External Honours & Awards

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. Highlights of national and local honours and awards include the following:


Honour/Award

HKU Performance

 

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Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Academicians

Largest number of Academicians of any UGC-funded institution, with 12 Academicians since 1995.

CAS members
 

CAS website

       

Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) Academicians

Largest number of Academicians of any UGC-funded institution, with 4 Academicians since 1997. CAE members CAE website
       

State Science and Technology Awards (SSTAs)

Largest cumulative number of awards of any UGC-funded institution, with 27 awards received since 1989; one member became the first scientist from Hong Kong to receive the First Class Prize in the State Natural Science Award category.

SSTAs recipients

Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre website

       

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 Fellowships recipients Croucher Foundation website
       

Croucher Innovation Awards


 

Largest number of awards of any UGC-funded institution, with 6 awards out of a total of 9 awarded since 2012.

 

Croucher Innovation Awards recipients Croucher Foundation website

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