Date
26 July 2017
The HKU dental faculty was cited for its strength in a global survey of dental schools. HKU topped the ranking, ahead of University of Michican and Sweden's Karolinska Institutet. Photos: HKU/Facebook
The HKU dental faculty was cited for its strength in a global survey of dental schools. HKU topped the ranking, ahead of University of Michican and Sweden's Karolinska Institutet. Photos: HKU/Facebook

Hong Kong tops world ranking of dental schools

Hong Kong topped a ranking of the world’s best dental schools, dethroning Sweden, last year’s No. 1.

The honor went to the University of Hong Kong (HKU), news website hk01.com reports, citing the QS World University Rankings.

Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm fell to third place behind University of Michigan.

The ranking took note of the strength of HKU’s dental faculty, a category included in the survey for the first time.

Prof. Thomas Frank Flemmig, dean of HKU’s dental school, said the top rating is a “wonderful recognition” of the hard work of the faculty and students.

“They have done a fabulous job,” he said.

Two in three dentists in Hong Kong have trained or graduated from HKU.

It admitted 12 topnotchers from last year’s DSE (diploma of secondary education) examinations, including five with the highest scores.

One went on to study dentistry.

The dental school is adding seminar rooms, research laboratories and offices in preparation for increased class size.

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