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26 Nov 2020

CUHK Computer Science Ranks No. 11 Worldwide and No. 1 in Hong Kong in U.S. News & World Report 2021

26 Nov 2020

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is ranked No. 11 worldwide and No. 1 in Hong Kong in Computer Science in the Best Global Universities Rankings recently announced by U.S. News & World Report 2021.

The Best Global Universities Ranking by U.S. News & World Report covers a total of 38 subject rankings and evaluated nearly 1,500 top universities across 86 countries using over 10 research performance indicators, namely number of publications and books, total number of citations, global and regional research reputation, and international collaboration. Across all the ranking indicators and weights, CUHK is listed No.11 globally and No.1 in Hong Kong with an outstanding score of 84 in Computer Science.

“We are very pleased with our latest global ranking as one of the best universities for computer science as it demonstrates that our research strength and impact are widely recognised and comparable with the world’s other top universities. The Faculty of Engineering’s excellent performance in both teaching and research is dependent on the support and collaborative efforts of our colleagues. We will persist in pushing technological boundaries, cultivating more outstanding talent, and maintaining our leading academic position as we go forward,” said Professor Martin D. F. Wong, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, CUHK.

Over the years, CUHK has achieved a number of significant scientific research breakthroughs in the field of computer science. Members of the Faculty of Engineering have demonstrated a proven track record of top-tier publications at internationally renowned academic conferences, and given a remarkable performance in the General Research Fund Programme and Early Career Scheme under the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. The Faculty is also committed to advancing applied research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, while fostering collaboration with world renowned universities and institutions like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Tsinghua University. In addition, a total of 11 faculty members were recently placed on the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List jointly released by Tsinghua-Chinese Academy of Engineering’s Joint Research Center for Knowledge and Intelligence, and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Tsinghua University. They are from different Engineering departments, including Computer Science and Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering, and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, earning international acclaim for their research excellence.