HKBU Computer Science Ranks No. 1 in Research Outputs in RAE 2020

26 May 2021

The University Grants Committee (UGC) announced the results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020. In the panel of Computer Science / Information Technology, 96% of HKBU’s research outputs were judged by international experts to be 3* (internationally excellent) or above – 45% being 4* (world leading) and 51% being 3* (internationally excellent) – ranking first among all institutions.

In addition, 100% of the HKBU Computer Science’s research impact case studies are rated as 3*, 25% of the research environment is 4*, and 63% of the research environment is 3*. Overall, 95% of the research submissions are 3* or above, ranking fourth among all institutions.

The RAE is part of the UGC's ongoing efforts to assess the performance of the UGC-funded universities in research, which is conducted every six years. It is a criterion-referenced assessment exercise against agreed quality levels as defined by international standards, covering research outputs completed during October 2013 to September 2019. Each eligible faculty member submits four representative research articles published during this period, and each article is independently reviewed and graded by international experts.

The RAE 2020 was implemented with 13 assessment panels of broad disciplines. The panels involved 361 members, all being distinguished scholars or research end-users with extensive professional knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. Among them, 252 (or 70%) were non-local scholars from different parts of the world, ensuring independent and fair assessment according to international standards and underpinned the credibility of the RAE results from an international perspective.

Source: Results of the RAE 2020 published by UGC