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Four APS scholars ranked the World’s Top 2% of Most-cited Scientists

October 2022

Stanford University recently released an updated list representing the top 2% of the most-cited scientists in various disciplines. Among which, four scholars from the Department of Asian and Policy Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong, Chair Prof Stephen Y.L. CHEUNG, Chair Prof CHOU Kee-lee, Prof WOO Chi-keung, Dr He Jingwei Alex are listed in the list of top 2% scientists in Finance, Gerontology, Energy, and Political Science and Public Administration, respectively.

Professor Stephen Y.L. CHEUNG is ranked 174 out of 9,782 scientists in the field of Finance, with a C Score (self-citations excluded, similarly hereinafter) of 3.36 (composite indicator for career-long impact). Highly active in academic research, Prof Stephen Y.L. CHEUNG specializes in corporate finance, investment, and financial market development, and has published widely in international refereed journals. He has been the President of EdUHK since 2016.

Professor CHOU Kee-lee is ranked 17 out of 3,882 scientists in the field of Gerontology, with a C Score of 3.87 (composite indicator for career-long impact). Prof CHOU has published over 170 papers in the areas of geriatric psychiatry, elderly policies, population policy, immigrant policy, poverty, welfare reforms, income inequality, and health policy. He has conducted numerous policy research projects funded by the Research Grant Council (RGC) and the Central Policy Unit (Predecessor of Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office) of The HKSAR government.

Prof WOO Chi-keung is ranked 2,387 out of 321,394 scientists in the field of Energy, with a C Score of 3.22 (composite indicator for career-long impact). Which reflects his widely cited papers on energy economics and applied microeconomics. Prof Woo has won a General Research Fund project, a Teaching Development Grant, a Public Policy Research project, five faculty research prizes, and a gold medal for Online Assessment System for Individual Scores (OASIS) in the International Innovation and Invention Competition (IIIC) Taiwan 2020 and the 2021 Special Edition – Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days.

Dr He Jingwei, Alex is ranked 823 out of 26,717 scientists in the field of Political Science and Public Administration, with a C Score of 2.7 (composite indicator for single-year Impact). Dr He specializes in public policy analysis, health policy and governance, and social policy reforms, with a particular focus on East Asia. Dr He is also the Associate Editor of Policy and Society and Journal of Asian Public Policy.

This recognition places APS on the global map of excellence in various disciplines and brings great pride to the EdUHK. APS looks forward to seeing our faculty members’ research output help contribute to social change.

*The c-score focuses on impact (citations) rather than productivity (number of publications) and it also incorporates information on co-authorship and author positions (single, first, last author). Also. The above c-scores are self-citations excluded.

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