Research-intensive, located in Hong Kong Island Research-intensive, located in Hong Kong Island

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is a public research-intensive university located in Hong Kong Island.

Established in 1911 and officially opened in 1912, it is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The university was originally founded in order to compete with other Great Powers that had opened higher learning institutions in China.

HKU hosts ten faculties with English as the medium of instruction in most classes. 

In the main campus, there are three fast food restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisines, local foods and Chinese Dim Sum. Off-campus, within walking distance, there are a variety of restaurants offering different cuisines - Western, Japanese, local, etc. Besides, you will find many Chinese restaurants and local "tea restaurants" down in Western District.

There are currently thirteen residential halls and three non-residential halls. Halls of HKU are known for their strong hall spirit. Each hall has its own tradition, culture, and unique characteristics and members identify very strongly with their halls.

Quick Facts:

Location: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
City Population: 1,289,500
University Population: 23,033
Climate: Humid Subtropical climate - hot, humid summers and mild winters
Nearest Airport: Hong Kong International Airport


Why choose HKU?

  1. Home to the first team in the world which successfully isolated the corona virus, the Causative agent of SARS
  2. HKU declared itself as the first university in the world to join HeForShe, a UN initiative to achieve more female rights
  3. The university is a founding member of Universitas 21, an international consortium of research-led universities

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