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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1963
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Shatin, Sha Tin District, New Territories, Hong Kong
    • Phone:
    • +85239437000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chinese University of Hong Kong is a public research university in Shatin, Hong Kong formally established in 1963 by a charter granted by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It is the territory's second oldest university and was founded as a federation of three existing colleges - Chung Chi College, New Asia College and United College - the oldest of which was founded in 1949. Today, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is organized into nine constituent colleges and and eight academic faculties, and remains the only collegiate university in the territory.  Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) operates in both English and Chinese, although classes in most colleges are taught in English. Four Nobel Laureate are associated with Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and it is the only tertiary institution in Hong Kong with recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal and Veblen Prize sitting as faculty in residence.

Academic Highlights

Chinese University Hong Kong (CUHK) currently adopts a strategic plan in five fields of academic inquiry: Biomedical Sciences, Chinese Studies, Economics & Finance, Geoinformation & Earth Sciences and Information Sciences. Despite the stipulation of using Chinese language as the principal medium in the university's ordinance, CUHK has emphasised the importance of both English and Chinese. However, most classes still adopt English as the main language of instruction.

Life in Chinese University Hong Kong

CUHK possesses the largest campus of all higher education institutions in Hong Kong. The hilly 137.3-hectare campus hosts a range of facilities essential for an all-round campus experience, such as libraries, art museums, music halls, a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, a water sports centre and gymnasiums. Many points around the campus offer attractive views of Tide Cove and the Tolo Harbour. Most of CUHK is in Sha Tin District although small parts are in Tai Po District

School Ranking

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is usually ranked among the top 3 Universities in Hong Kong as well as ranked highly globally.


Applicants are required to fulfill the General Admissions Requirements, English Language Requirements for Admission and Programme-Specific Admissions Requirements.

Notable Alumni

As of 2013, four Nobel Prize winners are associated with the university, including Chen Ning Yang, James Mirrlees, Robert Alexander Mundell and former university president Charles K. Kao.Other notable faculty members include mathematician Shing-Tung Yau, laureate of the Fields Medal and the Veblen Prize, and computational theorist Andrew Yao, laureate of the Turing Award, and surgeon James Ware.

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