Higher education in Hong Kong

Admission

Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) is a scheme and the main route of application designed to assist students with Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) results to apply for admission to the universities in Hong Kong.

Institutes

According to the Education Bureau, Hong Kong has 20 degree-awarding higher education institutions,[2] including:

UGC funded universities

Below universities funded under the University Grants Committee (UGC):

Self-financing institutions

Statutory university

Approved post secondary colleges

Approved post secondary colleges are educational institutes registered under the Post Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap. 320). This kind of colleges are allowed to give out academic awards at bachelor's degree level or above as well as to include the Chinese words ″學院″ or ″大學″, or the English word ″University″ in the registration name with prior approval from the Chief Executive-in-Council.

The publicly funded institution

Statutory institution

Ranking

QS World University Rankings
Institution2010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/18
The University of Hong Kong2322232628302726
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology4040333440283630
The Chinese University of Hong Kong4237403946514446
City University of Hong Kong12911095104108575549
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University16617715916116211611195
Hong Kong Baptist University342243271288318281278299
Lingnan University, Hong KongN/AN/AN/A551-600601-650601-650601-650551-600
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Institution2010/112011/122012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/18
The University of Hong Kong2134354343444340
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology4162655751594944
The Chinese University of Hong KongN/A1511241091291387658
City University of Hong KongN/A193182201-225192201-250119119
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University149251-275251-275251-275201-225201-250192182
Hong Kong Baptist University111276-300301-350301-350301-350351-400351-400401-500
QS University Rankings: Asia
Institution2009201020112012201320142015201620182019
The University of Hong Kong1123232252
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology4211155437
The Chinese University of Hong Kong24557668109
City University of Hong Kong18151512121197821
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University38303026252727292731
Hong Kong Baptist University73454948434551646465
Lingnan University, Hong Kong>200191-200151-160121115128142109100123
QS World University Rankings by Subject
Institution2016 (Top 20)2017 (Top 100)2018 (Top 20)2018 Best subject of this instituteThe highest ranking of this subject in Hong Kong (2018)
The University of Hong Kong2937101st:DentistryThe University of Hong Kong (1st)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong1730120th:Communication & Media StudiesThe Chinese University of Hong Kong (20th)
City University of Hong Kong718026th:LinguisticsThe University of Hong Kong (11th)
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology1216414th:Computer Science & Information SystemsThe Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (14th)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University81633rd:Hospitality & Leisure ManagementThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University (3rd)
Hong Kong Baptist University02051-100th: Communication & Media StudiesThe Chinese University of Hong Kong (20th)
The Education University of Hong Kong1119th:Education & TrainingThe University of Hong Kong (7th)
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts01050-100th:Performing ArtsThe University of Hong Kong (44th)

Notes:

  • UGC is the abbreviation of University Grants Committee.
  • HKCAAVQ is the abbreviation of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (formerly HKCAA).
  • Programme Area Accreditation means the programme operator can operate specific programmes at designated subject areas and academic levels during specific period, granted and reviewed by HKCAAVQ. Prior notice and individual accreditation to HKCAAVQ are not required.
  • Honour diploma (academically equivalent to higher diploma and associate degree in Hong Kong, and equivalent to bachelor's degree in some countries) was an academic award issued by colleges or institutes before they were granted full university status, such as HKBU, LU and SYU. It is no longer awarded.

See also

References

Further reading

  • French, N.J., (1999). The Reform of Higher Education in Hong Kong. In C.B. Teather (ed) Higher Education in a Post-binary Era: National Reforms and Institutional Responses (pp. 158–180) London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 1999.
  • Mok, K.H. (2001). Academic Capitalisation in the New Millennium: The Marketisation and Corporatisation of Higher Education in Hong Kong. Policy & Politics, 29(3), 299–315
  • Postiglione, G.A. (2002). The Transformation of Academic Autonomy in Hong Kong. In M.K. Chan and A.Y. So (eds.) Crisis and Transformation in China’s Hong Kong (pp. 307–321). London : M.E. Sharpe.
  • Shive, G. (1992). Educational Expansion and the Labour Force. In G.A. Postiglione (ed) Education and Society in Hong Kong: Toward One Country and Two Systems (pp. 215–234). Hong Kong: HKU Press.
  • Sutherland, S. (2002). Higher Education in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Research Grant Council.
  • Tang, H.H. (2010). "Higher Education Governance and Academic Entrepreneurialism in East Asia: The Two Episodes of Hong Kong and Macau". Research Studies in Education 8: 106–124. (ISBN 978-988-19820-1-8).
  • University Grants Committee. (1996). Higher Education in Hong Kong: A Report by the Universities Grants Committee. Hong Kong: Government Printer.
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