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The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.

The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are around 29,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,500 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

There are ten Faculties at the University: Architecture, Arts, Business & Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Sciences.

Recruiting outstanding staff to promote excellence in teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange is one of The University of Hong Kong's top priorities. In recognising that having staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences contributes to the intellectual and multicultural vibrancy of HKU, we actively recruit academic talents from around the world.

Key Facts

  • Over 2,500 professoriate and other academic staff. According to Clarivate Analytics, 114 of HKU's Professors were ranked among the world’s top 1% of scientists
  • Located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong
  • About 17,000 undergraduates and over 12,000 graduate students come from Hong Kong and over 100 countries
  • 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking: 25;
    2020 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking: 35

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