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EdUHK Research Recognised as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent”

According to the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results released by the University Grants Committee, 63% of The Education University of Hong Kong’s (EdUHK) overall profile was judged to be “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in the Education Panel. Under the new “research impact” category, 80% of our educational research was assessed as “outstanding impacts in terms of their reach and significance”, and 20% as “considerable impacts in terms of their reach and significance”.
Apart from the traditional education field, the University’s overall profile has been recognised as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in terms of different Units of Assessment, covering earth sciences (including oceanography, meteorology) and other physical sciences (including environmental science) (67%), geography (62%), Chinese language & literature (55%), psychology (44%), computer studies/science (including information technology) (44%) and linguistics & language studies (43%).


EdUHK President Professor Stephen Cheung Yan-leung said, “This was our first RAE assessment since retitling in 2016, and we are delighted that the results demonstrated the great strides we have made together in research over the past few years. Also, our impressive performance in disciplines complementary to education is testimony to the advancement of our overall research capacity under the Education-plus approach.”


Professor Cheung added that the University had been committed to sharing research outputs with the education community through knowledge transfer, and would continue to promote education innovation and contribute towards societal development.


The full set of RAE 2020 results can be found at: