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Asia’s Global University 

Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is proud to be the oldest local tertiary institution where the talents of every generation meet and thrive. Our history can be traced back to the founding of the Hong Kong College of Medicine for the local Chinese community in 1887.

With its exceptional breadth and depth of expertise, HKU is now an internationally famed English-medium public research university encompassing an aggregate of at least 49 programmes from near a dozen of faculties. We provide outstanding students with world-class, campus-based education in a wide range of academic disciplines, including Arts, Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences. Our scope will continue to grow to in line with international academic development.

As Asia’s global university, HKU delivers impact through internationalization, innovation and interdisciplinarity. Apart from promoting excellence in research, knowledge exchange, teaching and learning, we foster a pluralistic and supportive intellectual environment that attracts and nurtures global scholars. We are committed to making a positive social contribution via our global presence, regional significance and engagement with the rest of China.