Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) has improved its position in the QS Asia University Rankings 2021, and is the only private university in Hong Kong to feature in this well-known Asian universities ranking.

HKSYU has jumped to 301-350 in the 2021 ranking after making its debut at 401-450 in 2020, thanks to the exceptional quality of the university’s teaching, learning and research.

Asia’s top 634 universities feature in the rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), an international higher education analytics institution. The QS Asia University Rankings examine universities from 18 countries and regions in Asia based on 11 indicators including: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/ student ratio, international research network, citations per paper and papers per faculty.

Dr. HU Fai-chung, Deputy President of Shue Yan University, said the improved ranking reflected the university’s motto of “cultivating virtues of benevolence”, as upheld by its Founding Principal Dr. Chung Chi-yung and President Dr. Henry Hu Hung-lick.

The Deputy President added: “I am glad to see our persistence in raising teaching quality has been recognised by the international academic community once again, thanks to the continuous efforts of our teachers and students in teaching and research. We will continue to forge ahead and strive for better results.”

In recent years, HKSYU has begun to promote digital humanities, reinventing the University’s liberal arts education through information and digital technology.

“HKSYU will continue to enhance teaching quality so that students can enjoy learning, and conduct more meaningful and influential research projects with a view to contributing to the community. We are optimistic about creating a vibrant scene for students’ learning and the university’s research projects, as information and digital technology are gradually employed in teaching and research,” said Dr HU.

Information Day 2020

In order to provide senior secondary students opportunity to get first-hand information about HKSYU’s teaching and learning environment, academic programmes and to talk to the academic staff, the “HKSYU Information Day 2020” was held on November 14, 2020.

Programme admission talk.

The theme of the Info-day is “Virtual x On Campus”, which means that the public can participate in its activities either online or in person. During the Info-day, more than 20 activities were held, including admissions talks, campus tours, booth presentation, and a photo exhibition. (Info-day website: https://infoday.hksyu.edu)

Virtual campus tour created by using 360° photography and “Matterport” 3D modelling technology (https://vtour.hksyu.edu/)

Around 1,200 participants joined various event online. The three most viewed undergraduate programme admission talks were in the order of History, Social Work and Financial Technology.

Ms. LEUNG Siu Ki, the Director of Admissions Office said that the event was a grand success. Though implementing the Info-Day both online and onsite was rather complicated, visitors were actively participated and the response from the public was positive. It is indeed very encouraging and reflects that HKSYU maintains to be an attractive and quality private university in Hong Kong.

Source: December 2020 Issue