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QS rankings: 5 HK varsities among world’s top 70

This photo dated May 23, 2011 shows the Loke Yew Hall of the University of Hong Kong. (PHOTO/HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG – Five Hong Kong universities made it to the top 70 in the latest QS World University Rankings as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University saw its position rise in the list.

While the performance of Hong Kong universities in the rankings remained stable overall, PolyU and the Chinese University of Hong Kong were the only two that saw their positions improve in the British rankings firm’s 2022 report released Wednesday. 

The University of Hong Kong remained the city’s best tertiary institution and was ranked 22nd in the world

PolyU rose seven places to secure the 66th spot, while CUHK landed on 39th place, up four places from the last report.

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The University of Hong Kong remained the city’s best tertiary institution and was ranked 22nd in the world. It ranked fifth in Asia, following Singapore’s National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University as well as Tsinghua University and Peking University in the mainland.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and City University of Hong Kong slipped seven and five places, respectively, ranking 34th and 53th on the list.

Hong Kong Baptist University dropped 23 places to 287th in the new report, while Lingnan University fell in the 581-590 range.

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The latest annual rankings reflected the performance of 1,300 higher education institutions across the world based on six indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio.

Globally, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the list for the 10th consecutive year, followed by the University of Oxford, which saw its highest position since 2006. Stanford University and University of Cambridge shared third place.