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 +1889th518th6th
Arts and Humanities +1358th160th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 998th240th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 260th68th5th
Chemistry 415th111th5th
Computer Science 120th47th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +744th220th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 321st81st5th
Energy 126th64th3rd
Engineering +187th70th4th
Environmental Science 608th240th5th
Mathematics 183rd64th2nd
Medicine +1429th371st6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1715th470th8th
Physics and Astronomy 411th118th5th
Psychology 1497th197th7th
Social Sciences +482nd73rd6th

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
  • Non-Profit
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