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Why HKU Science

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Global recognition

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QS World University Rankings by subject 2020


Biological Sciences




Earth & Marine Sciences


Environmental Sciences


Materials Science




Physics & Astronomy


Statistics & Operational Research


World University Rankings

THE World University Rankings by subject 2020


Life Sciences


Physical Sciences



Prestigious Awards and Honours

  • Members of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Member of The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong
  • State Science and Technology Awards in the categories of State Natural Science Award
  • Biwako Prize for Ecology by the Ecological Society of Japan
  • Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
  • Foreign Fellow and Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • Foreign Member of Academia Europaea
  • The L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards For Women in Science (Asia-Pacific Laureate)


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Top-ranked Scientists 

According to Clarivate Analytics’ Essentials Science Indicators 2019, 15.4% of our professoriate staff are the world’s Top 1% scholars


Research Eminence

  • Strives for research excellence
  • Most supportive of interdisciplinary research
  • World class facilities
  • Leads 5 Areas of Excellence (AoE) projects to facilitate international and inter-institutional collaborations (3 ongoing projects are Theory-Modeling and Simulation of Emerging Electronics, Institute of Molecular Functional Materials, and Chemical Biology Approach to Molecular Medicine)
  • Leads a State Key Laboratory in Synthetic Chemistry
  • Partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for 3 HK-CAS Joint Laboratories (Chemical Geodynamics, Chemical Synthesis, and New Materials)