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 area

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 737th350th6th
Arts and Humanities 490th88th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 506th130th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 228th50th5th
Chemistry 164th52nd1st
Computer Science 122nd43rd4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 398th156th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 225th52nd5th
Energy 120th62nd3rd
Engineering 101st42nd2nd
Environmental Science 316th144th5th
Mathematics 257th73rd3rd
Medicine 601st207th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 763rd344th7th
Physics and Astronomy 213th51st1st
Psychology 630th105th7th
Social Sciences 423rd71st6th

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.

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