HKU Arts and Humanities rises to 13th in the QS University Subject Rankings 2017

8 March 2017 (Wednesday)

HKU Arts and Humanities rises to 13th in the QS University
Subject Rankings 2017

HKU’s overall ranking in the Arts & Humanities has jumped from 19th in 2016 to 13th in the latest QS University Subject Rankings released on March 8, 2017. While university rankings and league tables vary widely because they each employ different criteria and methodologies, the Faculty of Arts’ presence amongst the best institutions in the world in these subjects is evidence of its exceptional record in teaching and research.

"We are delighted that our efforts to build the strongest research and teaching Faculty in the Arts and Humanities in Asia are being recognized. Our strength in Asia will increasingly capture the world's attention," said Professor Derek Collins, Dean of Arts, speaking upon the release of the 2017 subject rankings.

In addition to 13th in the overall rankings for the Arts and Humanities, HKU made the global top 20 in two subjects: Linguistics and Modern Languages. Linguistics was ranked 10th in this annual survey of the top universities worldwide, the third consecutive year that it has been in the global top 10. Modern Languages was ranked 13th, up from 15th in 2016. English Language & Literature, was ranked 27th.

The Faculty has several new initiatives underway aimed at further strengthening its position as one of the world’s foremost universities, including the establishment of the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, an innovative scheme that invests in outstanding, early-career researchers. The Faculty, in collaboration with the University Museum and Art Gallery, was recently awarded HKD1.1 million by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand programmes in museum and conservation studies.

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2017年QS世界大學學科排名 香港大學文學及人文學科躍升全球第13位

香港大學 (港大) 文學及人文學科於2017年3月8日最新發表的 QS 世界大學學科排名中,由去年全球第19位攀升至第13位。儘管各個大學排名的標準和量度方法有異,此排名結果証明了港大文學及人文學科教學和研究的卓越質素,並確立港大文學院躋身世界一流學府的重要地位。



港大文學院未來有一系列發展計畫,以鞏固其世界頂尖的學科地位,包括成立人文學科研究員協會,以發掘和支持傑出年輕研究人員。文學院早前更獲得Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 110萬港元撥款,將會聯同香港大學美術博物館擴展博物館和保育研究課程。


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