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Hong Kong Baptist University

Location Kowloon Tong Campus, Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
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Ranking

# =281

QS World University Rankings
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55

Undergraduate programs
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100

Postgraduate programs

In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) .

Today, the six Faculties/Schools and the Academy of Visual Arts offer a range of undergraduate programmes, taught and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degree and higher diploma programmes. HKBU is dedicated to nurturing future generations of civically engaged community members, providing them with a broad-based, creativity inspiring education. HKBU has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning and leverages its excellence in teaching and research for the betterment of society.

In November 2017, HKBU announced its 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 and refreshed its vision to “being a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.”

At the heart of the vision lies a commitment to enhancing world-class interdisciplinary research that would influence public thinking and policy making. To maintain its relevance to society and ensure continuance of its contributions to the creation and transfer of knowledge for the benefit of all, HKBU is purposefully investing resources to implement a comprehensive plan of action, and will focus on three strategic research clusters, namely: Creative Media and Practice, Health, and Drug Discovery, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Dedicated to driving cutting-edge discovery and scholarship to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world, HKBU has established six unique interdisciplinary laboratories to create a platform for great minds to pursue enduring knowledge to meet global challenges. It champions collaborative research across disciplines and faculties, and nurtures young talents to explore their potentials. It coalesces experts and professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, leading to tremendous opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

In 2020, HKBU launched the Talent 100 PhD Scholarship Scheme to provide comprehensive and practical doctoral training, in particular interdisciplinary research training. Students admitted will be hosted under the   Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies .

In 1956, Hong Kong Baptist College was founded as a post-secondary college committed to the provision of whole person education. In 1983, Hong Kong Baptist College became a fully funded public tertiary institution. It gained university status in 1994 and was renamed Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) .

Today, the six Faculties/Schools and the Academy of Visual Arts offer a range of undergraduate programmes, taught and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees, as well as associate degree and higher diploma programmes. HKBU is dedicated to nurturing future generations of civically engaged community members, providing them with a broad-based, creativity inspiring education. HKBU has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning and leverages its excellence in teaching and research for the betterment of society.

In November 2017, HKBU announced its 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan 2018-2028 and refreshed its vision to “being a leading liberal arts university in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture.”

At the heart of the vision lies a commitment to enhancing world-class interdisciplinary research that would influence public thinking and policy making. To maintain its relevance to society and ensure continuance of its contributions to the creation and transfer of knowledge for the benefit of all, HKBU is purposefully investing resources to implement a comprehensive plan of action, and will focus on three strategic research clusters, namely: Creative Media and Practice, Health, and Drug Discovery, Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Dedicated to driving cutting-edge discovery and scholarship to meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world, HKBU has established six unique interdisciplinary laboratories to create a platform for great minds to pursue enduring knowledge to meet global challenges. It champions collaborative research across disciplines and faculties, and nurtures young talents to explore their potentials. It coalesces experts and professionals from a broad range of backgrounds, leading to tremendous opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge transfer.

In 2020, HKBU launched the Talent 100 PhD Scholarship Scheme to provide comprehensive and practical doctoral training, in particular interdisciplinary research training. Students admitted will be hosted under the   Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies .

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #=271
  • 2014
    #288
  • 2015
    #=318
  • 2016
    #281
  • 2017
    #=278
  • 2018
    #=299
  • 2019
    #=277
  • 2020
    #261
  • 2021
    #264
  • 2022
    #287
  • 2023
    #=281

Ranking criteria

36.3
Overall
17
Academic Reputation
12.8
Employer Reputation
50.9
Faculty Student Ratio
39.6
Citations per Faculty
98
International Faculty Ratio
100
International Students Ratio
30.4
International Research Network
26.9
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Underpinned by curricula which are embedded with research and service learning, HKBU’s distinctive liberal arts education model emphasises the nourishment of the creative mind and building of character. The wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer are designed to develop students’ critical thinking which is increasingly deemed crucial for success in today’s fast-changing world.

At HKBU, students embark on an inspiring intellectual journey that prepares them not only for a specific career but enables them to be changemakers who contribute to bettering the world. The broad-based, student-centred curriculum covers essential knowledge in arts and sciences, humanities and social sciences, and eastern and western civilisations, and is delivered through research-informed teaching augmented by out-of-classroom learning opportunities. Complementing studies in specialised disciplines, our General Education programme and service learning projects contribute to the overall learning experience and ignite a passion to serve as well as prepare for career opportunities anywhere.

The University encourages participation in co- and extra-curricular activities, exchange, and foreign placement opportunities through an extensive range of strategic global collaborations in teaching, research and community engagement. Similarly, great efforts are continuously made to bring foremost scholars and renowned professionals from around the world to HKBU and determined steps are taken to further internationalise the campus at all levels. Pioneering programmes to enhance students’ global outlook include the International Writers’ Workshop, the Pulitzer Prize Winners Workshop and the Consul-General-in-Residence Programme.


HKBU offers postgraduate programmes of diverse disciplines fulfilling aspirations of individual students and advancing knowledge through research and scholarship. Our programmes emphasise a global perspective, the development of critical minds, and interactive and participatory learning. We provide students with a remarkable learning environment with different forms of collaborative arrangements both within and outside the University, substantial learning and teaching resources, and a team of dynamic staff committed to excellence. Knowledge is a continuing process of investigation. Partnering with our students, the University keeps moving forward and creating impact to address the local and global challenges.

Its Graduate School, established in 2002, plays a major role in offering postgraduate programmes to meet societal needs, and in facilitating research advancement for the benefit of the humankind. Ever since its establishment, the Graduate School has grown rapidly both in terms of the spectrum of programmes offered, the number of students enrolled, and the diversity of research projects it manages. Currently, the number of postgraduate students accounts for approximately 40% of the University's total enrolment and there are also over 700 ongoing research projects, generating research outputs that attract international collaboration and recognition.


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