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The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the world’s best university for the study of dentistry, according to the annual QS World University Rankings, which compare institutions across 46 subjects. It’s the second consecutive year that HKU has placed first in the subject.
HKU also had 37 subjects place in the Top 100 – more than any other university in the city.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University made the top 10 for two subjects: hospitality and leisure management (third) and engineering – civil and structural (10th).
The most top places were taken by two universities in the United States – Harvard (first in 15 subject areas), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (12 number 1 spots)
Other Hong Kong universities that ranked high included The Education University of Hong Kong (formerly called The Hong Kong Institute of Education), which placed 13th globally for education, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which rose six places to rank 20th for communication and media studies.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology climbed two places to 17th for accounting and finance.
HKU is the best university in Hong Kong for the study of mathematics (28th globally), medicine (34th), and law (18th).
In total, universities in the city achieved 76 top 50 positions – two more than last year’s rankings.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranked in the top 100 for 30 subjects, while the City University of Hong Kong placed in the top 100 for 18 subjects.
Now in its sixth year, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to study in a range of popular subject areas. QS ranks universities worldwide based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations, with weightings tailored to each subject.
This year’s rankings included three new subjects: anatomy and physiology; sports-related subjects; and theology, divinity and religious studies.