Thirteen academics of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have been named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” as the most influential in the world. Their works have been highly cited by fellow academics and are hence making a significant impact in ongoing research in their respective fields of study.
The number of world’s top researchers at HKU is the highest among universities in Hong Kong. Highly Cited Researchers are selected for their exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
A total of 6,216 researchers from nearly 60 nations are named Highly Cited Researchers in 2019. Among them 3,725 are in specific fields and 2,491 for cross-field performance.