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City University of Hong Kong

83 Tat Chee Ave Kowloon Tong Kowloon View map
Hong Kong SAR
#52
Public
Very High
9,652
1,495
3,333

Overview

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a leading global university with a burgeoning local and global reputation for professional education and research. The University is strongly committed to creating an internationalised space for professional education, pursuing world-class research  that benefits the world. It has established a culture of innovation and discovery, and nurtures the talents of students.

As a visionary hub for professional education and problem-driven research with a special focus on One Health, Smart City and Digital Society, responding to societal and technological change is a crucial part of CityU’s mission. Hong Kong’s first and only veterinary college, which the University established in collaboration with Cornell University in the US, pioneers excellence in veterinary education and research. Hong Kong’s first School of Data Science meets the demand for data scientists and engineers for the data-driven economy of the future.

Led by internationally renowned academics and supported by first-rate facilities, CityU aims to generate new knowledge and create innovative products and solutions that address pressing world problems and improve people’s quality of life.

CityU’s impactful research covers an array of disciplines, ranging from rapid cancer screening, sustainable energy to schema-like learning for treating myelin-related diseases.

A biomedical research team has developed groundbreaking technology that can detect cancer cells with as little as 4 ml of blood in no more than five minutes, with an accuracy rate of over 90%.
An environmental scientist has developed new zero-pollution technology that uses sunlight to split water into clean hydrogen and thus generate renewable energy. The technology enhances the conversion efficiency of solar energy using photoelectrocatalysis.

A research team from the Department of Biomedical Sciences has revealed for the first time that schema-like learning can foster the growth and regeneration of brain myelin, thereby enhancing the synchrony of neural networks and improving both learning and memory capability.

In addition, the University was ranked first in Hong Kong and 63rd in the world among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted US Utility Patents in 2018. As of November 2019, the University has a total of 464 patents granted and 433 filed.

Located in the heart of Asia’s World City, CityU delivers professional education for the fast-changing world of the 21st century. It addresses global challenges by championing the need for internationalisation and interdisciplinarity. For example, a memorandum of understanding with the University of Oxford has established the Oxford–CityU Centre for Cerebro-Cardiovascular Health Engineering; Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programmes with Columbia University are offered; and CityU has launched Hong Kong’s first-ever Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme, focusing on veterinary studies, zoonotic diseases, public health and food safety in order to improve the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities across the region and beyond. About 65% of CityU undergraduates go on exchanges with over 400 student exchange partners from over 40 countries or regions around the world.


CityU’s world-class labs and state-of-the-art teaching facilities enable researchers to maintain a positive trajectory in their work. To foster interdisciplinary research, CityU has established two research institutes, 20 research centres, and eight applied strategic development centres, covering different areas of strategic importance.

With the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, CityU established two State Key Laboratories and one Chinese National Engineering Research Centre. Read more here.

Over the past few years, CityU has expanded rapidly to reflect the University’s development and energy, adding 60% more space for learning and research.

The Jockey Club One Health Tower, a 12-storey tower with a floor area of approximately 23,500 square metres, is under development. It will provide extra space for learning and research, an elegant 1,650 seat-auditorium for international conferences and cultural performances, and an enhanced sports hall.


International Campus

With over 5,000 non-local students enrolled, the campus is vibrant and multicultural. CityU’s  programmes help new students to integrate and make friends, ensuring that wherever they come from, CityU feels like home. Click here to learn more about the Cross-cultural Integration activities.


Undergraduate Admissions

The University welcomes applications from local and non-local/international students, regardless of whether they are presently studying in Hong Kong or overseas.

Postgraduate Admissions

Postgraduate study offers you the chance to pursue your research interests, prepare for a particular profession, and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance your career.


Visiting Studies

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a full programme of study at the University but are interested in taking courses on a short-term basis may apply for admission as visiting students.

University Highlights

Total students - 9,652

26%
74%

International students - 3,333

43%
57%

Total faculty staff - 1,495

1102
393

Total students - 9,652

26%
74%

International students - 3,333

43%
57%

Total faculty staff - 1,495

393
1102
2020
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