Dean's Message
Fall 2015 No.27
Rankings Reinforce Global Recognition
2015 proved a notable year for HKUST’s global engineering standing, with highly positive worldwide rankings in a variety of renowned surveys. In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology 2015-16, the University was placed at No.16, the highest position for any local university since this subject ranking was established in 2010. HKUST has achieved the No.1 spot in Greater China in this league table for five consecutive years. The rankings were based on five criteria: teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income. 
Meanwhile, in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty 2015 – Engineering and Technology, HKUST was ranked No.14, rising one place from the previous year to reach an all-time high. The University also retained its No.1 position in Hong Kong in this category for the sixth year in a row. Rankings indicators included academic reputation, student- to-faculty ratio, employer reputation, international faculty ratio, citations per faculty, and international student ratio. 
In the Global Employability University Ranking 2015, HKUST continued to shine, being ranked at No.14, its highest place yet. It also marked the third year straight that the University had been ranked No.1 in Greater China. The ranking was based on the views of over 4,500 recruiters from major companies in 21 countries on the ideal attributes for graduates and universities, and the institutions they thought produced the best performers. The survey was organized by Emerging, a French human resources consulting agency, and executed by Trendence, a German market research firm.