The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the first and oldest institution of higher learning in Hong Kong, and was founded in 1911, incorporating the Hong Kong College of Medicine (est. 1887).
For over a century, the University has dedicated itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. It has grown with Hong Kong and generations of its graduates have helped shape the city from which the University takes its name.
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 strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars through excellence and innovation in its teaching and learning, research and knowledge exchange activities.
Regarded as Asia’s Global University, HKU is a diverse community with over 30,000 students including over 10,000 students from about 100 countries, and over 60% of its professoriate staff are international faculty. The University has academic exchange partnerships with over 370 universities and institutions around the world.
HKU’s research areas and themes reflect a broad range of issues and bring together experts from diverse disciplines. The University has 119 professors ranking in the top 1% scientists globally and conducts cutting-edge work in many fields.
Through these endeavours, the University will continue to contribute to the development of leaders and to the advancement of society locally, regionally and internationally.
The University of Hong Kong takes a holistic approach to education, as it believes that learning about life is just as important for students as academic learning. The University provides services and facilities to ensure that students have a comfortable, intriguing, and rewarding campus experience, and enjoy an overall sense of well-being.