A statue of Sun Yat-sen decorated with anti-government protester gear at Polytechnic University, Hung Hom. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Universities have to meet expectations of society or fear worst

  • Civil unrest has seen campuses turn into battlefields, but people desire more from centres of excellence that are likely to suffer a backlash

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A statue of Sun Yat-sen decorated with anti-government protester gear at Polytechnic University, Hung Hom. Photo: Sam Tsang
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The University of Hong Kong is one of the top three institutions in the city that have experienced small slips down the Asia edition of university league tables. Photo: Felix Wong

Top three Hong Kong universities slip down varsity rankings in Asia, but protests cannot be blamed, say compilers Quacquarelli Symonds

  • Impact of unrest not reflected in 2020 analysis of top performing institutions, according to researchers
  • Slight decline in standings of city’s most prestigious universities part of ‘normal annual variation’
Topic |   Universities in Hong Kong

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The University of Hong Kong is one of the top three institutions in the city that have experienced small slips down the Asia edition of university league tables. Photo: Felix Wong
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