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Why HKU Science

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#4

in Asia (2021)

#22

in the world (2021)

 

 

World University Rankings

#4

in Asia (2020)

#39

in the world (2021)

 

#41

in Impact Ranking (2020)

 

 

Global recognition

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QS World University Rankings by subject 2020

#51-100

Biological Sciences

#42

Chemistry

#50

Earth & Marine Sciences

#51-100

Environmental Sciences

#51-100

Materials Science

#43

Mathematics

#51-100

Physics & Astronomy

#50

Statistics & Operational Research

 

World University Rankings

THE World University Rankings by subject 2020

#46

Life Sciences

#55

Physical Sciences

 

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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 2020, 16.5% of our professoriate staff are the world’s Top 1% scholars

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Research Eminence

  • Strives for research excellence
  • Most supportive of interdisciplinary research
  • World class facilities
  • Leads 6 Areas of Excellence (AoE) projects to facilitate international and inter-institutional collaborations (2 ongoing projects are 2D Materials Research: Fundamentals Towards Emerging Technologies and Chemical Biology Approach to Molecular Medicine)
  • Leads a State Key Laboratory in Synthetic Chemistry
  • Partners with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) for 3 HKU-CAS Joint Laboratories (Chemical Geodynamics, Chemical Synthesis, and New Materials)