Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Results

Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) Results

Every six years, the Hong Kong SAR University Grants Committee performs an exhaustive appraisal of all faculty and institutions across the territory. These are appraised at both the 'Panel' level (e.g. Social Science; Humanities), as well as the 'Unit of Assessment (e.g. history).

At the overall panel level, SHSS is ranked #1 in Hong Kong for social science as a whole measured both by the highest percentage of 'World Leading' (4*) and 'Internationally excellent' (4* & 3*) research work (including impact). We are also #3 for humanities measured by the percentage of 'World Leading' (4*) research.

At the Unit of assessment level, in terms of 'World Leading' and/or 'Internationally excellent' research (4* & 3*), we are:

  • #1 in sociology and anthropology (inc. social psychology) ('Internationally excellent')
  • #1 in political science ('World Leading')
  • #2 in history ('World Leading' & 'Internationally excellent') and joint #1 for research impact
  • #3 in Chinese language & literature ('World Leading' & 'Internationally excellent')

RAE 2020 result

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