More about University of Hong Kong

Currently ranked 27th in the world, HKU is regarded as Asia’s Global University.

  • A research driven university, with 111 professors ranking in the top 1% scientists globally.
  • A modern campus connected with more than 340 leading universities in 43 countries.
  • A  diverse community of more than 30,000 students, including 9,000 international students from 104 countries.
  • An education in English, with an international focus from a distinct Asian perspective.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is renowned for its academic excellence, world class  research programs, global connections and social impact. Inspired by its rich heritage, but always looking forward, HKU invites students to an educational journey that will prepare them to become globally-minded thinkers and leaders, and to tackle grand global challenges, to be able to adapt swiftly and effectively to unpredictable situations, so that they would be successful anywhere in today's increasingly globlised society.


Situated in a geographically and culturally distinct part of China, Hong Kong has long served as  a gateway between the East and the West.  Drawing from the best traditions of both worlds, HKU builds upon its rich heritage while engages in frontier research and academic endeavours. By following a world class curriculum delivered in English, in one of the world’s most global city, our students also get to experience first hands China’s economic development, rich culture and changing society.    


Long established as Asia’s leading institution of higher education, HKU is seen as a global intellectual powerhouse. Our Dentistry programme is considered the best in the world. We are also placed 6th in Education, 9th in Mineral and Mining Engineering, 9th in Civil and Structural Engineering, and 10in both Linguistics and in Social Policy and Administration. 111 of our professors have been honoured as the world’s "top 1% scientists ", and the research papers published by our faculty generates a constant stream of citations worldwide.


At HKU, you meet students from more than 100 countries, learn from some of the best professors in the world, and get the opportunity to go on exchange at more than 340 leading universities worldwide. And that's just the beginning!


For the last 10 years, more than 99.4% of our graduates have received at least one job offer in every consecutive academic year, with many embarking on careers in fields as diverse as finance, bioengineering and technology, working with global leaders including the likes of Apple, Google and Goldman Sachs.


There is a whole lot more to HKU. To find more about the educational adventures awaiting you in one of the world’s most exciting city, spend some time on our admissions portal. To discover more about what HKU has to offer, visit

Key statistics

  • 20,095
    Number of Students
  • 17.8
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 39%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016


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