Our Researchers

The University of Hong Kong has a highly talented pool of over 1,000 professoriate staff, along with more junior academics and research support staff. Our researchers have an impressive track record in securing funding through competitive funding schemes, publishing their findings, and translating their research for the benefit of the local and global community. In 2016, Thomson Reuters named 10 HKU scholars among the world’s most highly cited researchers and 111 in the world’s top 1% of scientists. HKU has nearly 3,000 research postgraduate students, with about 14% coming from outside the Greater China region.

Staff Profile

Outstanding researchers from across the globe have joined HKU. Of the 1000+ professoriate staff, about 40% are from Hong Kong, 20% are from Mainland China, and 40% are from elsewhere around the world. (More details can be found here.).

Academy Fellowships and Memberships

HKU researchers are garnering recognition from prestigious academies, with our scholars holding nearly 60 memberships of more than 20 academies around the world as well as in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Please click here for details.

Honours and Awards

Our researchers have also received a wide range of international, national and local honours and awards. Notable examples include the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Ludwig Mond Award, State Natural Science Awards, and Changjiang Scholarships.  (More information can be found in the annual Research Report and on the Research Services website.)

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