The University of Hong Kong 香港大學

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The University of Hong Kong (HKU) was founded in 1911. It is both Hong Kong's first university and an internationally respected centre of intellectual learning and pioneering research discoveries.

HKU has close to a century of distinguished academic heritage. It has nurtured graduates who have served the community and shaped the development of Hong Kong. And today, HKU is also a forward-looking comprehensive research-led institution, attracting students from over 80 countries around the world. It is consistently ranked one of the top universities in Asia and is among the leading universities in the world.

  • Learning at the Deep End

    Journalism students at HKU are getting hands-on training in the rough-and-tumble world of American broadcast journalism.

  • A Fine Art Lesson

    European depictions of China in 18th and 19th century books may seem an esoteric source of real-life experiences, but for eight Fine Arts students they represented an uncommon opportunity to gain new skills and insights.

  • The Many Face of Arthur Conan Doyle

    As Sherlock Holmes stalks the big screen once more, we are reminded of the enduring popularity of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation. The prolific writer’s impact on British culture and identity is providing rich pickings for one HKU scholar.

  • Madagascar’s Menagerie Floated From Africa

    Madagascar is home to a ‘bizarre’ repository of creatures, many found nowhere else on Earth. But how they arrived on the island has baffled scientists for centuries. Now, new research seems to confirm the theory that they rafted there.

  • A New Application for an Old Drug

    The threat of a new influenza pandemic has emerged as one of the leading health concerns of the 21st century. But while pharmaceutical companies race to develop a successful vaccine, scholars at HKU are employing a distinctly Chinese approach to the problem.

  • Audacious Curriculum Reform at HKU

    HKU has turned a change in Hong Kong Education Policy into an opportunity to enhance the student learning experience with an innovative new curriculum.  Learn more about the University's initiatives in curriculum design, teaching and learning activities and future directions.

  • Research at HKU

    HKU has research activities spanning all major disciplines. Find out how the University actively supports ‘blue-sky' and curiosity-driven research and nurtures the next generation of scholars and researchers.

  • International Students at HKU

    HKU has academic links with more than 300 universities and academic or research institutes in 25 different countries, and welcomes over 6,500 students from around the world to its campus.