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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has again ranked number one in Hong Kong for engineering research papers according to a survey released on 30 July by the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. The ranking is based on an evaluation of the quality of scientific research papers published by universities around the world. CityU’s second successive top ranking is testament to an outstanding academic and research performance and the University’s preeminent status in engineering.
Jointly established by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education and several Taiwan universities, the council is responsible for evaluating the performance of universities worldwide. The achievements of a university in terms of its academic quality and quantity of research papers are gauged by three criteria: research productivity, impact and excellence. Each of the three criteria comprises various indicators. The first measures the number of research papers, the second considers the number of citations and the last reviews the standing of journals in which the papers are cited.
As well as engineering, the survey also examines agricultural science, clinical medicine, life science, natural science and social sciences. CityU ranked fourth among all universities in Hong Kong in terms of overall quality of scientific papers.
In the survey published earlier by The Times Higher Education Supplement, CityU held 18th spot among all Asian universities. This demonstrates the University’s status as a world-class institution in many aspects, including the internationalisation of teachers and students, international research strength, teaching quality and overseas exchange.
City University of Hong Kong is committed to providing quality higher education to its students. We strive to produce a new breed of graduates who will excel in their professions and possess a broad knowledge base to cope with the challenges of a changing world.
The educational philosophy of the University emphasizes whole person development so that students will receive ample opportunities to nurture both the “breadth” (analytical and problem-solving skills, knowledge of the world) and “depth” (subject knowledge and professional skills) of their minds. The University also expects its graduates to have a high proficiency of English and Chinese languages, as well as a good understanding of different cultures.
The University has a strong team of experienced academic staff with diverse research interests and professional expertise. Supported by top quality teaching and research facilities, City University provides students with an excellent environment for learning and research. The physical environment, infrastructure and teaching facilities have been adapted from time to time to create an ambiance that encourages intellectual curiosity, social interaction, self-expression and mutual support.
The University is proactive in reaching out to society and the world. It has built up strong links with local and overseas universities and organizations to develop collaboration in teaching and research. It has also developed close links with industry and commerce for consultancy and technology transfer.
City University feels the pulse of society and is quick to respond to its needs. While the University sees undergraduate education as its core competence, it also places due emphasis on developing part-time programmes, especially at the postgraduate level, to meet the growing demands of life-long learners in an ever-changing society.
The University has achieved phenomenal growth since its establishment in 1984. To date, it has a student population of 26,045 enrolled in over 145 programmes at the associate degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.