The History of Hong Kong Baptist University
A publicly funded tertiary institution with a Christian education heritage. It was established as Hong Kong Baptist College with the support of American Baptists, who provided both operating and construction funds and personnel to the school in its early years. It became a public college in 1983 and Hong Kong Baptist University in 1994. HKBU has five main campuses: Ho Sin Hang Campus (1966), Shaw Campus (1995), Baptist University Road Campus (1998), Kai Tak campus (2005), and Shek Mun Campus (2006) for the College of International Education and the Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School. The first three campuses are located in the urban heart of Kowloon Tong, while the Kai Tak Campus is located on Kwun Tong Road and the Shek Mun Campus in Sha Tin. In 2005, the University established the Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, China. The college was the first tertiary education institution founded through collaboration between a Mainland university and a Hong Kong university.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) encompasses eight Faculties/Schools offering a range of undergraduate programmes, associate degree and higher diploma programmes as well as taught postgraduate programmes and research postgraduate programmes leading to the award of master and doctoral degrees. It prides itself on its dual focus on teaching and research and encourages service to society among its staff and students. Over the years, HKBU has remained committed to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and has gained a reputation as one of Asia’s finest institutions of higher learning.
Life in Hong Kong Baptist University
The Joint Sports Centre, which was opened in May 1995, is funded by the University Grants Committee. It is jointly owned and managed by the three universities: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Centre provides various kinds of outdoor sports facilities for use by students, staff and immediate family members and alumni. The sports facilities are used for training, competition and recreational activities.
According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), HKBU was ranked 60th of the World University Impact Ranking and 70th of Top 100 Universities of Asia in 2019. HKBU was also ranked 261th of the Top Universities in the World by QS World University Rankings, 27th of the QS University "50 under 50" by QS World University Rankings in 2020 and 58th for Asian Universities QS World University Rankings in 2020.
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers full-time integrated undergraduate, postgraduate programmes leading to master or doctoral degrees with the aim of nurturing students’ all-round development through a unique and enriching learning experience.