Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Rankings

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Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 11th in China, 251st in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 10 across 11 research topics. Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 95,863 academic publications and 2,105,738 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 50 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#251 of 14,131 In the World
#27 of 5,830 In Asia
#11 of 960 In China
#2 of 11 In Hong Kong
#1 of 1,368 For Architectural Engineering
#1 of 1,012 For Construction Management
#2 of 1,048 For Firefighting and Fire Science
#473 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#476 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top10 For 8 other topics

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Engineering rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 13th for Engineering in China and 92nd in the World with 63,364 publications made and 1,451,022 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications.

Engineering ranking Location
#13 of 558 In China
#25 of 2,776 In Asia
#92 of 6,555 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 104 101
1991 121 177
1992 155 201
1993 224 349
1994 248 422
1995 313 509
1996 345 701
1997 549 963
1998 632 1292
1999 757 1596
2000 972 2265
2001 1244 3021
2002 1447 3966
2003 1447 5199
2004 1622 7362
2005 1661 9320
2006 1959 12156
2007 1965 15425
2008 1882 19017
2009 2202 23668
2010 2225 28203
2011 2281 35382
2012 2239 41099
2013 2273 49380
2014 2293 56602
2015 2512 62388
2016 2615 68082
2017 3091 77724
2018 3490 91207
2019 3874 117754
2020 4331 151698
2021 5322 213685
2022 4931 223885

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Construction Management 1 1 1
Architectural Engineering 1 1 1
Firefighting and Fire Science 2 2 2
Operations Research 1 1 3
Engineering Management 1 1 4
Industrial Engineering 2 2 9
Product and Industrial Design 1 2 12
Technical Drawing 4 7 13
Transportation Engineering 5 5 13
Civil Engineering 3 5 15
Structural Engineering 6 8 23
Environmental Engineering 8 11 30
Automation and Control engineering 12 17 36
Automotive Engineering 16 18 37
Marine Engineering 14 20 37
Reliability and Quality Engineering 11 13 42
Renewable Energy Engineering 8 15 43
Mechanical Engineering 8 14 49
Human-Computer Interaction 4 9 67
Acoustical Engineering 8 17 71
Remote Sensing 13 14 71
Aviation 9 13 73
Nuclear Engineering 13 28 73
Electrical Engineering 16 27 74
Electronic Engineering 14 24 75
Systems Engineering 8 11 79
Computer Networking 18 29 89
Telecommunications 20 31 91
Materials Science 21 34 98
Aerospace Engineering 14 27 109
Metallurgical Engineering 26 43 111
Applied/Engineering Physics 25 40 115
Petroleum Engineering 22 42 119
Nanotechnology 37 60 120
Geotechnical Engineering 27 41 122
Optical Engineering 24 41 137
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 16 36 140
Chemical Engineering 46 70 141
Computer Engineering 24 44 144
Mining Engineering 40 65 162
Robotics 26 51 167
Biomedical Engineering 13 32 170
Architecture 23 32 171
Biochemical Engineering 40 92 399
Agricultural Engineering 49 145 404
Landscape Architecture 118 185 631
Biotechnology 61 202 684

Physics rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 21st for Physics in China and 137th in the World with 53,096 publications made and 1,229,365 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#21 of 553 In China
#38 of 2,752 In Asia
#137 of 6,484 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 86 102
1991 117 176
1992 144 206
1993 206 349
1994 230 429
1995 259 487
1996 294 642
1997 479 851
1998 527 1201
1999 660 1467
2000 854 2065
2001 1048 2699
2002 1232 3540
2003 1227 4832
2004 1308 6452
2005 1396 8205
2006 1597 10742
2007 1587 13401
2008 1542 16544
2009 1866 20087
2010 1823 23912
2011 1940 30275
2012 1890 34994
2013 1930 42104
2014 1909 48001
2015 2179 53665
2016 2236 58376
2017 2614 65693
2018 2978 77785
2019 3224 100089
2020 3516 127663
2021 4400 180025
2022 4065 189667

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Acoustical Engineering 8 17 71
Materials Science 21 34 98
Applied/Engineering Physics 25 40 115
Nanotechnology 37 60 120
Optical Engineering 24 41 137
Quantum and Particle physics 22 41 141
Astrophysics and Astronomy 21 45 244
Condensed Matter Physics 38 74 272
Astrobiology 27 49 309
Medical Physics 8 35 337
Nuclear Physics 40 97 445
Theoretical Physics 39 86 451
Atomic and Molecular physics 39 98 491
Biophysics 56 168 678

Computer Science rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 9th for Computer Science in China and 108th in the World with 48,412 publications made and 1,002,876 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Telecommunications, Computer Vision, Computer Networking.

Computer Science ranking Location
#9 of 559 In China
#18 of 2,768 In Asia
#108 of 6,597 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 47 68
1991 71 137
1992 106 141
1993 123 213
1994 159 268
1995 203 311
1996 247 476
1997 336 692
1998 455 873
1999 539 1182
2000 647 1646
2001 871 2150
2002 1034 2835
2003 1101 3938
2004 1173 5374
2005 1265 6948
2006 1467 9067
2007 1435 11106
2008 1489 14560
2009 1695 18245
2010 1811 21601
2011 1789 26541
2012 1743 31496
2013 1764 37390
2014 1767 43430
2015 1898 46328
2016 2128 49175
2017 2389 55827
2018 2581 63663
2019 3025 83773
2020 3362 107491
2021 4286 151573
2022 3875 150464

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Computer Science.

Environmental Science rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 7th for Environmental Science in China and 120th in the World with 42,743 publications made and 1,008,768 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Ecology, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#7 of 550 In China
#19 of 2,777 In Asia
#120 of 6,683 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 67 43
1991 64 90
1992 103 119
1993 139 192
1994 149 220
1995 189 316
1996 213 374
1997 311 525
1998 367 771
1999 454 895
2000 622 1322
2001 811 1805
2002 913 2463
2003 914 3145
2004 1037 4671
2005 1134 6007
2006 1228 8023
2007 1239 10111
2008 1225 12854
2009 1420 16065
2010 1419 18936
2011 1536 24566
2012 1476 28950
2013 1549 34953
2014 1593 40494
2015 1654 44534
2016 1833 47847
2017 2104 54898
2018 2362 62981
2019 2640 83489
2020 3156 110185
2021 3933 160256
2022 3496 165824

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 4th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in China and 152nd in the World with 42,316 publications made and 928,027 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Philosophy, History, Archaeology.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#4 of 559 In China
#10 of 2,813 In Asia
#152 of 6,939 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 43 48
1991 64 89
1992 77 94
1993 102 140
1994 141 219
1995 179 252
1996 178 384
1997 293 564
1998 374 693
1999 415 899
2000 545 1299
2001 740 1827
2002 803 2438
2003 808 3149
2004 937 4529
2005 1024 5792
2006 1137 7759
2007 1112 9771
2008 1190 12617
2009 1373 15643
2010 1547 19210
2011 1642 23946
2012 1583 28374
2013 1527 33444
2014 1654 39721
2015 1702 43038
2016 1950 44196
2017 2203 49801
2018 2279 56316
2019 2600 74714
2020 3187 99237
2021 4039 142843
2022 3481 142020

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Chemistry rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 28th for Chemistry in China and 253rd in the World with 41,579 publications made and 1,035,436 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry ranking Location
#28 of 546 In China
#54 of 2,710 In Asia
#253 of 6,327 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 65 78
1991 89 128
1992 101 156
1993 157 269
1994 160 321
1995 195 368
1996 220 471
1997 378 688
1998 387 961
1999 518 1203
2000 653 1701
2001 802 2215
2002 953 2973
2003 923 3992
2004 998 5420
2005 1062 7000
2006 1185 8892
2007 1264 11505
2008 1148 14174
2009 1357 16960
2010 1408 20386
2011 1528 26077
2012 1424 29870
2013 1485 35523
2014 1529 40228
2015 1686 45594
2016 1788 49966
2017 2012 56358
2018 2383 66402
2019 2562 85534
2020 2934 110308
2021 3547 157876
2022 3289 172201

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Materials Science 21 34 98
Nanotechnology 37 60 120
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 16 36 140
Chemical Engineering 46 70 141
Environmental Chemistry 27 42 146
Physical chemistry 37 60 149
Petrology and Geochemistry 19 35 208
Organic Chemistry 34 61 237
Inorganic Chemistry 46 85 242
Radiochemistry 62 139 277
Pharmacy 36 92 339
Nutrition and Food Science 42 114 381
Computational Chemistry 45 80 383
Biochemical Engineering 40 92 399
Biochemistry 51 124 482

Biology rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 34th for Biology in China and 368th in the World with 37,637 publications made and 938,368 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#34 of 548 In China
#72 of 2,784 In Asia
#368 of 6,663 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 47 56
1991 60 86
1992 84 124
1993 117 191
1994 123 219
1995 140 259
1996 168 349
1997 247 546
1998 298 699
1999 374 885
2000 497 1358
2001 626 1790
2002 769 2496
2003 744 3427
2004 822 4659
2005 917 5969
2006 969 7720
2007 1045 10233
2008 970 12920
2009 1185 15547
2010 1238 18660
2011 1398 23929
2012 1240 28107
2013 1357 33783
2014 1436 38389
2015 1529 42085
2016 1587 46122
2017 1893 51565
2018 2042 58911
2019 2431 78185
2020 2979 103794
2021 3607 151428
2022 3361 161105

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Nanotechnology 37 60 120
Paleontology 27 49 304
Astrobiology 27 49 309
Neuroscience 11 42 326
Agricultural Science 50 97 371
Nutrition and Food Science 42 114 381
Evolutionary Biology 28 54 381
Botany 35 76 394
Horticulture 44 124 436
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 35 449
Biochemistry 51 124 482
Virology 37 119 519
Microbiology 40 140 568
Toxicology 49 163 592
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 62 134 605
Genetics 57 168 612
Pharmacology 64 203 641
Biophysics 56 168 678
Biotechnology 61 202 684
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 50 156 692
Oncology and Cancer research 73 242 692
Forestry 53 176 735
Zoology 59 169 808
Immunology 76 279 870
Animal Science 58 235 891
Molecular Biology 105 293 895

Business rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 2nd for Business in China and 34th in the World with 26,679 publications made and 632,151 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Marketing, Finance, Hospitality and Hotel Management, Advertising.

Business ranking Location
#2 of 554 In China
#3 of 2,509 In Asia
#34 of 6,002 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 21 19
1991 33 47
1992 51 61
1993 79 119
1994 100 148
1995 118 204
1996 137 254
1997 197 367
1998 251 473
1999 343 618
2000 391 935
2001 520 1317
2002 564 1734
2003 611 2301
2004 661 3286
2005 676 4132
2006 783 5456
2007 798 6935
2008 867 9125
2009 1004 11397
2010 1005 13922
2011 1046 17297
2012 1048 20338
2013 1051 24186
2014 1026 28240
2015 1051 30532
2016 1198 30342
2017 1288 34199
2018 1402 37115
2019 1531 47831
2020 1788 61294
2021 2364 90000
2022 1909 85162

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Business.

Mathematics rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 8th for Mathematics in China and 109th in the World with 25,352 publications made and 555,991 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Operations Research, Blockchain and Cryptography, Applied Mathematics.

Mathematics ranking Location
#8 of 549 In China
#15 of 2,612 In Asia
#109 of 6,132 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 29 36
1991 40 71
1992 49 83
1993 71 112
1994 83 164
1995 115 183
1996 126 293
1997 143 340
1998 228 437
1999 245 606
2000 328 793
2001 424 1090
2002 478 1482
2003 496 1884
2004 585 2701
2005 620 3648
2006 673 4721
2007 724 6021
2008 758 7879
2009 821 9927
2010 901 11646
2011 945 14352
2012 961 17093
2013 891 20251
2014 903 23757
2015 1003 25275
2016 1095 26579
2017 1356 29789
2018 1338 33479
2019 1630 44137
2020 1839 57229
2021 2524 85827
2022 2112 84539

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Operations Research 1 1 3
Actuarial Science 1 1 66
Math Teachers 3 8 102
Blockchain and Cryptography 20 30 107
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 9 115
Statistics 8 16 127
Applied Mathematics 23 33 146

Medicine rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 20th for Medicine in China and 396th in the World with 24,640 publications made and 486,435 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology.

Medicine ranking Location
#20 of 542 In China
#68 of 2,743 In Asia
#396 of 6,552 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 29 31
1991 37 54
1992 40 84
1993 66 109
1994 71 145
1995 92 153
1996 97 197
1997 145 299
1998 190 401
1999 232 525
2000 305 774
2001 372 998
2002 465 1509
2003 472 1939
2004 526 2513
2005 571 3269
2006 619 4074
2007 692 5482
2008 618 6918
2009 787 8233
2010 875 9975
2011 921 12489
2012 853 14697
2013 847 17212
2014 981 19914
2015 1038 21893
2016 1065 23353
2017 1258 26191
2018 1267 29289
2019 1485 37332
2020 1976 53393
2021 2533 80567
2022 2277 86554

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Optometry 2 4 24
Occupational Therapy 1 2 32
Social Work 1 3 32
Sports Medicine 1 3 60
Sonography and Ultrasound 5 11 82
Physical Therapy 2 4 97
Ophthalmology 6 23 129
Biomedical Engineering 13 32 170
Nursing 3 7 208
Health Science 5 9 212
Gerontology 2 9 223
Healthcare Management (MHA) 4 12 224
Clinical Psychology 2 11 264
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 4 18 273
Anatomy and Physiology 12 47 298
Sports / Exercise science 4 15 304
Medical Physics 8 35 337
Pharmacy 36 92 339
Public Health 12 35 358
Audiology 8 42 362
Pathology 22 79 396
Psychiatry 15 60 403
Orthodontics 20 94 403
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 20 98 405
Surgery 17 98 408
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 7 35 449
Virology 37 119 519
Anesthesiology 22 140 522
Family medicine 15 86 530
Epidemiology 27 104 533
Radiation Therapy 44 171 542
Toxicology 49 163 592
Respiratory Therapy 26 149 619
Pharmacology 64 203 641
Dentistry 29 179 683
Oncology and Cancer research 73 242 692
Critical Care Nursing 32 165 738
Cardiology 43 216 738
Neurosurgery 40 259 742
Cosmetology 40 267 752
Veterinary 62 291 863
Immunology 76 279 870
Pediatrics 30 248 883
Urology 81 342 975
Dermatology 65 383 1080
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 41 344 1329
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 137 543 1371

Psychology rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 8th for Psychology in China and 193rd in the World with 21,435 publications made and 486,745 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Social Psychology, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#8 of 547 In China
#19 of 2,647 In Asia
#193 of 6,353 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 17 30
1991 25 57
1992 30 60
1993 42 72
1994 57 104
1995 78 117
1996 77 201
1997 113 262
1998 151 340
1999 144 439
2000 214 600
2001 280 867
2002 371 1147
2003 386 1587
2004 398 2166
2005 455 2852
2006 518 3713
2007 539 4874
2008 495 6143
2009 656 7671
2010 767 9318
2011 777 11442
2012 792 14161
2013 764 16849
2014 882 19963
2015 887 21668
2016 1080 23450
2017 1213 26368
2018 1199 29789
2019 1408 39326
2020 1681 51213
2021 2198 73795
2022 1976 73099

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Occupational Therapy 1 2 32
Social Work 1 3 32
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 2 5 64
Cognitive Science 7 12 85
Education Majors 3 5 115
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 8 138
Social Psychology 3 11 168
Child Psychology 2 10 223
Special Education 3 10 249
Clinical Psychology 2 11 264
Neuroscience 11 42 326
Psychiatry 15 60 403
Sexology 3 18 517

Economics rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 3rd for Economics in China and 95th in the World with 13,701 publications made and 281,600 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Environmental Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#3 of 540 In China
#7 of 2,385 In Asia
#95 of 5,789 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 15 11
1991 18 25
1992 25 35
1993 40 60
1994 44 69
1995 54 81
1996 65 131
1997 83 149
1998 108 224
1999 141 277
2000 168 409
2001 227 601
2002 253 830
2003 266 1015
2004 288 1467
2005 314 1973
2006 349 2539
2007 357 3234
2008 397 4143
2009 484 5329
2010 502 6474
2011 556 8285
2012 550 9735
2013 497 11539
2014 553 13617
2015 570 14470
2016 610 14020
2017 741 16349
2018 734 17846
2019 830 23007
2020 1009 31025
2021 1349 46810
2022 1093 45038

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Economics.

Art & Design rankings

Hong Kong Polytechnic University ranked 6th for Art & Design in China and 140th in the World with 7,761 publications made and 118,924 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Computer Graphics, Multimedia.

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

Art & Design ranking Location
#6 of 546 In China
#13 of 2,183 In Asia
#140 of 5,426 In the World

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 3 7
1991 15 21
1992 15 16
1993 21 36
1994 21 26
1995 25 39
1996 29 79
1997 52 81
1998 70 110
1999 72 173
2000 110 220
2001 133 310
2002 142 353
2003 153 511
2004 180 682
2005 170 893
2006 197 1084
2007 202 1543
2008 231 1887
2009 259 2362
2010 267 2878
2011 332 3611
2012 304 4250
2013 283 5180
2014 335 6262
2015 311 6506
2016 393 7124
2017 427 7772
2018 423 8795
2019 470 11620
2020 570 15382
2021 650 21388
2022 630 21350

The following table provides academic rankings for Hong Kong Polytechnic University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield China ranking Asia ranking World rank
Graphic Design 4 5 43
Multimedia 4 7 64
Animation 10 20 70
Photography 2 6 73
Game Design and Development 6 12 102
Fashion Design 5 12 121
Computer Graphics 19 36 152
Aesthetics 5 13 170
Architecture 23 32 171
UX/UI Desgin 14 27 178
Literature 7 16 207
Entertainment Industry Business 6 14 238
Interior Design 34 52 239
Creative Writing 9 16 352
Music 16 42 354
Painting and Drawing 31 58 368
Sculpture 31 58 368
Illustration and Concept Art 30 57 372
Performing arts 19 40 406
Art History 6 17 410
Cinematography 13 34 527
Landscape Architecture 118 185 631
Singing and Vocal Performance 60 135 667