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SED congratulates local universities for high Asian University Rankings

     The Secretary for Education, Mr Michael Suen, today (May 12) said he was gratified that a number of Hong Kong higher education institutions ranked among the top in the first-ever Asian University Rankings published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Limited), an international information specialist in the higher education sector.

     Mr Suen said, "Hong Kong institutions continue to enjoy a good reputation internationally.  This signifies the achievement of our tertiary education and will also help strengthen our position as the regional education hub."

     According to the Asian University Rankings, Hong Kong has three universities in the top five positions: The University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology were ranked first, second and fourth respectively.  In addition, City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Baptist University were among the top 100 universities.
     Mr Suen expressed appreciation to the heads of all the institutions, and their staff and students, for their efforts.  He said that the HKSAR Government and the University Grants Committee will work together with the education sector in continuing to improve higher education.

Ends/Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Issued at HKT 15:51


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