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.