Chinese University of Hong Kong: Rankings

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 6th in China, 158th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 100 across 69 research topics. The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 83,632 publications and 3,081,340 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 107 notable alumni.

Rank Ranking
#158 of 14,131 In the World
#14 of 5,830 In Asia
#6 of 960 In China
#2 of 11 In Hong Kong
#18 of 1,021 For Ophthalmology
#29 of 1,069 For Optometry
#41 of 1,067 For Gastroenterology and Hepatology
#168 of 7,353 For Alumni Impact
#231 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top100 For 66 other topics

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Medicine

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 6th for Medicine in China and 96th in the World with 26,875 publications made and 1,112,521 citations received. Main research topics: Surgery, Oncology and Cancer research, Health Science, Pathology, Public Health.

Rank Ranking
#6 of 441 In China
#9 of 1,964 In Asia
#96 of 4,739 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 133 136
1992 61 77
1993 93 116
1994 129 156
1995 97 104
1996 361 535
1997 426 681
1998 410 854
1999 443 1149
2000 456 1335
2001 484 1341
2002 538 1786
2003 672 2667
2004 791 2978
2005 803 2786
2006 756 2766
2007 841 3462
2008 901 4076
2009 935 4943
2010 1195 5039
2011 1043 3972
2012 1181 4479
2013 1224 5232
2014 1308 5458
2015 1223 5823
2016 1455 7757
2017 1368 8590
2018 1383 6264
2019 1466 5681
2020 1885 11652
2021 2324 2244

Biology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 17th for Biology in China and 209th in the World with 13,810 publications made and 686,588 citations received. Main research topics: Oncology and Cancer research, Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology.

Rank Ranking
#17 of 477 In China
#33 of 1,987 In Asia
#209 of 4,496 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 50 47
1992 22 15
1993 34 29
1994 59 72
1995 36 38
1996 127 256
1997 150 342
1998 179 408
1999 204 518
2000 235 760
2001 222 837
2002 269 874
2003 282 1614
2004 355 1267
2005 358 1435
2006 397 1437
2007 384 2125
2008 481 2191
2009 467 2407
2010 642 2804
2011 575 2904
2012 696 4156
2013 670 4478
2014 780 4189
2015 772 4834
2016 863 5750
2017 795 5656
2018 725 4333
2019 755 3227
2020 862 4516
2021 1027 7037
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Oncology and Cancer research 17 23 83
Pharmacology 14 24 104
Virology 7 15 108
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 12 20 141
Immunology 9 19 147
Molecular Biology 8 31 162
Nanotechnology 43 71 167
Biotechnology 13 37 194
Nutrition and Food Science 20 57 206
Genetics 15 33 243
Biochemistry 9 33 248
Microbiology 15 43 250
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 5 15 254
Toxicology 26 78 337
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 10 49 337
Animal Science 22 72 361
Biophysics 32 70 371
Evolutionary Biology 18 42 406
Botany 35 98 410
Neuroscience 18 58 414
Agricultural Science 49 117 469
Zoology 20 64 512
Entomology 53 128 649
Forestry 60 185 802
Horticulture 79 301 806

Computer Science

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 5th for Computer Science in China and 68th in the World with 13,258 publications made and 520,597 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Computer Networking, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 529 In China
#8 of 1,936 In Asia
#68 of 4,392 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 33 9
1992 16 5
1993 38 21
1994 52 70
1995 54 14
1996 78 158
1997 115 130
1998 142 219
1999 156 281
2000 177 316
2001 160 243
2002 200 329
2003 269 1059
2004 362 815
2005 395 1123
2006 407 909
2007 427 1132
2008 432 1568
2009 469 2163
2010 525 1968
2011 518 1891
2012 507 2322
2013 539 3284
2014 636 3986
2015 582 4751
2016 638 6602
2017 670 5255
2018 796 5382
2019 1037 5370
2020 1304 4483
2021 1442 6085

Engineering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 44th for Engineering in China and 185th in the World with 12,884 publications made and 369,293 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Computer Networking, Automation and Control engineering, Nanotechnology.

Rank Ranking
#44 of 511 In China
#72 of 2,117 In Asia
#185 of 4,624 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 49 25
1992 18 7
1993 47 43
1994 70 41
1995 74 102
1996 108 102
1997 178 128
1998 202 194
1999 170 199
2000 216 257
2001 221 355
2002 251 589
2003 315 1062
2004 343 751
2005 437 1101
2006 416 992
2007 385 862
2008 456 948
2009 518 1267
2010 498 1235
2011 530 1377
2012 550 1705
2013 583 2098
2014 593 2461
2015 599 2554
2016 630 2577
2017 741 3519
2018 742 3489
2019 765 3333
2020 846 2746
2021 1120 2593

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 2nd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in China and 150th in the World with 9,652 publications made and 331,181 citations received. Main research topics: Demography, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 524 In China
#5 of 1,903 In Asia
#150 of 5,073 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 27 46
1992 17 33
1993 20 24
1994 32 72
1995 41 29
1996 84 167
1997 99 210
1998 125 284
1999 106 314
2000 136 643
2001 119 355
2002 128 299
2003 191 583
2004 182 747
2005 217 684
2006 205 1092
2007 263 1343
2008 311 1367
2009 411 1885
2010 385 1160
2011 441 1241
2012 450 1436
2013 405 1098
2014 507 1673
2015 454 1590
2016 599 2127
2017 569 2807
2018 589 1552
2019 644 2063
2020 802 2960
2021 962 856

Chemistry

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 48th for Chemistry in China and 288th in the World with 8,578 publications made and 317,652 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry.

Rank Ranking
#48 of 466 In China
#88 of 2,014 In Asia
#288 of 4,317 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 43 21
1992 18 5
1993 37 31
1994 44 42
1995 51 34
1996 89 127
1997 164 360
1998 152 283
1999 158 255
2000 194 409
2001 173 386
2002 194 504
2003 243 780
2004 232 595
2005 269 593
2006 250 698
2007 241 616
2008 244 724
2009 259 1080
2010 304 919
2011 310 1300
2012 345 1369
2013 374 2064
2014 388 2092
2015 387 1966
2016 453 2332
2017 507 2914
2018 493 2969
2019 464 2673
2020 510 2104
2021 677 2145
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Pharmacy 14 36 152
Nanotechnology 43 71 167
Nutrition and Food Science 20 57 206
Chemical Engineering 68 119 233
Materials Science 54 103 248
Biochemistry 9 33 248
Inorganic Chemistry 52 112 300
Computational Chemistry 24 54 302
Organic Chemistry 45 115 394
Physical chemistry 44 100 411
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 31 93 416
Environmental Chemistry 55 117 464
Radiochemistry 118 296 562
Biochemical Engineering 61 146 613
Petrology and Geochemistry 58 270 950

Physics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 48th for Physics in China and 284th in the World with 8,348 publications made and 310,924 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Quantum and Particle physics, Condensed Matter Physics.

Rank Ranking
#48 of 459 In China
#84 of 1,879 In Asia
#284 of 4,082 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 31 17
1992 13 2
1993 23 23
1994 49 32
1995 37 26
1996 76 57
1997 126 109
1998 129 131
1999 126 99
2000 154 178
2001 145 163
2002 149 345
2003 187 488
2004 192 394
2005 250 393
2006 218 453
2007 230 433
2008 250 664
2009 235 763
2010 270 747
2011 271 1020
2012 309 1412
2013 321 1643
2014 356 2227
2015 403 3429
2016 476 4115
2017 561 5670
2018 594 4326
2019 584 4012
2020 607 3455
2021 758 2572
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Optical Engineering 25 47 150
Medical Physics 5 12 160
Nanotechnology 43 71 167
Acoustical Engineering 40 69 228
Materials Science 54 103 248
Quantum and Particle physics 15 39 262
Applied/Engineering Physics 42 76 266
Condensed Matter Physics 35 88 333
Atomic and Molecular physics 22 64 364
Biophysics 32 70 371
Theoretical Physics 24 85 397
Astrophysics and Astronomy 18 74 452
Nuclear Physics 24 99 474

Psychology

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 2nd for Psychology in China and 134th in the World with 6,307 publications made and 326,844 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Child Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, Education Majors.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 410 In China
#5 of 1,345 In Asia
#134 of 3,654 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 17 32
1992 9 22
1993 23 114
1994 11 32
1995 17 26
1996 79 274
1997 87 521
1998 99 351
1999 96 464
2000 92 287
2001 80 279
2002 110 599
2003 132 594
2004 174 1223
2005 185 882
2006 191 924
2007 243 1588
2008 223 1485
2009 276 1534
2010 295 1605
2011 282 1076
2012 301 1794
2013 257 1203
2014 324 1115
2015 303 1056
2016 387 1288
2017 388 1368
2018 290 774
2019 316 1044
2020 420 629
2021 499 623

Business

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 4th for Business in China and 102nd in the World with 4,970 publications made and 212,075 citations received. Main research topics: Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Marketing, International Business, Public Policy / Administration.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 499 In China
#6 of 1,599 In Asia
#102 of 4,001 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Business Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 15 11
1992 9 4
1993 18 53
1994 21 52
1995 25 35
1996 54 205
1997 53 182
1998 76 170
1999 77 251
2000 106 433
2001 110 450
2002 103 271
2003 146 431
2004 135 549
2005 140 531
2006 143 492
2007 161 869
2008 213 1191
2009 214 655
2010 258 2264
2011 238 1044
2012 233 1081
2013 220 731
2014 247 395
2015 234 532
2016 292 452
2017 258 508
2018 203 651
2019 245 309
2020 327 512
2021 336 392

Mathematics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 4th for Mathematics in China and 81st in the World with 4,587 publications made and 138,920 citations received. Main research topics: Blockchain and Cryptography, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Math Teachers.

Rank Ranking
#4 of 462 In China
#9 of 1,446 In Asia
#81 of 3,376 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 12
1992 12 5
1993 19 14
1994 19 17
1995 22 15
1996 52 127
1997 65 83
1998 89 243
1999 70 287
2000 95 243
2001 84 221
2002 94 203
2003 113 301
2004 131 710
2005 140 481
2006 134 303
2007 170 377
2008 166 665
2009 169 284
2010 169 431
2011 170 341
2012 196 600
2013 203 557
2014 215 595
2015 204 483
2016 253 616
2017 223 428
2018 231 580
2019 278 460
2020 316 502
2021 391 240
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Applied Mathematics 4 8 57
Blockchain and Cryptography 12 17 68
Math Teachers 2 11 74
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 1 4 83
Statistics 1 5 99
Actuarial Science 7 11 154
Operations Research 27 45 177

Economics

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 2nd for Economics in China and 85th in the World with 3,770 publications made and 121,603 citations received. Main research topics: Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Finance, Development Studies, Actuarial Science.

Rank Ranking
#2 of 421 In China
#4 of 1,160 In Asia
#85 of 3,039 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 12 33
1992 10 2
1993 8 9
1994 14 47
1995 12 22
1996 40 177
1997 39 90
1998 68 215
1999 65 178
2000 88 294
2001 69 133
2002 77 175
2003 92 227
2004 103 712
2005 89 408
2006 102 294
2007 129 446
2008 157 500
2009 141 216
2010 165 290
2011 197 804
2012 175 625
2013 168 401
2014 181 268
2015 177 248
2016 236 447
2017 203 359
2018 177 380
2019 203 219
2020 252 640
2021 265 147

Art & Design

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked 5th for Art & Design in China and 156th in the World with 1,400 publications made and 24,074 citations received. Main research topics: Multimedia, Computer Graphics, Creative Writing, Game Design and Development, UX/UI Desgin.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

Rank Ranking
#5 of 402 In China
#10 of 942 In Asia
#156 of 2,700 In the World

Chinese University of Hong Kong
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Publications Citations
1991 4 1
1992 3 1
1993 5 0
1994 7 13
1995 5 2
1996 6 11
1997 23 42
1998 23 43
1999 23 22
2000 21 9
2001 22 27
2002 32 27
2003 45 55
2004 30 35
2005 49 41
2006 47 31
2007 55 78
2008 53 164
2009 63 82
2010 63 65
2011 70 131
2012 50 91
2013 70 166
2014 79 181
2015 64 58
2016 85 109
2017 68 265
2018 68 121
2019 77 143
2020 79 148
2021 96 56
Speciality China rank Asia rank World rank
Photography 2 7 60
Animation 3 9 72
Computer Graphics 6 18 80
Entertainment Industry Business 1 3 89
Multimedia 2 10 92
Game Design and Development 5 12 98
Music 2 6 112
Singing and Vocal Performance 3 10 138
Cinematography 3 10 175
Architecture 20 34 196
UX/UI Desgin 9 26 199
Literature 12 19 218
Creative Writing 5 11 249
Interior Design 45 78 249
Graphic Design 14 36 287
Performing arts 3 10 313
Aesthetics 22 30 355
Fashion Design 9 29 429
Painting and Drawing 33 74 453
Sculpture 33 74 453
Illustration and Concept Art 37 81 514
Art History 4 19 656

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Speciality China Asia World Rank
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 18 37 203
Geography and Cartography 12 18 225
Environmental Management 49 98 454
Environmental Science 47 90 467
Oceanography 22 81 468
Hydrology and Water resources management 43 115 497
Ecology 30 71 630
Earth science and Geophysics 39 138 637
Geology 55 167 674