External Honours & Awards

International recognition

HKU has a proud record of academic recognition through honours and awards bestowed by bodies in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and across the world. Our researchers receive external recognition for their work in numerous ways, including fellowships, prizes and awards; honorary degrees and professorships; keynote and invited speeches; and fellowships and memberships of prestigious academies. Notable international awards include the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Ludwig Mond Award, and the L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award.
 

Excellence in state and local awards

Some highlights of national and local honours and awards are listed below. Other notable examples include the first Changjiang Scholar named in the field of Mathematics Education, and the largest number of Partner State Key Laboratories of any local institution.

Honour/Award

HKU Performance

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academicians
  • Largest number of Academicians of any UGC-funded institution, with 12 Academicians since 1995.
Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Academicians
  • Largest number of Academicians of any UGC-funded institution, with 4 Academicians since 1997.
State Science and Technology Awards (SSTAs) in the categories of State Natural Science Award, State Scientific and Technological Progress Award and State Technological Invention Award
  • One member became the first scientist from Hong Kong to receive the First Class Prize in the State Natural Science Award category; and a total of 27 awards have been received since 1989.
Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowships
  • Largest number of fellowships of any UGC-funded institution, with 49 fellowships out of a total of 109 awarded since 1997.
Croucher Innovation Awards
  • Largest number of awards of any UGC-funded institution, with 6 awards out of a total of 9 awarded since 2012.

 

More examples of research-related honours and awards (along with other research achievements) can be found in the overview of the annual research report.