11 January 2018
An article by Su Xinqi in the South China Morning Post(SCMP) reports that the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is no longer the university most favoured by local public opinion.The ranking is one of four produced by a website operated by the Hong Kong Institute of Technology in cooperation with the Public Opinion Programme of HKU.
The website suggests that public controversies,including the early retirement and departure for the University of Edinburgh of vice chancellor Peter Mathieson, are to be blame for HKU’s decline. The university does, however, remain in the lead in a ranking based on five indicators of quality
Four rankings are provided. The Education Network Ranking is based on admission results, application rates and allocations, research performance, student teacher ratio, and resources. HKU is first, followed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
The Comprehensive Ranking includes the above criteria plus the results of the opinion survey. The Chinese University is in first place followed by HKU and HKUST.
The Public Opinion Ranking, featured in the SCMP, has HKUST first followed by the Chinese University and HKU.
Professor Shen Zuyao of the Chinese University was voted best university president.
The complete comprehensive ranking is as follows (2016 position in brackets):
- Chinese University of Hong Kong (3)
- Hong Kong University (1)
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2)
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University (4)
- City University of Hong Kong (5)
- Hong Kong Baptist University (6)
- Hong Kong Education University (7)
- Lingnan University (8).