City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a
breakthrough in world university rankings by breaking into the top 50 for the
According to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University
Rankings, CityU has risen six places and is now ranked 49th in the
world. In addition, CityU ranks first in Hong Kong among the
indicators of citations per faculty and international faculty
Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, said latest
ranking results were encouraging, adding that CityU placed heavy emphasis on
scholarly knowledge and provided an excellent education and research
environment for its faculty and students.
“Soulware is the key. CityU has been contributing to society and higher
education through the integration of teaching and research,” said President
CityU is also ranked 9th in computer science and 11th in engineering in
the world, and 1st in both Hong Kong and Taiwan in both disciplines, according
to Best Global Universities 2017 by US News and World Report.
Furthermore, according to the Top 100 Worldwide Universities that
received the most US utility patents published by the National Academy of
Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association in 2016, CityU ranks
first in Hong Kong and 54th worldwide.