FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1911
Established in 1911, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. Today, HKU has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university comprising ten faculties, namely Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences.
HKU is committed to nurturing future leaders and talents equipped to tackle the grand challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our high-calibre staff and students—recruited from around the region and the world—engage in innovative research with local, regional and global significance across faculties, research centres and institutes.
Knowledge Exchange, together with Teaching and Research, form the three pillars that underpin all the activities of HKU. Through knowledge exchange, our faculty members engage with business, government as well as the public to generate, acquire, apply and make accessible the knowledge needed to enhance human, social, cultural and environmental well-being.
In HKU's Vision 2016-2025, HKU charts the direction to build on our internationally recognized accomplishments and become Asia's Global University through the '3+1 Is': Internationalization, Innovation and Interdisciplinarity, all converging on Impact. Through our partnership engagement and research endeavors, we aspire to lead the academic world and add transformational value to the world.