The University of Hong Kong beat the National University of Singapore to take the No. 2 spot in the QS World University Rankings in Asia for 2024. This is HKU’s highest placement in the rankings in the past four years. Three other SAR-based varsities are in the top 20 for 2024: Chinese University of Hong Kong (No. 10), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (No. 15), and City University of Hong Kong (No. 17).

The No. 1 university in Asia for 2024 is Peking University, which held on to the top position it secured in the previous edition of the rankings. According to the QS list, the University of Hong Kong is also the 26th best tertiary institution in the world for its “world class curriculum” and “99.4% graduate employment rate”.

University of Hong Kong24
Chinese University of Hong Kong1012
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology1514
City University of Hong Kong1723
Hong Kong Polytechnic University2326
Hong Kong Baptist University6468
Lingnan University, Hong Kong167152
Hong Kong Shue Yan University351-400351-400
QS World University Rankings: Asia 2024

In addition, Hong Kong Shue Yan University found a place among the 351-400 rankings and Hang Seng University of Hong Kong was included in the 601-650 section. Hong Kong Metropolitan University made its first appearance in the list among the varsities that ranked in the 701-750 spots.

Earlier this year, five Hong Kong universities appeared among the world’s top 100 higher education institutions in QS World University Rankings for 2024. Hong Kong placed 12th in the QS Best Student Cities 2023 rankings, going up three spots from the previous year.

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Britain-based education information firm, Quacquarelli Symonds — which runs the survey of 1,500 tertiary institutes from around the world — has been compiling university rankings for 20 years. The firm uses 11 indicators to create its annual lists, including academic reputation, employer reputation and faculty/student ratio, as well as newly added criteria such as international research network, sustainability, and employment outcomes.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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