Rankings

Within the short span of two decades, HKUST has rapidly risen in the global academic arena and has ranked Asia’s number one in the QS University Rankings in 2013 and QS Top 50 Universities Under 50. While we don’t live for rankings, these latest international recognitions testify to our efforts dedicated to teaching and research. See below the overall excellence of HKUST.

1st - World's top 300 Asian Universities 2011-2013
1st - World's top 50 Universities Under 50 (2013)
28th - World's Top 800 Universities 2015/2016 7th - World's Fastest Rising Young Universities 2015
School of Science
#14

Asian Top 100 Universities in Natural Sciences (No. 2 in Hong Kong) in QS University Rankings: Asia 2015

#15

Asian Top 100 Universities in Life Sciences and Medicine in QS University Rankings: Asia 2015

#28

World’s Top 200 Universities in Chemistry (No.2 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#50

World’s Top 200 Universities in Mathematics in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#37

World’s Top 200 Universities in Materials Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#29

World’s Top 400 Universities in Natural Sciences (No. 2 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings 2015

School of Engineering
#8

Asian Top 100 Universities in Engineering & Technology (No. 1 in Hong Kong) in QS University Rankings: Asia 2015

#14

World’s Top 400 Universities in Engineering & Technology (No. 1 in Hong Kong for 6 years in a row) in QS World University Rankings 2015

#16

World’s Top 100 Engineering and Technology Universities (No. 1 in Greater China) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 / 2016

#14

World’s Top 200 Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems (No. 2 in Asia) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#23

World’s Top 200 Universities in Civil & Structural Engineering in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#25

World’s Top 200 Universities in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (No. 3 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#30

World’s Top 200 Universities in Chemical Engineering (No. 2 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#39

World’s Top 200 Universities in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (No.1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

School of Business and Management
#1

Global EMBA Ranking (for the School’s Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program) in Financial Times Global EMBA Rankings 2016 (7 times #1 in the world in the past ten years – 2007, 2009-2013, 2016)

#14

Global MBA Ranking (for the School’s Full-Time MBA Program) in Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2016

#23

Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship (No. 1 in Asia) in Financial Times Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship 2016

#10

Asian Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences and Management in QS University Rankings: Asia 2015

#14

World’s Top 200 Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems (No. 2 in Asia) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#19

World’s Top 200 Universities in Accounting & Finance (No.2 in Asia) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#18

World’s Top 200 Universities in Business & Management (No. 2 in Asia) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#24

World’s Top 200 Universities in Statistics & Operational Research (No. 2 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#24

Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (No.1 in Asia) in University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Top 100 Business School Research Rankings 2016

#25

World’s Top 300 Universities in Economics and Econometrics (No. 1 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016

#26

World’s Top 400 Universities in Social Sciences & Management (No. 2 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings 2015

#72

World’s Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences (No. 3 in Greater China) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/2016

School of Humanities and Social Science
#10

Asian Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences and Management in QS University Rankings: Asia 2015

#26

World’s Top 400 Universities in Social Sciences & Management (No. 2 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings 2015

#37

Asian Top 100 Universities in Arts & Humanities in QS University Rankings: Asia 2015

#72

World’s Top 100 Universities in Social Sciences (No. 3 in Greater China) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/2016

#76-100

World’s Top 200 Universities in Social Sciences in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2015