Founded in 1963, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) champions both Chinese and Western values, as well as tradition and modernity. Its motto ‘Through Learning and Temperance to Virtue' places students’ academic learning on the same footing as ethical principles.
With a prominent international outlook, most degree courses within CUHK’s nine faculties are taught in English. In 2015, more than 1,300 overseas students took part in various exchange programmes at the university, which also hosts world-leading academics and scholars who are invited to CUHK to give guest lectures on a regular basis.
The university comprises five state-funded national level laboratories and more than 100 research institutes, including the Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre, which conducts research into bilingualism within its Department of Linguistics and Modern languages.
CUHK is unique in that it is the only higher education institution in the Asia region to offer a collegiate university experience. Situated away from the bustling city centre, its main 137-hectare campus overlooks the beautiful Tolo Harbour, which also makes it one of Asia’s most attractive campuses. In 2014, it was awarded with the Hong Kong Award for Environmental Excellence in 2014 for its environmental initiatives on campus.
The university’s faculty boasts four Nobel Laureates, including former vice chancellor Sir Charles Kao, who was the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. CUHK’s alumni have between them also been awarded with Fields Medals, Turing Awards and Veblen Prizes, while a total of 13 Rhodes Scholars have graduated from CUHK to further their studies at The University of Oxford.