Two Faculty Members of our School receives special mention in the Nature Index 2014 - China Supplement


The Nature Publishing Group has released the Nature Index 2014 - China Supplement on 17 December 2014. While the annual index compares the cities and institutions within a country that contributed to some of the highest quality research during the previous calendar year, the supplement uses data from such index on subject strengths and research outputs to provide analysis of institutions down to the work of individual researchers.

In 2013, the University of Hong Kong has published five articles in Nature and Science, which is the most among any other Hong Kong institution. In fact, HKU is responsible for half of Hong Kong's 10 articles in these two journals, which represents 71% of the city's weighted fractional count. In this connection, the Nature Publishing Group has given special mention to two faculty members of HKU School of Public Health, viz, Professor Yi Guan and Professor Malik Peiris. "A closer look at the index data reveals that Yi Guan and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris from HKU's School of Public Health are the most significant contributors in this area (microbiology/virology), with three articles in the index on the infectivity and transmission of avian and swine influenza viruses (including one in Nature and one in Science)." For further details, please refer to