The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision. As the second oldest university in the territory, CUHK distinguishes itself from other local universities with its firmly rooted Chinese culture, bilingualism and multiculturalism, and a unique college system that complements the formal learning experience through whole-person development and pastoral care.
CUHK has been at the forefront of research. It is associated with a galaxy of distinguished scholars and researchers, including Nobel Laureates, a Fields medalist, a Turing Award winner, and members of the Royal Society. In its Strategic Plan 2021–2025, CUHK has identified four strategic areas to build on its strengths and leading advantages to address some of the most pressing issues of the world today. These areas are China: Tradition and Modernity, Innovative Biomedicine, Information and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, past and ongoing Hong Kong University Grants Committee’s Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent research institutions worldwide. In recognition of its innovative spirit, CUHK was ranked the most innovative university in Hong Kong in Reuters’ ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities in 2016-19.
One of the best universities in the world, CUHK is ranked among the world’s elite for its international profile and took third place worldwide in Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2021.
The University engages in academic and research partnerships with over 440 universities and institutions from around the world, internationalizing education and advancing the frontiers of knowledge and technology to address the many global challenges of today.