Updated: 27 November 2023

Three distinguished Communication scholars listed among world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford Universitys

Three distinguished scholars from the School of Communication, including Professor Kara Chan, Professor Kenneth Paul Tan, and Professor Ran Wei, were ranked as the world's top 2% most-cited scientists in 2023 by Stanford University. This notable achievement reflects the exceptional caliber of these scholars and highlights their significant contributions to their respective fields of research. They are among the 52 researchers from HKBU recognised on the list this year, demonstrating the University's expanding research strength and impact across the world.

The ranking is based on the “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, compiled and announced annually by a group of researchers at Stanford University, USA. Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. The rankings are calculated based on standardized information of citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.

Scholar Subject Field

Professor Kara Chan, Department of Communication Studies

Economics & Business

Professor Kenneth Paul Tan, Department of Journalism

Social Sciences

Professor Ran Wei, Department of Communication Studies

Communication and Media Studies

Please click here for the list of HKBU scholars named world’s top 2% scientists in 2023.

Please click here for the full list of the top-cited scientists worldwide in 2023.


(From left) Professor Kenneth Paul Tan, Professor Kara Chan and Professor Ran Wei attend the celebration party organised by HKBU Research Office.


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