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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

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.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

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.

Research Excellence

CUHK has long been promoting interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale.  It has identified four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability.  The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated 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. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network.

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.

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2016
44
2017
46
2018
  • 78.8
    Overall Score
  • 94.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 50.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 83.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 66
    Faculty Student
  • 99.8
    International Faculty
  • 84.9
    International Students
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2014
23
2015
26
2016
20
2017
  • 84.1
    Overall Score
  • 84.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 89.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 80
    Employer Reputation
  • 78.9
    H-index Citations
6
2015
6
2016
8
2017
101-150
2017
77
2018
10
2018
Asian University Rankings
  • 95.4
    Overall Score
  • 99.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 98.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 87.1
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 99.8
    International Students
  • 100
    Inbound Exchange
  • 98.9
    Outbound Exchange
  • 86
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 61.5
    Papers per Faculty
  • 69.3
    Citations per Paper
6
2015
6
2016
8
2017
101-150
2017
77
2018
10
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 61.4
    Overall Score
  • 48.6
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 69.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 82.4
    Graduate Employment Rate
  • 61.6
    Partnerships with Employers
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,208
International
1,074

Number of students

18,037
Postgraduate 15%
Undergraduate 85%

Number of international students

4,824
Postgraduate 35%
Undergraduate 65%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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79 Undergraduate Courses

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144 Postgraduate Courses

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