The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyUniversity

Hong Kong

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Foundation: 1991

Mission: To advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research, particularly: – in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies; and – at the postgraduate level; To assist in the economic and social development of Hong Kong.

Vision: To be a leading university with significant international impact and strong local commitment.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionHong Kong
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +637th393rd6th
Arts and Humanities +387th55th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 496th160th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 271st63rd5th
Chemistry 234th82nd1st
Computer Science 114th40th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +405th216th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 221st57th5th
Energy 173rd79th3rd
Engineering +127th59th3rd
Environmental Science 345th182nd5th
Mathematics 175th59th2nd
Medicine +593rd238th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 691st356th8th
Physics and Astronomy 303rd101st4th
Psychology 624th119th7th
Social Sciences +401st69th6th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
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