Professor Alex Jingwei He Ranked as the World’s Top 2% Most-cited Policy Scholar by Stanford University 2023


The Stanford World’s Top 2% Most Cited Scholars ranking (2023) was released in early October 2023. Professor Alex Jingwei He, Associate Professor of PPOL and Acting Director of IPP, has been ranked 413 out of 22449 scholars worldwide in the field of Political Science and Public Administration based on 2022 single-year impact.


Stanford’s list of the top 2% most cited scientists in the world identifies scholars who have published multiple highly cited papers ranked according to various metrics on citation impact across multiple scientific fields and subfields based on Scopus data for career-long, and, separately, for single recent year impact. The selection is based on the top 100,000 scientists by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a 2% or above percentile rank in the sub-field.


This is the second consecutive year Prof. He has been named in this renowned ranking. This remarkable accomplishment demonstrates the global impact and importance of his works in the field. Prof. He specializes in comparative social policy, health policy and governance, and policy innovation and entrepreneurship. This recognition of Prof. He’s continued excellence and dedication to his research brings great pride to the Division of PPOL and HKUST.


Congratulations to Prof. He!