Results of the Research Assessment Exercise 2020

The results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 were announced on 24 May. The Faculty is pleased to share that there are significant improvements in its research outputs – 82% of the overall submission done by eligible staff (the largest number among local law schools) obtained 4* or 3* (as world-leading or internationally excellent). Amongst all the institutions in the RAE 2020 Law Panel, HKU Law obtained the highest 4* scores in all categories. In particular, we had the highest overall 4* performance and was the only institution to achieve a 4* (100%) for research environment.

Out of a total of 13 broad panel areas assessed, HKU is rated the best in 6 areas, and we are proud to be one of them. Details of the RAE 2020 results can be found here: https://www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/ugc/activity/research/rae/2020/results.html

The Faculty would like to take this opportunity to thank our RAE advisers on the mock panel who guided us through the lengthy process, and all colleagues for their hard work and contributions.