Vice-Chancellor and President

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is conducting a worldwide search for the position of Vice-Chancellor and President, in succession to Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung.  The University Council now invites applications from, and nominations of, persons with relevant qualifications and experience and are interested in being considered for this position. 

The Vice-Chancellor and President is the chief academic and administrative officer of the University. 

Founded in 1963, CUHK is one of the world’s leading universities in Asia.  The University is a vibrant, forward-looking and well established comprehensive research university which is fully committed to excellence in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and community service in an extensive range of disciplines, thereby serving the needs and enhancing the well-being of the citizens of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the wider global community. CUHK has attracted a number of distinguished professors and researchers, who are recipients of prestigious international awards including the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Wolf Prize.  The University values greatly its unique College system and the cultural heritage preserved and promoted by the University and its constituent Colleges.  Bilingualism in English and Chinese as well as multiculturalism are also embraced and reflected in our education and scholarly output. 

The University offers a wide spectrum of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in its eight Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science.  It is home to nearly 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, over 7,500 staff (including around 1,700 teaching staff and 1,500 research staff), and over 180,000 alumni.  Further information about the University is available at

Other particulars of this position are available at or may be obtained from Mr. Bing Han, Partner, Perrett Laver, by telephone at +852 3702 6496 or by email at  The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request.  All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence. 

We welcome applications from, and nominations of, individuals of different backgrounds that will contribute to the diversity in higher education.  Applications and nominations should be sent in strict confidence on or before 5 December 2016 to Dr. Norman N.P. Leung, Chairman of the University Council, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, c/o Mr. Bing Han, Partner, Perrett Laver, Unit 1901, 19/F, Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong (email:  The University reserves the right to fill this position by invitation.

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