Two Hong Kong universities have been ranked as among the top ten education schools in the world, according to British education company Quacquarelli Symonds.

The Education University rose four places to rank 9th in the world for studying education, joining the University of Hong Kong, which again came in seventh in the top ten schools for the subject.

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On Wednesday, QS published its rankings for the world’s top universities for the study of 48 different subjects.

Hong Kong universities’ rankings improved on 57 occasions and dropped on 37 occasions, signaling an overall improvement for the higher education system, according to QS.

Photo: QS.

In total, Hong Kong universities were ranked 87 times in the top 50 rankings – more than any other territory with the exception of China, which was ranked 88 times in the top 50.

Ben Sowter, research director for QS, said: “The eighth edition of our extensive analysis of higher education performance again shows that Hong Kong is able to punch above its weight. For a territory of its size to possess more educational excellence than nations as large as Japan, India, and South Korea is a testament to its ability to create a flourishing research ecosystem.”

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University also ranked in the world’s top ten schools for studying Hospitality and Leisure Management and Civil and Structural Engineering.

HKU remained the world’s top university for dentistry.

Correction 23:40: An early version of this report made reference to the Hong Kong Institute of Education, which is the previous name of the Hong Kong Education University.

Catherine Lai

Catherine is a Canadian journalist and photographer who lived in Beijing for almost two years, working in TV and online media. Aside from Hong Kong and mainland affairs, she is also interested in urban spaces, art and feminism. She holds a BA in Literature and Art History from the University of British Columbia.