No. 6 in the world again - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 MoreClose
In the most recent QS subject rankings, the Faculty of Education at HKU has been ranked number 6 among Schools of Education around the world. This is the second year that our Faculty has achieved this level, the Faculty’s highest ranking to date. The five universities above HKU for Education in this year’s exercise are: 1) University College London, 2) Harvard University, 3) Stanford University, 4) the University of Cambridge, and 5) the University of Oxford.
QS uses four criteria for its ranking system – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Citations per paper, and H-index, which is a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scholar. The relative weightings of these criteria vary slightly from discipline to discipline. For Education, the weightings are 50% Academic Reputation, 10% Employer Reputation, 20% Citations, and 20% H-index. They reflect what our academic peers and employers think of us, and they also reflect colleagues’ achievements in research (citations and impact). Our Faculty scored very strongly on all four criteria, endorsing colleagues’ sterling efforts over the past year; not only in research but also in teaching and community engagement.
For the full set of rankings for Education, please refer to http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2016/education-training.