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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK distinguishes itself with its firmly rooted Chinese culture, bilingualism and multiculturalism, and the unique college system. With the endeavour over the past half century, CUHK has become a regional leader with a global reputation. The University is committed to teaching and research excellence, as well as grooming the moral character of the students.

Teaching Excellence and Unique College System

CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialised knowledge and wisdom for life. There are general education courses to broaden students' perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Its eight Faculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Of all Hong Kong universities, CUHK is the only one that offers a college experience. The nine constituent colleges, Chung Chi, New Asia, United, Shaw, Morningside, S.H. Ho, C.W. Chu, Wu Yee Sun and Lee Woo Sing, provides residence for the students as well as pastoral care and programmes to complement the University's whole person education system.

Research Achievements and Academic Links

CUHK has been at the forefront of research, advancing the frontiers of knowledge and technology. It leads seven of 18 Areas of Excellence projects funded by the Hong Kong SAR government. It is also home to five State Key Laboratories under the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. Besides, CUHK boasts a galaxy of distinguished scholars and researchers. They include four Nobel Laureates, a Fields medallist, a Turing Award winner, and members of the Royal Society.

CUHK has also been active in academic exchange activities. In line with its global vision, CUHK encourages internationalisation in both education and research. The University has stablished over 640 international collaboration programmes with over 340 institutions around the world. These partnerships include academic collaborations, bilateral student exchanges, collaborative teaching programmes, research collaborations, faculty exchanges, among many other arrangements. In addition, CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), an exclusive network of 21 research-led universities across five continents. 

Campus Environment

The University boosts a beautiful 137.3-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour, which is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. It houses a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports centre and gymnasiums. The University also has doctor's clinic and the closest hospital is only 10-minute away from the campus.

Why choose CUHK?

  • Global recognition: CUHK was ranked within the top 200 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. CUHK also maintained its position in the top 10 universities in Asia in the Asian University Rankings published by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds).
  • Bilingualism: Since its establishment, CUHK has adopted bilingualism and biculturalism as the basis of teaching for the benefit of local and international students and scholars. Courses are taught in Chinese or English and in some cases in both languages. This learning environment is ideal for those who are interested in studying in a Chinese context but are unfamiliar with the language.
  • Distinguished scholars: CUHK fields with a number of distinguished scholars including four Nobel Laureates, a Fields Medallist, and a Turing Award winner, among others.
  • Unique college system: The college system at CUHK is unique in Hong Kong. The colleges are congenial communities with their own hostels, dining halls and other facilities where students receive pastoral care, whole-person education and a variety of leadership and mentorship programmes.
  • Vibrant campus life: Every year CUHK welcomes some 1,300 international and non-local students to campus as exchange and visiting students. These students, together with local students, take part in a variety of cultural programmes and field trips.
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