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FIRST FOREMOST - The University of Hong Kong

FIRST

A N D

FOREMOST

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG


We admit the BEST STUDENTS

Indicator


2008 Data

HKU Performance (Conversion of Hong Kong Advanced

Level Examination grades into scores


香 港 高 級 程 度 會 考 成 績 換 算 :

A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, Others 其 他 =0)

Source


Number of JUPAS applicants admitted Highest number of any UGCfunded

institution


number of HK students with 4 to 6 ‘A’s)

6 ‘A’s: 1 (50%)

HKALE Results

JUPAS

with 4 to 6 ‘A’s in HKALE (% of total

5 ‘A’s: 7 (64%)

46A


4 ‘A’s: 35 (54%)

46A

Average score in Use of English


Best score of any UGC-funded 2.72

institution


JUPAS



Average score in 2 Advanced Level

(AL) and 1 Advanced Supplementary

Level (AS) subjects

Best score of any UGC-funded 3.56

institution




Average score in 3 AL subjects

Best score of any UGC-funded 3.31


institution


Average combined score in Use

of English, Chinese Language and

Culture, 2 AL and 1 AS subjects

Best score of any UGC-funded 3.32

institution





Average combined score in Use

of English, Chinese Language and

Culture, and 3 AL subjects

Best score of any UGC-funded 3.17

institution




Percentage of students admitted with Highest percentage of any 44%

Grade A in Use of English

UGC-funded institution


A

Percentage of students admitted with Highest percentage of any 45%

Grade A in 2 AL and 1 AS subjects UGC-funded institution



A

Percentage of students admitted with Highest percentage of any 47%

Grade A in 3 AL subjects

UGC-funded institution


A


Percentage of students admitted

with a combined average of Grade A

in Use of English, Chinese Language

and Culture, 2 AL and 1 AS subjects

Highest percentage of any 54%

UGC-funded institution





JUPAS



JUPAS



JUPAS



JUPAS



JUPAS



JUPAS



JUPAS



JUPAS


Indicator


2008 Data

HKU Performance (Conversion of Hong Kong Advanced

Level Examination grades into scores


香 港 高 級 程 度 會 考 成 績 換 算 :

A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, Others 其 他 =0)

Source


Percentage of students admitted with

a combined average of Grade A in

Use of English, Chinese Language and

Culture, and 3 AL subjects

Highest percentage of any 53%

UGC-funded institution




JUPAS



Number of Early Admissions Scheme

for Secondary Six Students (EAS)

applicants placing HKU programmes

Largest number of any

participating UGC-funded

institution

193

(46% of all eligible

applicants)

JUPAS



as their first choice



46%


EAS



Number of EAS applicants admitted

with 8 to 10 ‘A’s in HKCE (% of total

Largest number of any

participating UGC-funded

HKCE Results


number of HK students with 8 to 10 ‘A’s) institution

10 ‘A’s: 5 (56%)


EAS

9 ‘A’s: 21 (51%)

810A


810A

8 ‘A’s: 43 (57%)

JUPAS



We deliver QUALITY TEACHING

Indicator


HKU Performance


Data


Source


Scores in Common English Highest scores of any UGC-funded institution

Proficiency Assessment

Scheme (CEPAS)


CEPAS

6.96

UGC

(2007-2008 final year)

website

20072008

Student employment


In 2007, HKU had high employment rate of 99.8%, the highest among the HKU data

UGC-funded comprehensive universities for two consecutive years.


2007

99.8%


The average salary of 2007 HKU graduates was HK$17,112 (12.7% higher

than 2006), among the top two universities in Hong Kong.

2007

17,112 2006 12.7%


74% of HKU graduates either joined large commercial companies with 200+ staff

or government and government-funded institutions. The large commercial companies

account for 43% of all the commercial companies hiring HKU graduates.

74%

200


43%

For two consecutive years in 2006 and 2007, among all the UGC-funded

universities, HKU students secured the highest share of government summer

internship (24%) and the Administrative Officer positions (34% in 2006 and

50% in 2007), the Administrative Officers form a cadre of multi-skilled

professional administrators who play a key role in the Government.

20062007

24%

200634%200750%


Indicator


HKU Performance


Data


Source


Percentage of teachers 94%

with PhD and/or higher

professional qualifications



HKU data

(September 2008)


20089

Library stocks


Largest of any UGCfunded

institution



2.65 million bound volumes

(June 30, 2008)

Joint University Libraries

statistics




2008630

Expenditure on library

resources


Largest expenditure of any HK$98M (2007-2008)

UGC-funded institution


20072008

Joint University Libraries

statistics


Annual university turnover


Highest turnover of any HK$5,079M (2006-2007)

UGC-funded institution


20062007

Published annual accounts

of UGC-funded institutions



We nurture LEADERS with an international outlook

Indicator


HKU Performance


Data


Source


Non-local students

(all levels of study)

Largest headcount of any

UGC-funded institution




1,865 (2007-2008)

UGC website


Admission of undergraduate

students from Mainland

China 2008

Largest application number

of any UGC-funded

institution

12,011

2008




Data provided by

admission office of

different provinces and

cities in Mainland China


Highest average students’

scores in the National

Joint Entrance Examination

among students admitted by

any UGC-funded institution




Above cut-off scores of the key

universities in each district in

Mainland China



Exchange students (including Largest headcount of any

Mainland China students) UGC-funded institution




672 incoming

451 outgoing

(2006-2007)

UGC


We excel in RESEARCH

Indicator


HKU Performance


Data


Source


University Grants Committee

(UGC) Areas of Excellence (AoE)

Awards

Highest number of awards

and largest amount of any

UGC-funded institution

9 projects (total value HK$255.5M)

directed or co-directed by HKU

investigators out of 10 projects

UGC

website





(total value HK$504.035M) funded



since 1996


9


10


Research Grants Council (RGC)

General Research Fund (GRF)

(Formerly Known as Competitive

Earmarked Research Grant

(CERG)) Awards




Highest number of awards 221 winning proposals for 2008-2009 UGC/RGC

of any UGC-funded

20082009

website

institution

221

/



Funding secured in RGC GRF

Awards Scheme

Largest amount of any

UGC-funded institution

HK$148M (29%) awarded from total

2008-2009 RGC GRF allocation of

UGC/RGC

website


(9 times in the past 10 HK$512M

/

exercises)

20082009




29%


Awards from Innovation and

Technology Fund (ITF) under

Joint Highest number

of awards of any UGCfunded

69 projects funded (24%) out of a total

of 288 projects approved since 1999

ITF HKSAR

Government

the Innovation and Technology

institution

1999

website

Support Programme (ITSP)


69

288



24%



State Natural Science Awards


Largest number of awards

of any UGC-funded

institution



10 members out of 36 scientists in Hong Beijing-

Kong have received 12 awards since Hong Kong

1989. One member became the first Academic

scientist from Hong Kong who received Exchange

the First Class Prize.

Centre

1989

36 website

10

12



Croucher

Foundation

Croucher Foundation Senior

Research Fellowships

Largest number of

fellowships of any UGCfunded

28 fellowships out of a total of 72

awarded since 1997

institution


1997 72

28 website





Chinese Academy of Sciences

(CAS) Academicians


Refereed publications


Largest number of

Academicians of any

UGC-funded institution



10 Academicians since 1995

CAS website

1995 10


Highest number of any

UGC-funded institution

4,960 peer-reviewed refereed

publications (2006-2007) – the latest

RGC Annual

Report 2007


figure available



4,960

20062007 2007


Indicator


HKU Performance


Data


Source


Refereed publications per

academic and research staff

Highest number of any

UGC-funded institution

3.9 per staff member (2006-

2007) (based on 1,274

UGC website


member


wholly UGC-funded academic


and research staff in academic

departments)


3.9

20062007


1,274


Total number of citations of

HKU papers published in

journals tracked by the Institute

Highest number of any

Hong Kong institution

tracked by ISI

172,240 citations in 18,514

papers published in journals

tracked by ISI based on 16

ISI Essential Science

Indicators

ISI

for Scientific Information (ISI) ISI

fields (1998-June 2008)


(ISI)

172,240


ISI

16

18,514

1998

20086

Total number of publications

published in journals tracked

by the Institute for Scientific

Highest number of any

Hong Kong institution

tracked by ISI

2,640 publications (2007)

2,640 2007

Information (ISI)

ISI


(ISI)


ISI Web of Science

ISI

Impact of HKU’s publications 96 HKU Academic Staff have been ranked by the ISI among ISI Essential Science


the world’s top 1% of scientists, based on the number of

citations recorded for their publications

Indicators (Sept 2008)

ISI

96

ISI 20089

1%

World ranking


Ranked 26 in the world’s top universities


26

Times Higher Education

– QS Ranking 2008


2008


Acclaim


2008 Reader’s Digest Asia Trusted Brands Platinum Award Reader’s Digest

(Category: University)


2008


Some Statistics

* :

Student Enrollment (2007-2008)

20072008

Undergraduates: 12,031 headcounts

12,031

Taught Postgraduates: 7,648 headcounts


7,648

Research Postgraduates: 2,163 headcounts


2,163

Graduates (2006-2007)

20062007

Undergraduates: 3,288 headcounts


3,288

Taught Postgraduates: 3,818 headcounts


3,818

Research Postgraduates : 485 headcounts


485

* Source: HKU Data


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