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 +2820th888th6th
Arts and Humanities +1334th164th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 875th220th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 297th68th5th
Chemistry 365th121st2nd
Computer Science 124th51st4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +932nd283rd5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 303rd67th5th
Energy 173rd93rd3rd
Engineering +148th67th4th
Environmental Science 653rd243rd5th
Mathematics 218th73rd2nd
Medicine +1394th391st7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2171st657th8th
Physics and Astronomy 454th137th4th
Psychology 977th101st6th
Social Sciences +526th70th6th

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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