In Research Assessment Exercise (REA) 2014 the History
Department once again ranked first among departments of History in Hong Kong and
placed among the top few research centres at HKU. The History Department
out-performed all other history departments in the S.A.R. with 23% of its
research output ranked as 4* (world leading) and 68% as either 4* or 3*
(internationally excellent) by RAE assessors.