The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has been blessed with the vision of its founders with 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 through many challenges to develop into a comprehensive, research-oriented university, highly esteemed locally, regionally and globally.
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 myriad non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.
At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to a bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties: Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science.
Given its geographical location, traditions and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, and so forth. Its various specialities in engineering (electronics, information, automation, etc.) are in 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’s high-quality basic and applied research in all disciplines underpins the first-class education it offers. CUHK has long promoted interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. In its latest strategic plan, CUHK identified four research priorities to build on its strengths and leading advantages in those areas to address some of the most pressing issues in the world today.
The future of CUHK graduates is firmly in their own hands. A good number of those pursuing further studies are accepted by prestigious overseas institutions of their choice. The graduating class find themselves strongly welcomed by local employers and multinational companies; 80% of them are able to secure employment within the first year of their graduation. CUHK graduates are consistently highly rated in government and private employer surveys, with their high language proficiency, good communication skills and exemplary work attitude often cited as their most valued attributes.
CUHK alumni number in the hundreds of thousands and counting. Its potent alumni network reaches all professions and sectors—financial, IT, entrepreneurial, education and the civil service, to name but a few. The alumni’s care for the good of their alma mater is an unfailing resource for current students in terms of mentorship opportunities, career guidance and even an early career launch.
CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sports, social and other amenities. The campus is conveniently located in Shatin, a suburb in the northeast part of the city, itself a world financial centre, and an exchange hub of ideas, capital and people in Asia.