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HKU ranks 13th globally among all institutions this year by Clarivate with 55 designations, i.e., Including those awarded in multiple academic fields, of its academics listed under “Highly Cited Researchers 2023”.


HKU has 51 academics (figure updated by Clarivate) named this year, which marks the highest number of HKU scholars to be included on the list. The University's significant rise in ranking also contributes to Hong Kong's ascent into the list of top 10 regions and nations for 2023, according to Clarivate Analytics.


A total of 6,849 scholars from 67 countries and regions worldwide have been named Highly Cited Researchers in 2023. Including those awarded in multiple academic fields, the total number of designations this year reaches 7,125, with 3,793 specialising in distinct academic disciplines and 3,332 significantly impacting interdisciplinary research. Their scholarly works have been extensively cited by international peers, showcasing their considerable influence within the academic sphere.


This year, HKU has experienced a continued increase in the number of selected scholars, maintaining the highest representation among local universities. Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in Web of Science during 2012-2022.


The 51 Highly Cited Researchers of HKU as below (in alphabetical order):


Chemistry

Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science


Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science


Chemistry, Materials Science

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Computer Science

Professor and Associate Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Cross-Field

Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Dr Wan Mui CHAN

Research Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Director, AIDS Institute, The University of Hong Kong; Professor, Chair of Immunology and Immunotherapy, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor Vincent Chi-Chung CHENG

Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Emeritus Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor, Chair of Building Environment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Chair Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences


Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor Tak-Wah MAK

Honorary Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science, and Professor, Chair of Virology, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Chair Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Associate Vice-President, HKU; Professor in both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science


Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Scientific Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Faculty of Architecture


Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences


Environment and Ecology, Geosciences

Professor Zhu LIU

Professor, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences


Geosciences

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development), HKU; Chair Professor in both Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Science


Professor, Chair of Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science


Immunology

Mr Jian-Piao CAIResearch Officer, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Chair of Infectious Diseases, Ru Chien and Helen Lieh Professor in Health Sciences Pedagogy, Head of Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine


Honorary Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Immunology, Microbiology

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Clinical Professor and Chairperson, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases and Professor, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Immunology, Social Sciences

Professor, Chair of Epidemiology, and Head of Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Materials Science

Professor, Chair of Future Electronics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Microbiology

Professor, Chair of Public Health Virology and Head of Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Clinical Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Professor, Chair of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


Physics

Chair Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science


Interim Head and Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science; Chair Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering


President and Vice-Chancellor, HKU; Chair Professor in both Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science


Media enquiries

Communication and Public Affairs Office, HKU

Ms Melanie Wan (Tel: 2859 2600 / Email: melwkwan@hku.hk)

Ms Jaymee Ng (Tel: 3910 3612 / Email: ngjaymee@hku.hk)

Mr Kenneth Choi (Tel: 2859 2607 / Email: khkchoi@hku.hk)

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HKU achieves 13th global position with record 51 academics named Clarivate's Highly Cited Researchers 2023

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