The University of Hong Kong *University

Hong Kong

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Foundation: 1910

Mission: The University of Hong Kong will endeavour: To advance constantly the bounds of scholarship, building upon its proud traditions and strengths. To provide a comprehensive education, benchmarked against the highest international standards, designed to develop fully the intellectual and personal strengths of its students, while extending lifelong learning opportunities for the community. To produce graduates of distinction committed to academic/professional excellence, critical intellectual inquiry and lifelong learning, who are communicative and innovative, ethically and culturally aware, and capable of tackling the unfamiliar with confidence. To develop a collegial, flexible, pluralistic and supportive intellectual environment that inspires and attracts, retains and nurtures scholars, students and staff of the highest calibre in a culture that fosters creativity, learning and freedom of thought, enquiry and expression. To provide a safe, healthy and sustainable workplace to support and advance teaching, learning and research at the University. To engage in innovative, high-impact and leading-edge research within and across disciplines. To be fully accountable for the effective management of public and private resources bestowed upon the institution and act in partnership with the community over the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge To serve as a focal point of intellectual and academic endeavour in Hong Kong, China and Asia and act as a gateway and forum for scholarship with the rest of the world

Vision: The University of Hong Kong, Asia’s Global University, delivers impact through internationalisation, innovation and interdisciplinarity. It attracts and nurtures global scholars through excellence in research, teaching and learning, and knowledge exchange. It makes a positive social contribution through global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.


Subordinate organizations:

  • University Health Service, Hong Kong
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 +379th166th2nd
Arts and Humanities +131st7th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 253rd53rd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 100th22nd3rd
Chemistry 303rd110th4th
Computer Science 169th60th5th
Dentistry 9th3rd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +314th136th3rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 123rd21st2nd
Energy 251st119th5th
Engineering +188th78th5th
Environmental Science 196th90th2nd
Mathematics 311th95th5th
Medicine +220th36th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 235th54th1st
Physics and Astronomy 375th139th6th
Psychology 117th4th1st
Social Sciences +54th6th1st
Veterinary 272nd62nd1st

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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