HKU achieves encouraging results in Research Assessment Exercise 2020

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to receive encouraging results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 announced today (May 24) by the University Grants Committee (UGC) in which 75% of the research done by HKU’s 945 eligible staff (the largest number among all institutions) is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

HKU has the highest proportion of research scoring 4 stars, i.e. of world-leading quality, by Panel and by Unit of Assessment. Out of a total of 13 broad panel areas assessed, HKU is rated the best in 6 areas, namely Biology, Health Sciences, Computer Science/Information Technology, Law, Humanities, and Education. Of the 37 disciplines (Unit of Assessment) in which HKU was assessed, HKU has the highest percentage of 4 stars ratings in 18 of them.

HKU President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Xiang Zhang thanked University members for their commitment and hard work. He said: “The University will continue to strive for excellence in its research endeavours in the coming years. The RAE results will help inform our overall strategic planning and also provide a framework to help guide the research of each of our disciplines towards creating a positive impact on society.”

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