The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a university that is firmly rooted in Chinese culture and well positioned in modern society. It is a comprehensive research university with a unique mission ‘to combine tradition with modernity; to bring together China and the West’. Founded in 1963, it has become, after half a century of growth, a regional leader with a global reputation.
CUHK’s eight faculties and graduate school provide robust and substantive academic training to over 20,000 students, while it’s unique college system brings together teachers, students and alumni in a closely-knit community to learn, share and grow.
CUHK undertakes a wide range of research programmes in many subject areas. The University’s insistence on the highest standards of research has won it an enviable research reputation. Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee provides preferential grant funding to the local tertiary institutions to conduct research into 15 selected Areas of Excellence, six of which are being led by researchers from CUHK. It houses four state key laboratories which are entrusted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China to produce research of international quality and carry out important national research tasks. It is also active in establishing academic ties with institutions outside Hong Kong.
CUHK is home to many distinguished scholars who are recognized leaders in their academic fields. It boasts four Nobel Laureates, including Prof. Charles K. Kao, the University’s former Vice-Chancellor who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009 for his groundbreaking achievements on the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication.