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Overview

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the first and oldest institution of higher education in Hong Kong. For over a century, the University has dedicated itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. Today, HKU has an established worldwide reputation for being a research-led comprehensive University with ten Faculties and a strong commitment to intellectual freedom, liberty and diversity. HKU has a proud record of academic recognition in researches through honours and awards received from both local and international bodies. HKU has been repeatedly awarded a significant share of competitive government research funding, including the General Research Fund, Areas of Excellence Scheme and Theme-based Research Scheme. The University strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars through excellence and innovation in its research and knowledge exchange activities. Its research areas cover a wide range of issues with the aim of benefitting industries, businesses and the community. Regarded as Asia’s Global University, HKU brings together experts from diverse disciplines, partnering with prestigious universities and research institutes around the world. It has the most Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences/Engineering of any local institution, and 139 HKU professoriate staff rank in the top 1% scientists worldwide according to ISI’s Essential Science Indicators. 

 

HKU is in pursuit of teaching and learning excellence in a broad range of disciplines and professions. With the holistic design of the undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, along with award-winning teaching and learning resources and support, students at the University can fully develop intellectual and personal strengths while gaining lifelong learning opportunities to contribute to the community. Regarded as Asia’s Global University, HKU is a diverse community with over 31,000 students, including more than 11,000 students from nearly 100 countries around the world, and over 65% of its professoriate staff have joined the University from outside Hong Kong. The University also strives to enhance students’ international exposure by offering overseas learning opportunities and connecting with more than 380 exchange partners in 46 countries. HKU has established a number of scholarships and awards to support students' aspirations. It will continue to cultivate outstanding leaders and bring together young talents from all walks of life.

For more information about the University, please visit www.hku.hk