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The University of Hong Kong

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The University of Hong Kong (or HKU, as it is familiarly known to students, staff and alumni) is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. On March 16, 1910, Sir Frederick Lugard, the then Governor of Hong Kong, laid the foundation stone for the University. Today, HKU has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university. 

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History

The University of Hong Kong is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. On March 11, 1912, the University was officially opened, and Arts, Engineering and Medicine would become its first Faculties. The Faculty of Medicine evolved from the Hong Kong College of Medicine, founded in 1887.

Research

Research and innovation form a core pillar of HKU's academic endeavours and the University is committed to sustaining areas of excellence, cultivating areas of growth and encouraging cross-institutional collaborations. The University's Strategically Oriented Research Themes (SORTs) serve as a key mechanistic element of HKU's research strategy and encompass areas not just of strength, but also ambition and potential.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
25 1
2018
26 1
2017
27
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
36 4
2018
40 3
2017
43
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
109
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Services include:

  • Managing Finances
  • Accommodation and Student Residences
  • Catering and Restaurants
  • Student Amenities
  • Sports Facilities
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Service
  • Counselling
  • Health and Fitness
  • IT Support
  • Language Support
  • Learning Commons and Lecture Centre
  • Libraries
  • Others (e.g. Banking, Postal Service, Shopping)