Rankings

In more than two decades, HKUST has rapidly risen in the global academic arena and has ranked Asia’s number one in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings in 2017. 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 - Asian Top 200 Young Universities, 2017 (No.2 in the World)
13th - Global Employability University Ranking 2016 (No.1 in Greater China)
28th - World's Top 800 Universities 2015/2016 (No.1 in Hong Kong)
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

#27

World’s Top 200 Universities in Chemistry (No.1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#43

World’s Top 200 Universities in Mathematics in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#23

World’s Top 200 Universities in Materials Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#42

World’s Top 400 Universities in Natural Sciences (No. 2 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings 2017

School of Engineering
#8

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

#15

World’s Top 500 Universities in Engineering & Technology (No. 1 in Hong Kong for 7 times in a row) in QS World University Rankings 2017

#19

World’s Top 100 Engineering and Technology Universities (No. 2 in Greater China) in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 / 2017

#19

World’s Top 500 Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems (No. 1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#23

World’s Top 400 Universities in Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering (No.1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#26

World’s Top 200 Universities in Civil & Structural Engineering in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#29

World’s Top 400 Universities in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (No. 1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#29

World’s Top 300 Universities in Chemical Engineering (No. 2 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

School of Business and Management
#1

Global EMBA Rankings (for the School’s Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program) in QS Global Joint EMBA Rankings 2017

#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)

#15

Global MBA Ranking (for the School’s Full-Time MBA Program) in Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2017 (Top 15 globally for 8th consecutive year)

#2

Research Excellence in Asia Pacific (for the School’s Full-Time MBA Program) in QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017

#8

Employability in Asia Pacific (for the School’s Full-Time MBA Program) in QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017

#23

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

#19

World’s Top 500 Universities in Computer Science & Information Systems (No. 1 in Hong Kong) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#17

World’s Top 200 Universities in Accounting & Finance (No.1 in Asia) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#20

World’s Top 200 Universities in Business & Management (No. 2 in Asia) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#26

World’s Top 200 Universities in Statistics & Operational Research (No. 3 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

#26

Top 100 Business School Research Rankings (No.1 in Asia) in University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Top 100 Business School Research Rankings 2017

#24

World’s Top 300 Universities in Economics and Econometrics (No. 1 in Greater China) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

School of Humanities and Social Science
#37

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

#101-150

World’s Top 200 Universities in Social Sciences in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2016