University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a research-based public university located in Hong Kong. Established in 1911, its origins go through the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese established in 1887. It is the longest-running university located in Hong Kong.HKU was also the first institution founded in the hands of the British within East Asia. As of the end of October 2021, HKU is ranked 22nd globally and 3rd in Asia by QS and 30th globally, and 4th among Asia according to Times Higher Education. It has been named among the leading universities worldwide and also among the most highly regarded schools located in Asia. Today, HKU has ten faculties that offer academics with English as the primary medium of instruction

University of Hong Kong Rankings

  • #22 by QS World University Rankings, 2022

  • #39 by THE World University Rankings, 2022.

  • #1 by QS and THE World University Rankings, overall in Hong Kong.

  • #1 in the world’s most international university rankings by THE, 2021.

  • #4 Best Asian Universities by QS and THE Asia University Rankings, 2021.

  • #9 for Global Employability Rankings, 2020.

University of Hong Kong Campuses

The main campus of the university covers 160,000 square meters (1,700,000 sq feet) of land located on Pok Fu Lam Road and Bonham Road in Lung Fu Shan. of Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island. It also has several buildings located in Sandy Bay Gap. HKU buildings are among the remains of British Colonial architecture in Hong Kong. The school's name is linked to the HKU station, which is the principal transportation hub for the campus, which opened in December 2014. The Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine is located 4.5 kilometers from the campus located in the Southern District near Sandy Bay and Pok Fu Lam. The medical campus comprises Queen Mary Hospital, the William M.W. Mong Building along, with research infrastructure. Research facilities and Mong Building. The faculty of Dentistry is situated in the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Sai Ying Pun. The school also manages Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre, which covers 95,000 square meters (1,020,000 sq feet) of land within the New Territories, and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, located at the southern end of the d'Aguilar Peninsula on Hong Kong Island.

Main building

The building was constructed between 1910 and 1912 between 1910 1912, the Main Building is the university's oldest structure. It was funded by Sir Hormusjee Naorojee Mody and designed by Architect Messrs Leigh & Orange. It was constructed in the post-renaissance design using red brick as well as granite, and it has two courtyards. Its main facade is connected by four turrets and an imposing clock tower in the middle (a donation by Sir Paul Chater in 1930). Two courtyards were added at the South in 1952, and one floor was added to the end block was added in 1958. The building was initially used as a laboratory and classroom in faculty members of the Faculty of Medicine and Engineering and later as the headquarters of several departments within the Faculty of Arts. Its central Great Hall (Loke Yew Hall) is named for Loke Yew, the Malayan patron of the university during the beginning. It was declared as a monument in the year 1984.

Swire building

Around the year 1980 around 1980, the year 1980, the Swire Group sponsored the building of a new hall for residential use at the eastern edge of campus. As a result of their Swire Group's sponsorship, the new student residence was named the Swire Building. Swire Hall was officially inaugurated in the presence of the late Mr. John Anthony Swire CBE on November 11, 1980. It was in 1983 that the color orange was selected to be the color of the hall in the Annual General Meeting as it was chosen as the background color for the opening session at Swire Hall, and no other halls were choosing orange as their hall color. In 1983 the hall's logo was designed by Mrs. J. Lau (Director of Centre Media Resources) provided an idea for the hall's logo. The Swire Hall Student Association HKUSU later made a few changes to the logo. The logo is composed of' S' and the letter 'H'. The layout for the letter 'S' is like two hands securing each other, signaling that hallmates must cooperate, as well as encouraging the hall motto of "Unity and Sincerity.".

Hung Hing Ying Building

Funded through Sir Paul Chater, Professor G. P. Jordan, and other individuals, it was officially opened in 1919 by the governor of Hong Kong Sir Reginald Stubbs and was home to the student union. Following World War II, the building was used to serve as an administrative building. Its East Wing was added in 1960. The building was transformed into the Senior Common Room in 1974. The name was chosen in honor of Hung Hing-Ying's father in 1986 for his family's contributions towards the University. The building was later used for administrative use and was home to the Department of Music and the Music Library until the beginning of 2013. It is currently being used for the Development & Alumni Affairs Office. It is a two-story Edwardian-type structure distinguished with a dome at the center as well as the use of red bricks to resemble that of the Main Building opposite. The building was declared a landmark in the year 1995.

Tang Chi Ngong Building

The idea of establishing the school for the Chinese was proposed during the post-war period. The construction of the school began in 1929, following a gift from Tang Chi-Ngong, the father of the prominent philanthropist Sir Tan Shiu-kin. The school was named. It was officially inaugurated in 1931 by Sir William Peel, Governor of Hong Kong, 1931 and since then, more donations have been received to fund the endowment for teaching Chinese literature and language. The building has been used for different reasons since the 1970s. However, the name has remained the same. Presently, it is home to its Centre for Asian Studies. This three-story flat-roofed structure has been coated with Shanghai plaster. It was designated a monument in 1995.

Centennial campus

To accommodate additional students in the new undergraduate four-year curriculum, to accommodate students in the new four-year undergraduate curriculum, the Centennial Campus was constructed at the western part of the principal campus that was previously home to the Water Supply Department. The development of this campus was started in the second half of 2009 and was completed by the end of 2012, the first year of the establishment of the brand new structure for academics of Hong Kong. In 2012 it was announced that the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law, and the Faculty of Social Sciences moved to the Centennial Campus.

University of Hong Kong Campus life

The Main Campus of the University comprises 14 hectares of land within Pokfulam and Bonham Road. Bonham Road and Pokfulam area of Hong Kong Island accommodates five faculties out of ten which includes Architecture, Business, Economics, Education, Engineering, and Science as well as The Main Library. Diversity in architectural style is among the most notable aspects on this Main Campus that has evolved since 1912. In addition to different styles of architecture and styles, the terrain that is hilly in Pokfulam creates a unique setting that is perfect for this Main Campus which has many famous courtyards and gardens that contribute to the memory of all our students.

University of Hong Kong Sports facilities

HKU athletic facilities are assigned on an annual basis to different user groups and programs by a priority list that was accepted by the CSE Management Team. When the needs of these groups are fulfilled, the facility is open to bookings by students and sports cardholders, as well as different external and internal groups.

University of Hong Kong Services

Medical services

The University Health Service provides for the health requirements of staff, students, as well as their dependents and retired staff in the hopes of improving and maintaining their physical and mental health by providing cost-effective and accessible primary health care as well as health education.

Student services

The University of Hong Kong has provided unmatched service in Hong Kong and the region since its inception at the time of its founding in 1911, drawing upon the vast tradition of culture and traditions from China and the West as well as China. We will continue to provide the highest quality of research, teaching, and scholarship in the global academic community with an environment that promotes creative learning, freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression. To fulfill our purpose to fulfill our mission, we have established the International Affairs Office of Admissions and Academic Liaison Section of the Registry Registry was established to ensure constant communication with foreign institutions on issues of exchange of students as well as academic collaboration and cultural activities.

Housing services

If you are not interested in staying in student housing, you may decide to rent your own home or rent a room with your peers or fellow HKU students. The information on empty rooms and flats is available in local newspapers, real estate agents, or via CEDARS' website. CEDARS. CEDARS has an accommodation service that collects data on flats and rooms that are available for rent within the vicinity of the campus.

Library services

The University of Hong Kong Libraries was founded in 1912. Its Main Library comprises an all-rounded collection of books and other materials from the humanities, art sciences, and technology, providing vital support to research and teaching in the University. The Main Library occupies the Library Building, which is composed of two Wings. The old Wing was inaugurated in 1961 and was renovated in 1992/93.

University of Hong Kong Research

HKU intends to be a world-class university with frontier research in critical areas through knowledge creation, translation, realization, and impact. HKU’s research policy is formulated to strengthen its capabilities in both fundamental and outcome-driven research and knowledge exchange within a culture that enables our researchers to flourish and innovate.HKU’s research strategies and policies are managed by the University Research Committee (URC), a committee of the Senate chaired by the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research). 

University of Hong Kong Education

The University of Hong Kong, Asia's Global University, delivers impact through internationalization, innovation, and interdisciplinarity. It draws and supports international scholars with its highest standards in research as well as teaching and learning in addition to knowledge transfer. It is an impact on society through its global reach as well as its regional significance and interaction with the remainder of China.

University of Hong Kong History

The University was established in Hong Kong as a self-governing scholar body by the University Ordinance on March 30 in 1911. It was in 1937 that the Queen Mary Hospital opened and has been the hospital for teaching at the university since the time it was established. Before the start of the Second World War, which brought academic activity to an end, there were four Faculties which included Engineering, Arts Sciences, Medicine, and Arts.