Hong Kong came third in World education rankings for best in undergraduate studies and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) takes the no.1 rank in Asia with an overall score of 100 and 99.8 Asian Academic Reputation Score.
HKUST is a public university established in 1991 under Hong Kong Law Chapter 1141, being one of the nine universities in Hong Kong.
It consists of five Schools which are Schools of Business & Management, Sciences, Humanities & Social Science, Engineering, and the HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.
The city was on Tuesday named the third best city in the world in terms of overall returns from overseas undergraduate education in a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit, an arm of The Economist Group, and sponsored by the Bank of Communications.
The study measured more than just raw educational quality; it also considered returns on financial investments, education costs, the availability of work experience opportunities and the accessibility of visas, as well as the social and cultural experience a city offers.
Hong Kong ranked below only Montreal and London in the “Sea Turtle Index”, an index that benchmarks 80 cities worldwide on the potential returns that can be gained from overseas undergraduate education in each city.
On April 11, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (London) were released. Four Hong Kong universities were ranked among the top 20 in Asia and two were ranked in the top 10 (University of Hong Kong, 3rd and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 9th). The University of Hong Kong was ranked number 35 globally.