President

President's Welcome

Welcome to City University of Hong Kong (CityU). We are a dynamic university established in 1994 and uniquely located in the heart of Hong Kong, Asia's world city. Our goals are to pursue high levels of excellence, promote innovation and nurture creativity with the aim to improve people's lives. In a city where East meets West, our vision is to become globally recognised for professional education, one that emphasises the mutual enrichment of different cultures and intellectual traditions, and for research that makes a real difference.

CityU is growing. It comprises the College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Science, Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, and the School of Creative Media, School of Data Science, School of Energy and Environment, and School of Law. Hong Kong's first-ever Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme at the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences commenced in the 2017/18 academic year in partnership with Cornell University, one of the world's top-ranked veterinary schools. Our curricula are designed to promote knowledge creation, original discoveries and innovative thinking by integrating teaching and research at all levels.

Our Strategic Plan 2020–2025: World-class Research and Education builds on the aspirations defined in our previous plans for 2015–2020 and 2010-2015, and includes a roadmap for the next 25 years. We will maintain our dynamic trajectory as a leading global university, excelling in research and professional education.

As an international university, we emphasise diversity, intercultural learning and a global vision. Our distinguished faculty are recruited from all over the world. We have established an excellent international network of academic collaborations and developed global agreements with over 400 student exchange parties from more than 40 countries/jurisdictions. Our graduates are thoughtful, adaptable and open-minded professionals who make positive contributions to society.

CityU has performed strongly in international rankings. According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released on 10 June 2020, CityU is ranked 48th in the world. In terms of research quality as measured by citations per faculty member, CityU is ranked among the top 22 globally, reflecting its substantial and rapidly rising research strengths. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020, CityU is ranked as the Most International University in the world.

I invite you to explore our website or visit us in person. You will be impressed by the high quality of our faculty of various levels and our state-of-the-art teaching and research programmes.

Way Kuo

President and University Distinguished Professor?
June 2020

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