Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. CUHK teachers and students hail from all around the world. CUHK graduates are connected worldwide through an extensive alumni network.
As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, CUHK aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The education experience here is distinguished by a flexible credit unit system, a college system, bilingualism and multiculturalism. There are general education courses to broaden students' perspectives and develop in them the ability to face the challenges of contemporary society. Our eight Faculties offer a wide array of excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
In accordance with its Ten-Year Vision Statement, The Chinese University of Hong Kong offers a wide range of research programmes in different subject areas and encourages all academic staff to undertake consultancy and collaborative projects with industry. CUHK has always adopted a liberal policy on research undertakings that allows breadth and depth.Research activities at CUHK cover dimensions laterally to encompass all subjects that are offered at CUHK, vertically to integrate staff research with teaching, and longitudinally to range from upstream research to midstream development.
The Career Planning and Development Centre advocates all-round career preparation and is committed to the career development of students and graduates of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Through a range of career-focused services and programmes, we provide students with comprehensive job market information and insightful advice to help actualize their career aspirations.
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) offers professional services on personal growth and development.
All undergraduate students of CUHK are given the opportunity to stay in student hostels for at least one year during their studies. Allocation of accommodation takes into consideration a student's travelling time to studies, his/her home environment and participation in student activities. Priority is given to specific groups of students including key office bearers of the Student Union, the College Resident Associations and other student bodies.
The University Library houses extensive collections including Special Collections, Hong Kong Studies Collection, Arts and Humanities Collection, Business Collection, Engineering Collection, Science Collection, Social Sciences Collection, the Reference Collection, General Education Collection and Good Reads. Access to the Law Library is via the University Library.
The Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC), at Pi Ch’iu Building, offers a variety of services to the academic, research and administrative communities of the University.
The University has a population of over 20,000. Protecting the physical and emotional health of all these individuals is a stupendous undertaking. While CUHK members can have their cold or sprained ankle treated at the campus clinics or at designated clinics off campus, the University also empowers them, through health promotion, to improve their own health.
Our beautiful 137.3-hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour is the largest and greenest in Hong Kong. It houses a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, water sports centre and gymnasiums.
Conveniences including transport to and from the University, on-campus transport services, parking, medical clinics, canteens, a bookstore, banks, a souvenir counter, a supermarket and a hair salon, are also available on campus.
CUHK and the Colleges offer a variety of sports facilities, including a sports field for track and field, gymnasia, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, weight training rooms and a water sports centre.