The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been blessed with the vision of its founders for their emphasis on bilingual education and whole-person development. For more than five decades CUHK has embraced its founding philosophy, capitalized on its distinct advantages and navigated different challenges to develop into a research-oriented comprehensive university highly esteemed locally, in the region and in the world.
CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system and experience uniquely integrated into a modern university education. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula, nurturing students’ interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity and building up their confidence and sense of social responsibility.
General education has been an integral part of the Chinese University’s undergraduate experience since its early days. CUHK students receive the benefits of a generalist education and gain specialist knowledge and skills in their chosen major fields. The success of its general education program did not go unnoticed. It received the Exemplary Program Award for Improving General Education from the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) in 2015.
At CUHK, a wide range of academic programs leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties:
Some 74 major and 71 minor programs are offered by 58 schools/departments in the framework of a basically four-year undergraduate curriculum.
Given its geographical location and traditions and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, etc. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, etc.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.
CUHK has long been promoting interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. In its latest strategic plan, CUHK has identified four research priorities to build on its strengths and leading advantages in those areas to address some of the most pressing issues of the world today:
CUHK is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, biotechnological improvement of rice strains, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.
The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further glimpsed from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions.
Great campus in a great city
CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. The campus is conveniently located in Shatin, a suburb in the northeastern part of the city, itself a world financial center and an exchange hub of ideas, capital and people in Asia.