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FB Magazine DEC 2020


According to the THE (Times Higher Education) World University Rankings 2021 by Subject: Business and Economics, PolyU is the 29th in the world, representinga leap from the 34th place a year ago, and becomes the first in Hong Kong. The 2021 rankings employ 13 performance indicators with scores under the five categories of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020: Management shows that PolyU is the 6th in the world. The ranking uses a number of indicators, including papers published in journals, citation impact, international collaboration and awards.

World Rankings

Nine members of the Faculty are among the world’s top 2% of scientists of their main disciplines for career-long citation impact. Eight of them are current faculty members in the School of Accounting and Finance (AF), Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) and Department of Management and Marketing (MM). A total of 163 PolyU academics are among the top 2% of scientists out of close to seven million scientists tracked by the study.

For details of the study, see

Faculty of Business Scientists

Rank in FB*



Science-metrix Category

Total Citations

1   (1)

Ir Professor T.C. Edwin Cheng


Operations Research


2   (8)

Professor Michael Harris Bond


Social Psychology


3   (11)

Professor Eric W.T. Ngai


Information Systems


4   (21)

Professor Kee-hung Lai (Mike)


Operations Research


5   (31)

Professor James Ohlson




6   (63)

Professor Paul D. Ellis#


Business & Management


7   (84)

Professor Chin-Shan Lu


Logistics & Transportation


8   (86)

Professor Chung-Lun Li


Operations Research


9   (96)

Dr Shuaian (Hans) Wang


Logistics & Transportation


* The numbers in brackets represent the ranks among the 163 PolyU scientists listed in the analyses.
# Former faculty member.

Faculty of Business Scientists(From left) Ir Professor T.C. Edwin Cheng, Professor Michael Harris Bond, Professor Eric W.T. Ngai, Professor Kee-hung Lai (Mike), Professor James Ohlson, Professor Chin-Shan Lu, Professor Chung-Lun Li and Dr Shuaian (Hans) Wang

PolyU published the highest number of maritime research papers among institutions in Chinese economies, achieving the highest weighted score and the second highest impact score during the years 2000 to 2015.

“Dynamic Changes in Maritime Research Capability in Chinese Universities” has been published by Hindawi, an open access publisher. This study refers to China in the broad sense of Chinese economies, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. It analyses 65 maritime and transportation journals indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI) between 2000 and 2015. The rankings are based on three indicators: total number of articles, weighted score (an indication of author contribution), and impact score.

The study examines the top 50 authors and affiliations in China in the field of maritime transportation in comparison with their world ranking. Ranking by affiliation shows that PolyU has the highest number of papers (176) and the highest weighted score (99.9). Ranking by author shows that Ir Professor T.C. Edwin Cheng, the Faculty Dean, is second in terms of the number of papers published.

Dr Jungmin Kim

Dr Jungmin Kim, Assistant Professor in the School of Accounting and Finance, is the 2020 winner of the Shinhan Bank-KAFA Young Scholar Award. This award recognizes Korea America Finance Association (KAFA) members who demonstrate exemplary scholarly performance through publications in leading journals in finance and related fields. Recipients earn their PhD degrees within seven years prior to the award date.

Originally established to promote research and education among finance professors of Korean descent working in North America, KAFA has grown its membership to include researchers, practitioners, doctoral students, and institutional supporters of diverse origins and at different locations who share common interests in finance-related activities in Korea, North America, the Pacific Rim and other regions.