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College and University Rankings

Good marks for Hong Kong in World University Rankings, but history is a fail

Hong Kong institutions fared reasonably well in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject, being represented in the top 200 in almost all 30 subjects.

Monday, 13 May, 2013, 9:45am 3 comments

Darts and sciences

Students intending to study abroad are so used to looking up where universities stand in global league tables that it is easy to forget the rankings are just a decade old - the first was released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003, creating a huge international buzz.

15 Apr 2013 - 10:09am

Many schools of thought when it comes to rankings

In Hong Kong's brand-conscious society, university rankings attract much public attention. After all, universities' ranking and reputation are key considerations in many people's college selection criteria.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

City tops 'best young universities' league

Heavy investment in higher education by governments in Asia and an 'erosion in performance' by established institutions has led to a shake-up in an annual international ranking of universities.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

City ranks 19th in world for student satisfaction

Paris is the best location in the world for education, followed by London and Boston, according to an educational benchmarking agency.

Hong Kong tied with Tokyo for the 19th place in the Best Student City chart compiled by researchers behind the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Degrees of diversity

A year ago, I wrote in this column that 'as Hong Kong aspires to be a regional education hub, we should rethink the essence of university education and ask: what kind of excellence do we want to groom?'

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

HKU regains status in new university rankings

The University of Hong Kong has regained its status as Asia's top-ranking university in the latest QS World University Rankings, months after it was knocked off the top spot by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in the same research firm's Asia survey.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Universities score high marks in social sciences

An international university ranking has given five of Hong Kong's universities high spots in social sciences.

QS World University Rankings released its top universities for six social science subjects - statistics and operational research; sociology; politics and international studies; law; economics and econometrics; and accounting and finance - today.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Toxic wasteland hardly the place for universities

It is good news that the government is reserving 720,000 square metres of land capable of providing 1.2 million square metres of floor area for use by tertiary education institutions.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Europe piloting wide-ranging ranking system

The European Commission is wading into the controversy over world university league tables by piloting a 'multi-dimensional' ranking system designed to reflect the diversity of Europe's universities.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

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