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    Hong Kong Baptist University: Global, National, and Subject-wise Rankings 2020-2021

    Kowloon Tong, Hong KongLocation
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    Estd 1956established year
    10598enrollment
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    The Hong Kong Baptist University, normally abbreviated as HKBU, offers a wide range of undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs, and research programs.

    8,000+ students get enrolled each year in various courses of their choice. English is the medium of formal instruction and classroom teaching, except for courses that have been granted an exemption. Tuition fees are relatively inexpensive by international standards. Scholarships to international students are for academically outstanding students. The QS Top Universities ranked the university 264th in QS World Rankings for 2021. It is also placed 607th by the US News and 351–400th by The Times Higher Education in their global lists.

    Hong Kong Baptist University Ranking Highlights

    • Ranked 264th in QS Global World Ranking 2021
    • Ranked 607th in Best Global Universities Rankings 2021 by US News
    • Ranked 351–400th in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2021
    • Ranked 58h in Asian Universities Rankings 2021 by QS Top Universities
    • Ranked 6th in Best Global Universities in Hong Kong by US News for 2021
    • Ranked 118th in Best Global Universities in Aisa by US News for 2021

    Hong Kong Baptist University Global Ranking

    Ranking Criteria by QS Top University includes factors like academic reputation, employer reputation, citations, international faculty, and international students. International outlook has credited highly in giving university reputable rankings. Hong Kong Baptist University is highly ranked in the QS list majorly due to its international faculty and international students ranking points. It stood 264th in the latest 2021 rankings and has secured 261st, 277th, and 299th spots in the years 2020, 2019, and 2018 respectively. The trends have been the same on QS’s charts as for the past 10 years the university rankings have dabbled in between 260-280th spots.

    Most of the subjects are ranked in between 50th to 200th place in the world. It also highly acclaimed for subjects in architecture, communication, and media studies. Top infrastructure faculties attract attention too, as HKBU has created an internationalized campus environment.

    Notably, QS has given the university the highest rankings, in comparison with other ranking agencies. The rankings have continuously been in the mid and lower 200s for the past 10 years. Summarized ranking data by the QS Top Universities for Hong Kong Baptist University is-

    Year QS World University Ranking
    2021 264
    2020 261
    2019 277
    2018 299
    2017 278
    2016 281
    2015 318

    The ranking analysis by The Times Higher Education has given the university 351–400th spot in their 2021 list. The research faculty’s top qualified and good international students and faculty have contributed largely in giving the university a fair spot in the rankings. It is also among 101th to 200th rank in Impact Rankings 2020 and the top ten universities in Hong Kong, globally as well.

    Hong Kong Baptist University National Ranking

    The US News’ Best Global Universities in Hong Kong placed the Hong Kong Baptist University at the 6th spot. The US News evaluated institutions based on their research performance and ratings by members of the academic community around the globe and within Asia.

    The QS has also ranked it among the top ten in Hong Kong. It also among the top Universities in Aisa. The QS gave it 58th position in its Asian University Rankings 2021 while the US News placed it at the 118th position in the Best Global Universities in Asia, competing with the top universities globally, located in Hong Kong.

    Given below are the universities with their rankings as evaluated by the US News-

    Rankings by US News University
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 1
    Best Global Universities - 83
    The University of Hong Kong
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 2
    Best Global Universities - 95
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 3
    Best Global Universities - 109
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 4
    Best Global Universities - 162
    City University Hong Kong
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 5
    Best Global Universities - 170
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 6
    Best Global Universities - 607
    Hong Kong Baptist University
    Best Universities in Hong Kong - 7
    Best Global Universities - 912
    The Education University of Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Baptist University Subject-wise Ranking

    Most of the subjects taught at the institution are ranked mainly between 50 and 200th positions globally. Communications and Media Studies is the highest-ranked subject by QS Rankings, having a position 50-100th. Geography, Sociology, and Philosophy are ranked 151-200th. Chemistry, Physics, Math, other Engineering subjects have secured ranks above 300 but within 500. Other business-related subjects are also ranked reputedly.

    The US News has ranked selective subjects only. Mathematics having the highest global ranking of 154, followed by Computer Science at 289th and Chemistry at 318th places. Global research reputation, Regional research reputation, Publications, Normalized citation impact, Total citations, Number of publications are some of the factors included in the ranking methodology by the US News. Thus, notable subject-wise rankings given by US New are-

    Subject US News Global Ranking
    Chemistry 318th
    Mathematics 134th
    Computer Science 289th
    Social Sciences and Public Health 335th
    Environment/Ecology 470th

    Hong Kong Baptist University Miscellaneous Rankings

    Other miscellaneous rankings for Hong Kong Baptist University are the following-

    • Ranked 92nd in the Young University Rankings 2020 by The Times Higher Education
    • Ranked 301-500th in the world for Graduate Employability Rankings given by QS Top Universities
    • Ranked 101-200th in the Impact Rankings 2020 by The Times Higher Education

    Hong Kong Baptist University is among the top ten institutes in Hong Kong and the top in the world for research studies. It also among the 100 and 200 in Aisa globally. Lavish facilities, top international faculties, economic fee, and decent international outlook have contributed mainly to giving the institution respected rankings. It is still an emerging player in the departments of engineering and sciences.

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