.

Under the theme “Together, Research Beyond Boundaries”, the Scheme has achieved promising progress since its launch. Altogether 21 Named Chair Professorships and Named Professorships have been established within a short period, which has helped CityU and the broader community to become stronger partners in expanding research in areas of common interest. The Named Chair Professorships set up so far are having a multigenerational impact on various academic disciplines, our community and the world at large.

Looking ahead, we will continue to forge more meaningful collaborations with, and bring more benefits to, society. I am confident that CityU will reach even greater heights and take the lead in shaping a better future for all. 

Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving!

Way Kuo
President and University Distinguished Professor




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