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Rankings – School of Science
 
Rankings
Chemistry:
  • No.22 in World Universities
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
Materials Sciences:
  • No.23 in World Universities
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
Mathematics:
  • No.36 in World Universities
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
Natural Sciences:
  • No.42 in World Universities
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)
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Faculty Members (as of Sep 2019)
 
Rank Life
Science
Chemistry Mathematics Physics Ocean
Science
Total
Chair Professor:  6 5 10 10 2 33
Professor: 12 8 18 16 1 55
Associate Professor: 6 6 7 6 2 27
Assistant Professor: 11 5 11 5 4 36
Total: 35 24 46 37 9 151
Note: Faculty who hold joint-appointment within the School will be counted towards to their home department only.
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Students (as of Sep 2019)
 
Undergraduates Postgraduates (Research) Postgraduate (Taught) Total (Non-local Students)
2,230 660 446 3,336 1,221
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Graduates since 1991 (as of Aug 2019)
 
Undergraduates Postgraduates (Research) Postgraduates (Taught) Total
10,660 2,333 1,522 14,515
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Undergraduate Exchange Statistics (as of Aug 2019)
 
• Number of Science students participating in the Exchange Program
 
Academic Year Exchange Out Exchange In  
2015-16 207 189  
2016-17 154 172  
2017-18 173 194  
2018-19 171 231  
 
• Number of Exchange Students in 2018-19 by Country
 
Countries Exchange Out Exchange In  
Australia 4 7  
Canada 11 8  
China 5 3  
Denmark 16 9  
France 0 4  
Germany 16 10  
Ireland 0 6  
Japan 6 0  
Mexico 0 1  
Netherlands 8 8  
Norway 8 10  
Philippines 0 3  
Republic of Korea 11 8  
Singapore 30 33  
Sweden 15 14  
Switzerland 11 8  
Taiwan 2 3  
Turkey 0 4  
United Kingdom 22 14  
United States 6 78  
Total: 171 231  
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Employment Statistics
 
• Distribution of Graduates by Employment Sector (2018)
 
Undergraduate
Commerce and Business: 41.8%
Education: 25.1%
Engineering and Industry: 20.3%
Community and Social Services: 8.0%
Government and Related Organizations: 4.8%
 
 
Postgraduate (PhD and MPhil graduates)
Education: 76.79%
Engineering and Industry: 16.07%
Commerce and Business: 7.14%
 
 
(Source: Graduate Employment Survey 2018, Career Center, HKUST)




   
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